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You heard it many times, that you have to backup your files. It's not needed till the first crash and all your work is lost. So these backup tools are free and you only have to download and set it up to start making regular backups, that can even be automatic.

Because when something happens (crash of your disk, virus, your computer gets stolen ...) you can restore all of your data in a short time from the backup disk, tape, DVD, cloud or zip file. Choose a free backup software from the list and start protecting your files today...

Best Free Backup Tools:

FreeFileSync 10.16 new
a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed. Comments 
Personal Backup new updated
easy to use backup tool with ton of functions, including backup via FTP. Comments 
Syncfolders 3.4.527 new
a simple tool that will help you to synchronize the content of two folders, including any subfolders. The folders may be on different disk drives, on the network, or storage devices attached to the USB port, including external hard disk drives, flash drives, and any other type of USB storage device. The program allows you to easily copy new and updated files and folders in either or both directions. Comments 
Areca Backup 7.4.8
backup freeware tool that supports incremental (you can navigate among different version of the files contained in your archives) and image backup on local drives and FTP servers. Open source. Comments 
AutoVer 1.4.3
configurable automatic or real time backup and personal versioning system. It can be used as a simple real time backup or as a more complex, but transparent version control system (like a realtime incremental backup). The beauty of this system is that once you set it up (which is extremely simple) it does everything. No remembering to backup or to check in or check out files. Every time you save a file it is copied to your backup folder, drive or FTP server. You can include and exclude certain files and browse the backups with the Backup Explorer. Comments 
Cobian Backup
software to backup files and whole directories. You can set the program to automatically make a backup within regular intervals of time. The program can also use pkzip.exe 2.50 or newer as an external application to compress your files or directories. Comments 
simple backup software, it allows you to select a source and destination set of folders, and then replicate the source, including the folder structure, at the destination. Comments 
DFIncBackup Home 2.93
personal backup software for incremental backup files to zip archives. One archive can contain several root folders from different disk volumes and any subfolder can be tuned separately. Program have internal scheduler and log viewer. Comments 
DriveImage XML 2.50
program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe 'hot images' even from drives currently in use. Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. Supports drives drives formatted with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS. Comments 
FBackup 8.3.237 updated
a free backup software with an easy to use interface. Creates standard zip files or exact copies of files, backs up open files and lets you protect your backed up files using zip passwords. Also includes many plugins for easy backing up the most popular applications with all settings and other required files like Google Chrome, Thunderbird, Photoshop and more. It is free for both personal and commercial use. Comments 
FileFort 1.00
file backup software that will automatically backup your critical data to virtually any type of storage media including CD, DVD, Blu-ray and remote FTP servers. Comments 
Handy Backup 2.1
backup software designed for Windows 9x/NT/2000/Me/XP. It makes an automatic backup of your critical data virtually to any type of storage media: floppy disk, hard drive, network drive, or a remote FTP server. You only need to setup it once and it will monitor changes and execute scheduled backups and synchronizations at the time you specify. Strong file encryption, password protection and zip compression on the fly and many other features will protect your valuable data. Comments 
SQLBackupAndFTP 10.2.13
runs scheduled backups of SQL Server databases, zips the backups, stores them on a network or on a FTP server, removes old backups, sends an e-mail confirmation on job's success or failure. Comments 
SyncBack Free updated
Easily backup, synchronize, or restore your files to another drive, FTP server, ZIP file, networked drive, or removable media. Highly configurable, SyncBack includes: detailed, easy to read log files, email results, simulated backups and restore, file filters, sub-directory selection, copy verification, background backups, auto-close of programs, easy and expert modes, profile groups, compare files, and an extensive context sensitive help file. Comments 1
open source program for continuous file synchronization. It can synchronizes files between two or more computers. Comments 
Yadis! 1.6.5
easy-to-use backup software, which will save you a lot of troubles. It guards your personal data by making real-time copies (whenever you make changes to your documents) to almost any destination you choose. Comments 
ZipSnap 2.1
simple command-line incremental backup tool for directories. Creates compressed point-in-time snapshots, adds only new or modified files and directories at each time. Files are automatically numbered with a timestamp. Comments 

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