Paragon Backup and Recovery is a fast, feature-packed and highly professional backup tool that makes it very easy to protect your valuable data from disaster.

The program is extremely versatile. You can use it to back up everything from an entire hard drive or individual partitions, to your emails, multimedia files, documents, or whatever specific files and folders you'd like to select.

Well-designed wizards mean Paragon Backup and Recovery is also very simple to use. Just choose the type of data you'd like to back up, the destination drive (external, USB, network, CD and DVD drives are supported), and you're ready to go.

Backup speeds are excellent, and the program employs a range of handy tricks to improve them even further. It automatically excludes unnecessary Windows files (pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys) from file-based backups, for instance, and with one click will also ignore leftover temporary files (*.bak, *.old, *.tmp and so on). Powerful file compression keeps your archive size to an absolute minimum. And the ability to run differential backups means Paragon Backup and Recovery will only copy files that have changed since you last ran the program, which can reduce your backup time on large drives from hours to just a few minutes.

Paragon Backup and Recovery even enables you to build a disaster recovery CD or DVD, just in case the worst happens and your PC will no longer start. Boot from the recovery disc instead, and you'll find a Boot Corrector that's able to cure most common Windows startup problems. Simple partition tools will fix corrupted boot records, resolve file system issues and more. And the recovery disc also includes a stand-alone version of Paragon Backup and Recovery, which can quickly restore your hard drive or partition backup and so get your system back into full working order.

The latest v10.2 ships with a set-and-forget feature so you can be assured a regular backup is being carried out and you can quickly restore your data if you suffer from a system failure.

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This is superb drive backup and restoration software that enables you to make an entire backup of your drive, then backup new data on an incremental basis. When and if you need to restore, you can then restore the entire drive or partition, in the future.