If you store all your files on your hard disk without backing up your data, then you are making a big mistake. Anything can happen – your hard disk can crash, you may accidentally erase your files, some bad program or malware can corrupt your data among many other similar situations. You can save yourself from all this trouble simply by creating regular backups of your important data. Auslogics BitReplica can help you make backups of your files and folder easily in Windows.
BitReplica is a free tool for backing up files stored on your Windows PC. It protects your photos, music, documents and any other data from being lost due to a hard drive crash, virus attack or accidental deletion. The program is very useful especially for those who have multiple storage devices like multiple hard disk drives or portable USB hard disk drives.
You can download BitReplica from the Auslogics website. The download is a setup installer around five megabytes in size. After the installation, you can start backing up your important files. The first step is to create a profile. When BitReplica runs for the first time, you would see a big button labeled New Profile. Click on this button to start creating a new profile. You can also select Profile → New Profile from the menubar.
In the next step, you have to select which items you want to include in the profile to be backed up. You can include files inside special folders like Desktop, Documents etc., profiles of various browsers and e-mail clients and other custom specified folders. You have to choose where to create the backups and when to make them. You can also choose different methods of backing up your data like – simple copy, differential backup, incremental backup, full backup, synchronization backup etc. You can create more than one profiles if you want to.
Once you have created a profile, you can run it from menubar by selecting Profiles → Run ProfileName. You can also select your profile from the list on the left side and click on the play button to start the backup process. The backup would fail if the files that you want to backup are in use by some other program. Restoring the files from a backup is easy too. Just select the backup from the list. From under the list of Created Backups, choose a backup and then click on the Restore link to start the restoration process.
Auslogics BitReplica is a simple and easy backup tool. It does not provide advanced features like encryption of backups or creating backups online, but these options only make things complicated. You can use it to regularly backup your important data and keep it safe from accidental deletion, corruptions and malware attacks. You can download BitReplica from http://www.bitreplica.com/.