Keeping a regular backup of your files is one way to ensure that your important files are not lost due to unfortunate events of hard drive failures, data corruption, malware infection, theft, fire or any other similar things. Once you have made the backups, you should keep the storage drives holding those backups in a safe and secure place so that it is not subjected to any events resulting in data loss.
For creating regular backups of your files, you can use a freeware tool called Toucan. It is a portable software that can make creating backups very easy for everyone. Since it is portable, you can keep it stored on your portable storage drives so that you never lose it and can use it from any Windows PC.
Toucan is an open-source tool for synchronizing files across two folders, creating backups and encrypting files. With three features built inside one tool, Toucan is the only software you would need for managing your files, backups, encrypting and syncing.
It shows a user interface where all the different features are available under different tab. Syncing, Backup and Secure are given their individual separate tabs. The first thing you have to do is create a job and from there on you can add files or folders that you want to work with. Depending on the job type, you can choose other options, for example, you can choose whether you want to create differential backup, mirrored backup, update the backup or restore from the backup. In case of encryption, you can choose whether to encrypt the selected files or to decrypt these files.
Toucan is a very easy-to-use backup, synchronizing and encryption software for Windows users. Being portable, it can be used on any PC without any problems. Only thing lacking in this excellent program is ability to schedule any of the jobs.
You can download Toucan from https://github.com/PortableApps/Toucan.