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I would like to know which appropriate tools should I use in order to backup some files and folders from windows 7 computer to USB external drive.

I know that there is a built in windows easy transfer.
is this a good tool are there are better tools and free to download?

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Easy transfer is really for use with building a new computer and moving your profile and listing the apps  installed to verify agains tthe new computer.  

Cobian Backup is a good backup utility that is free of charge.  
This is also windows backup built into 7 you can configure.  you will mst likely want to backup your user profile directory c:\users\username
and then if you have data hiding anywhere else.
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I don't see the Cobian Backup,,
where is it located in windows 7 ??
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Cobian backup is a 3rd party app windows backup is built into windows.

Cobian can be downloaded with a quick google search.

Windows backup can be access in Control Panel > Backup and restore

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I see the confusion I typed this instead of there in my first post.
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I see the confusion I typed this instead of there in my first post.
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depending on the version of windows 7 that you have, the built in backup utility is excellent.
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