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The best free file backup software: GFI Backup Home Edition

In my article [1] on FBackup I just ranted about how I am obsessed with Titan Backup. Well let me tell you my affair with Titan Backup is over; we are done – I broke up. I found myself a new love which comes in the name of GFI Backup Home Edition:

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Does the interface for GFI Backup look familiar? Oh yes… now I remember: it looks just like Titan Backup! GFI Backup is literally the same thing as Titan Backup (Titan Backup is the predecessor of GFI Backup) with one difference: GFI Backup Home Edition is now free for home users. So instead of downloading old, outdated versions of Titan Backup, you can use new, free versions of GFI Backup.

To give you a run down of why I say GFI Backup is the best free file backup software, here is what GFI Backup has/can do:

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Pretty impressive features for a free program huh? Nothing more I can ask for in a file backup program except maybe the ability to backup email from online email services (such as Gmail or Hotmail) and an open platform for plugin development. Forget Titan Backup and forget FBackup (unless of course FBackup has a plugin that GFI Backup does not) – time to get GFI Backup.

The only downside to GFI Backup is that you must fill out a short form (first name, last name and email address) in order to download it. No biggie though –  if you feel too violated of your privacy you can enter fake names and email addresses because you will get a download link directly on your screen after you submit your info. However consider using real information (at least real email) so you can avoid having to register every time you want to download from GFI. You can grab GFI Backup Home Edition from the following link:

***GFI Backup  Home Edition System Requirements:

  • Intel Pentium III processor or above
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
  • 8 MB free hard drive space
  • Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional SP2, SP3 (x86 and the x64 versions) and all editions of Windows Vista except for Vista Starter (x86 and the x64 versions)

While officially Windows 7 is not supported, people have reported it is working just fine in Win7.

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