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 Backup and Restore Utilities for Windows 2000

Our Top Picks:   

Deleted File Analysis Utility TM Size: 648k Freeware
Deleted an important file? Find out what accidentally deleted files you can get back. This freeware can directly view your hard drive partition and list all deleted files that have not yet been completely overwritten. Runs on Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000. Download it now!

File Genie 2000 Size: 1.8Mb Shareware: $29.95
The most effective and versatile backup application available for Windows 95/98/NT/2000. More than just another backup program, File Genie 2000 actually backs up your files when needed, while you work. By constantly monitoring your entire file system, knows when you save your changes to a document or copy a file to your computer, and it makes a backup copy. Then when your system is idle, it saves the backup copy to a drive previously specified by you. In addition to automatic backups, can perform full or partial manual backups at any time. Backups can be completely tailored to meet your needs, backing up all files, or only the files you specify. Rated 5 stars by ZDNet and Best in Class by Windows Magazine.

Fundelete v2.02 Size: 894K Freeware
This utility expands the Recycle Bin to catch file deleted from command prompts and within programs, and it comes with full source code. Several powerful device driver techniques, including getting a user's SID within a driver, enumerating a directory's contents, and generating IRPs, are demonstrated in source code available for download

NovaBackup Size: 5.0Mb Shareware: $59.95
NovaBACKUP for 2000/NT Servers & Workstations now includes support for all Windows 2000 / NT extended attributes and security settings. We've also added (for a limited time only) full disaster recovery software, InstantRecovery, to help you get back everything you want just the way you want it. Backup your servers or workstations to any media - hard drive, tape drive or removable disk. Backup to SCSI and IDE tape drives, floppy drives, flopticals, Magneto Opticals, ZIP's, JAZ, EZ's and many more.

Second Copy Size: 985K Shareware: $29.95
Second Copy 2000 is the perfect backup product designed for Windows 9x/NT4/2000 you have been looking for. It makes a Second Copy of your data files to another directory, disk or computer across the network. It then monitors the source files and keeps the Second Copy updated with new or changed files. It runs in the background with no user interaction. So, once it is setup you always have a Second Copy of your data some where else. Winner of People's Choice Award for Best Overall Utility July 15, 2000

WinRescue 2000 Size: 595Kb Shareware: $19.95
WinRescue 2000 backs up the Registry and important configuration files, provides fourfold protection from system crashes, and also backs up any and all files that you desire. Wizards provide step-by-step instructions through the backup and restore process and WinRescue will back up to harddrive, diskette, CD/RW, Zip Drive, Network Drive, and any device that can be copied to in Windows Explorer.
Other Software Sites:

If you are looking for additional sources of Utilities, try these sites:

Beverly Hills Software
This sites been around a long time, and they do a great job. Software is rated, and easy to find, but some days the site seems a little slow.  
Great site, although a bit tough to navigate. Literally hundreds of programs are available.


SunBelt Software
Sunbelt Software is the world's first and largest provider of 'Best of Breed' NT Utilities. You get mainframe quality tech support, and the best tools all from one source. They also have a few great mailing lists, an online Tech "University", and a tech Glossary.

Well organized, and fast. Gotta love a page that gives a "Five Cow" rating for software. However, you may have to wade through a ton of end user software before you get to applications that you may actually find useful. NT Shareware
One of our favorite sites. All of software is well organized, lists license status, price, size, download time, etc., and the site is searchable.

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