This could be a top notch software but it's not stable. First install, I could not select folders to sync. After second install, everything was fine, however, I cannot do email or other backups, they are all grayed out. The only one that isn't is the File choosing backup.
Other options like sync took forever to analyze some folders, albeit large ones, but still, didn't show me any progress, just said it was searching folders and would do nothing else.
I searched tech support, forum, Google, and I can't find my issue. When it comes to contacting support they have no GFI free version listed so not sure that would even work or if there IS support for the free version.
Too bad really, this would be a favorite software of mine if it only worked properly.
This simple program has many desirable features not found in other
commercial offerings. If it would do what it advertises, I would have my
backup program. The problem is that I keep getting inconsistent and
unreliable performance from it, and am now looking for a replacement. The
latest issue is that differential backups are not deleting defunct files,
leaving the backups large-sized.
If GFI would clean up the code a little, this program would go to the very top of the list.
I like it when a program works as advertised right off the bat. I installed the program, created a synchronization task, and ran the task, all within 10 minutes. No fuss, no muss. Compare this with my experience with [...], which failed this simple test!
A few problems with GFI.
Have extensively tried two clones of GFI and had no problems in the actual backup function(except not all files were occasionally copied by either-a serious fault )-but after trying about 5 times on the same settings,GFI will install but not backup at all-freezes at 0%.
Then it won't uninstall normally as the log file cant be found(the log file has to be moved to another area like desktop and then can be found by the problematical Wise uninstaller,which apparently is the culprit).GFI should warn users of this.
As the two identical clones worked OK, doubt any of all this a conflict in my setup. Potentially could be superb and one of the very best.
Best backup soft I've used yet. Simple, easy to use interface. Even makes backups of your IE, FF and TB settings.
Runs perfect on my Vista Home, no problems backing up my entire User folder to my external HDD.
One of the best backup-tools I ever tried, and believe me, I tried a lot of these programs! Very good job !
This wizard-driven backup tool walks you through the steps of creating backup tasks that can be executed manually or automatically using the scheduler. It's very easy to get the hang of and most users will find it an effective and versatile backup tool.
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