Windows 10: Free Files / Folders Backup program/s

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  1. Motim Win User

    Free Files / Folders Backup program/s


    Hello, Macrium free edition is not making files / folders backup. Any recommendations for some free program/s to make such backup will be appreciated. Thanks Windows 10, Winver 19042.1165 (20H2) x64

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    Motim, Aug 17, 2021
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  2. qubit Win User

    [Solved] Need replacement backup program

    SEE UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

    Been using Karen's Replicator for over a decade to make mirror backups and it's been flawless, but now the program doesn't work properly any more - and the problem is unfixable - so I need a replacement and would be grateful for suggestions.


    Free Files / Folders Backup program/s ptreplicator.gif


    The problem is with destination folder creations and deletions. For deletions it fails silently, leaving the folder there. For creations (ie exists on source, but not destination) it pauses for a couple of seconds for every file in the missing folder and carries on. When the backup is complete, the log file shows that it couldn't find the missing folder and there's an entry for every file that it couldn't copy. The error is real, since the missing folder isn't created.

    After much frantic Googling, it turns out that Windows 10 patch KB4015217 is apparently the culprit. However, reading the changelog gives no clue about the problem.

    KR is written in VB6 and hasn't been updated since 2009 because the developer, Karen Kenworthy, died in 2011 so it will never be fixed. Running it in any of the compatibility modes or as an administrator doesn't fix it, either. Neither does setting the security permissions to allow the Everyone group full access. It's just broken hard.

    I guess a temporary workaround might be to run KR under W7 in a virtual machine and allow that VM access to the drives, but that's messy and I can't be bothered to set it up.

    I've found people suggesting several backup programs to replace KR, such as ones at the links below, but I'd like to know what you use and recommend. I need a program that can handle backing up to a network location and crucially, must be capable of creating a mirror backup. That's a backup that looks identical to the source, so files and folders are created and deleted as necessary to make them identical. Note that exception rules must be possible too, such as missing out the pagefile, temp files etc.

    Best free backup software 2021

    SyncBackFree - free backup software for Windows

    Free File Synchronization, Backup, Data Replication, PC Sync Software, Freeware, File Sync, Data Synchronization Software | Allway Sync – File Synchronization That Works


    UPDATE 16SEP17

    There's a workaround for this problem here. Once the updated version is out, the problem should be properly fixed.


    UPDATE 15DEC17

    Problem is completely solved. See my update here.
     
    qubit, Aug 17, 2021
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  3. dark2099 Win User
    Generating a .txt based file list in Windows 7

    I want to be able to generate a .txt file that lists all the files and folders in a specific folder on my PC, but don't know the name of any programs that do that. Searched on google a bit and came up with this guide, but it's for XP and I can't seem to find some of the folder options to modify the .bat file. Any suggestions? Thanks

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/file_list_generator.htm

    EDIT: The .bat file will do what I want if it is in the folder I want to do it in, but the option I want to add is having the right click option that it shows.
     
    dark2099, Aug 17, 2021
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  4. YIN
    Yin Win User

    Free Files / Folders Backup program/s

    Looking for a program which grabs folders\files and converts it into text

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a program which lets you pick a folder and grabs all the files\folders names and puts it in a text file.

    I'm not sure if that makes sense, sorry if it doesn't.
     
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