Backing up a PC is one of those jobs - like checking smoke alarms, or making sure the spare tire is pumped up and puncture-free - that many continually put off. However, should disaster strike, it is a relief to know that it has been done.
Now on version 6, Roxio's Backup My PC Deluxe is designed to make protecting data much less of a chore. The latest edition includes even more features to make backing up as simple as possible, with wizards to hold your hand in all four main parts of the software.
The Backup Wizard, in particular, makes things easier for first-time users. This guides them through choosing whether to back up the entire hard drive or just selected files and folders, and then deciding whether to continually back up everything or just the files that have changed since last time.
Files can be archived to a range of media, including CD, DVD and external hard drives. If and when customers need to recover any data, the Restore Wizard takes you through the entire process.
Also new in version 6 is automatic data protection. The package allows the option to schedule automated backups, saving time and trouble, without the need to know whether a full, incremental or differential backup was required.
Finally, there is the option to create a disaster recovery plan. This lets users build a set of tools to recover the entire system should it fail to boot into the OS.
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