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Ashampoo Backup 2018 is an easy-to-use tool for back­ing up your hard drives and par­ti­tions.

When you first open Backup Pro, you’ll no­tice it keeps op­er­a­tions very sim­ple. Choose ei­ther a drive, par­ti­tion or folder to back up, a des­ti­na­tion, fre­quency, and you’re ready to go. All these op­tions are pre­sented on the main screen, which means you can have your first backup run­ning in sec­onds.

You can then choose the stor­age area, which in­cludes most of the usual cloud­based providers, such as Drop­box, Google Drive, One Drive and even in­di­vid­ual ISPs who of­fer backup as part of your broad­band subscription. Of course, you might not want to backup an en­tire drive to the cloud, but you can use it to quickly store your most im­por­tant files.

There are a few ex­tra tweaks, if you need them, in­clud­ing set­ting a max­i­mum num­ber of back­ups to keep.

Back­ups are saved as vir­tual disks in the VMDK for­mat, per­haps con­ve­nient if you need to use them else­where. They can be mounted as vir­tual drives for brows­ing or restor­ing in­di­vid­ual files and fold­ers.

And if you ever need to re­cover your data, you’re also able to re­store a full backup, ei­ther from Ashampoo Backup or from a bootable re­cov­ery disc.

PC RE­QUIRE­MENTS: Win­dows 7, 8, 10 32/64-bit • 100 MB hard drive space MA­COS RE­QUIRE­MENTS: Ma­cOS X60MB hard drive spaceLIM­I­TA­TIONS: Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired

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