A combination of three free alternatives to the Windows backup/restore utility will ensure that you never permanently lose your data again.
Many people do no not think much about backing up their hard drives until it’s about 30 seconds too late. They know they should, but they ignore that nagging feeling and keep putting it off until one day they lose all of their family pictures or their 100GB music collection vanishes in the blink of an eye.
Due to the sometimes troublesome laws of physics, all hard drives will fail – it’s just a matter of time. Even if there isn’t a drive failure, data can be lost through user error, electrical problems, malfunctioning software, etc. When a drive crashes, data may be recoverable, but it is a costly and time-consuming process.
The recovery from one failed hard drive can cost from a couple of hundred to thousands of…
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