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  • 4.0 stars

    "Getting the job done easily"

    November 13, 2011  |   By Zadig

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    1 - Very easy to set up backupjobs
    2 - Works very nice in the background
    3 - Easy scheduling
    4 - Expert mode

    Cons

    1 - Some problems with norwegian language pack
    2 - Reports of error do not contain complete path to files not backed up.

    Summary

    Very nise GUI
    Does the job
    Expert mode

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Nice free program"

    October 19, 2011  |   By DrNotes

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    Flexible
    Can create unlimited backup profiles
    Copies quickly

    Cons

    Little bit of learning curve to understand options.
    Additional confirmation click required to execute backup after source and destination are compared, can't just kick off the backup and walk away.
    Comparison window lists every difference between source and destination, even files that are in the destination but will not be copied.

    Summary

    It performs my manual backups of only changed files very well as needed.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great tool; great value"

    October 14, 2011  |   By fredwehr

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    simulation mode

    Cons

    none noticed

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So practical and easy to use"

    September 28, 2011  |   By geebs46

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    Very informative interface, excellent FAQ pages

    Cons

    None whatsoever

    Summary

    Not a con but I would recommend Expert mode to select/ensure deleted folders on C drive are automatically zapped from the backup device - you wouldn't want to restore these! This software is far superior to what I had been using - after the initial run for each (sub)folders of choice, future runs are incremental in nature and therefore very quick.You can get a display in your browser of what was run, you can do dummy runs - this backup program is the real McCoy IMHO.

    Updated on Sep 28, 2011

    update to my earlier review - because I can't contain my enthusiasm for this free backup program!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works great, small background file/footprint"

    September 24, 2011  |   By backcountrybum

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    * small background file uses little memory
    * you can set priority
    * doesn't slow system

    Cons

    haven't noticed any cons yet

    Summary

    I use it to sync to an extra drive in case my main drive dies.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Free, fast, very customizable; hangs computer"

    August 20, 2011  |   By chengiz

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    Free.
    Fast.
    Very customizable.

    Cons

    Hangs the computer for large-ish jobs.

    Summary

    While this is a very customizable, fast, free piece of software, it hangs the computer (which must be rebooted) for all but simple jobs. On an average I'd say it copies about 5 GB before it hangs, but this varies. This behaviour is extremely annoying and unexpected of any software, but especially backup software.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good for 30 days only."

    August 13, 2011  |   By yarydnar

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    Excellent function, easy to setup.

    Cons

    Works great for 30 days, then it goes wild.
    Disconnect for a week and it will lose profiles (think -- if you go on a business trip for a week -- which I do frequently.)

    Summary

    If you have the time or want to reload or recreate profiles or reinstall the product every 30 days, then it is an excellent tool. If you travel a lot you can lose profiles or the product just seems to run wild.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free backup I have used"

    August 1, 2011  |   By swishl

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    easy & intuitive

    Cons

    Lacks some features found on the commercial variety

    Summary

    Get it try it and perhaps buy full featured version

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Best Backup Free Software there is"

    July 27, 2011  |   By achitea

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    Two years of problem free backups
    Extremely flexible configuration (sync or backup)
    Incrementals run in seconds every night.
    Emails problems/failures

    Cons

    Free version can't back open files. Live with it. Close the files

    Summary

    After decades of looking for a good product for backups, this is it. I am an IT Pro. It would not be the easiest for my dad to use, but if you know what you are doing, give this a try. Can't beat the price.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best backup program of all"

    July 22, 2011  |   By ogrodafloresta

    Version: SyncBack Freeware 3.2.26

    Pros

    Lots of options, really fast and highly customizable.

    Cons

    Maybe kinda complicated for some people to get some terms.

    Summary

    With a little bit of patience, you create a profile and back up your data exactly the way you want it. I would've already gone mad with copying and pasting if it wasn't for SyncBack.

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