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Computer backup software reviews

Last updated: 10 May 2017

Without a complete system backup, you're putting your PC at serious risk of losing important files. We lab test and review the latest computer backup software to help you find the best one for you. Our buying guide will help explain the features to look for.

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Our test covers the popular computer backup programs for PC, including the default options included with Windows 10.

Our expert testers give every software a thorough workout to help find the products that:

  • are the easiest to use when backing up and restoring
  • are the easiest to use during disaster recovery
  • offer different back-up methods (full, incremental and differential)
  • support cloud storage.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find which programs include useful features such as disk imaging, encryption, network backup and file/folder specific backup. And our Recommended list will help you see quickly which products come out on top.

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    Prices paid February 2017 in Australian dollars.

    Windows 10 backup tools are included with the operating system.

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    • Brand
    • Model
    • Price
    • Version tested
    • PCs supported
    • Subscription required
    • Free version available
    • Free trial offered
    • Upgrades
    • Full backup
    • Incremental backup
    • Differential backup
    • Continuous backup
    • File and folder sync
    • Whole disk image
    • Partition image
    • System image
    • Disk clone
    • Other backup types
    • Encryption
    • AES-256 encoding
    • Scheduling options
    • Rescue media creation (USB stick)
    • Rescue media creation (CD/DVD)
    • Back up to network
    • Restore partition image
    • Restore whole disk image
    • Restore individual files and folders
    • Able to mount disk partition images
    • Universal restore
    • Restore to new/blank drive
    • Used sector backup
    • Sector by sector backup
    • Cloud backup capacity
    • Online knowledgebase
    • Email alert
    • Live chat
    • FAQ
    • Forum
    • Tutorials available
    • Built-in manual or help files
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