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Financial records. Tax information. Email correspondence. Documents from work or school. Digital photos. It's all on your computer, and you can't afford to lose it if something bad happens.
Backup To DVD/CD/Flash, and its cousin Backup Made Simple, protect you by copying your valuable information to a DVD, CD, USB flash drive, or other external device. Then you can quickly restore your valuable information if there is an accident or equipment failure, even if you lose your entire computer.
You choose what to back up by creating a Backup Plan, and using a simple Windows Explorer-like interface to select the folders and files you want to save. If you aren't sure what needs to be backed up on your computer, instead use our Wizard to create a Backup Plan for you by searching your entire computer for folders with the kinds of files you want to save. You don't have to remember where you put things. Backup Plans also adapt automatically when you create, delete, move or rename folders and files, so you don't have to remember to fix them after reorganizing your hard drive.
To further protect you, the software allows you to check your backup discs at any time to make sure they are still restorable no matter how old they are or what might have happened to the backup discs since you made them. You don't even need to have the backup program installed on a computer to restore from the backups - unless you choose otherwise, everything can be copied off the backup using Windows Explorer. This means you can still recover your data even if you have to replace your entire computer, and you've lost your download file to install the software from.
Both backup programs will make backups to DVD's, CD's, USB flash drives, and other USB connected storage devices.Feature Summary
In addition to protecting your valuable information, Backup To DVD/CD/Flash and Backup Made Simple are also very flexible. They do multi-disc backups, split and compress big files, and make incremental backups containing only recently modified files. They can also create a log file on your computer for each backup they do, with full details of what was saved to that backup. Backups can be fully automated and scheduled, so they're easy enough to do every day if you want. They can even synchronize the contents of selected folders between two computers, finding changes made on one computer and copying them to the other.
The list below introduces the main features of both programs; for a complete list see the features page.
You can make backups that are readable directly from Windows Explorer, or the "Open File" option in your favorite program! Very convenient to quickly check something on a backup. This also lets you use backups to copy files to different computers, without installing the backup software everywhere.
Backup To DVD/CD/Flash adapts automatically when you add, rename, move or delete folders and files on your hard drive. This means you don't have to remember to fix your backup after reorganizing or adding things on your hard drive!
Most backup programs have only basic point-and-click selection to pick what to back up. We also have wildcard name matching, include and exclude filtering, specification inheritance by subfolders, and several Wizard-based searches to find the data you need to back up.
Most backup programs give you only one chance to verify that your backup is actually usable - when you make it. Too bad if you discover a year later it's useless. Maybe you bought a new DVD/CD drive and it won't read the backup disc, or your kid scratched the media. Our software lets you re-check an old backup whenever you like, so you know it will work when you need it.
Unlike our competitors, Backup To DVD/CD/Flash is actually two programs in one: It's a traditional backup program, and it's also a folder/file synchronization program. Synchronization reconciles folders on two computers that should have identical copies of the same files, and automatically updates old or missing files in either location. This lets you work on the same files on different computers, using synchronization to copy your work around as needed without you having to remember which files you modified where.
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Both of our programs contain a comprehensive set of features to let you make backups the way you want, and are easy to set up and use even for non-technical users. In no time at all you'll be making a backup of the important information on your computer, confident that everything you need is protected.
The software has a number of features designed specifically with flexibility and ease of use in mind.
Our software can make a traditional backup, and it can also synchronize folders and files with copies on another hard drive or another computer. Sychronization is a good alternative to a regular backup when your goal is to keep a second copy of important files, or move files between computers so you can work on either one.
Our Backup Plan Wizard will help you find everything on your computer you need to back up, even if you don't know where it is. If you know where something is you can just browse your hard drive and select it with our Windows Explorer-like user interface as well.
Once you've figured out what to back up and configured the software to do this, your instructions are saved as a "Backup Plan". The next time you want to make the same backup, just choose your plan from the list of saved plans. No more trying to remember what you did the last time.
A total backup of a large hard drive may require many backup discs. You should invest the effort to do this once in a while, but why waste all that time and all those backup discs every time when most of the files on your computer never change? Our software will let you back up only those files that have changed, so in most cases your regular backups will fit on a single disc.
With most backup software you have to remember to reconfigure your backup program in some way if you add or rename folders or files and you want to back them up. Not with ours. Our software automatically includes and new subfolders and files if the folder they were added to was already included in the backup. And the software automatically recognizes when a folder or file is renamed.
Of course, this is just the very beginning of what the software can do!Two Backup Programs
The only difference between our two programs is that Backup To DVD/CD/Flash is configured by default appropriately for DVD, CD, flash drives and other high capacity media, and Backup Made Simple for more general purpose use and when space is at a premium. Mostly this means Backup Made Simple compresses files to save space on the backup media, and Backup To DVD/CD/Flash does not. Each can be configured to operate like the other, they can restore each other's backups, etc. They also accept each other's license ID's so you don't have to buy a second license to use both.Other Things Worth Noting...
All versions of the software are compatible with all versions of Windows, including 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP.
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