Best Way To Copy All Files Off Windows XP Hard Drive With Multiple Partitions

We have a Windows XP machine with 4 partitions .  There are many propitiatory programs, so I want to backup every single file on the computer.  I don't want an image.  We have used DriveImage XML often, but it often doesn't back up user/documents and settings folders.  What is the best program to back up all files, but not in an image (I need to easily browse them).
gta2011Asked:
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cwstad2Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Take a look at Todo Backup. Very good util

http://www.todo-backup.com/?gclid=CMT0_K7l-q4CFawtmAod93BBww
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shahzoorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try paragon backup and recovery
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

Its free and have both options of image based backup and file based backup


or you can use  Easeus its FREE as well
http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/home-edition/

All the best :)
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pulantaiCommented:
If you prefer old school style , you may use RoboCopy that run in CLI and need to get it from Windows Admin Pack.

Hope this helps
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nobusCommented:
i also use the paragon software, and just like Acronis, it let's you explore the image, and copy each file
i never noticed it "forgot" files  - but you can have bad spots on the disk (unreadable) that can cause it
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gta2011Author Commented:
nobus: Here is the issue and it may be for another thread.  I know it is a permission issue, but I feel that DriveImage XML should do something to overcome it.  It will copy everything off the drive perfectly and effectively, but if it an XP drive, it will not copy the Documents and Settings folder of the primary/main user on that machine if the drive is connected via USB to our Windows 7 bench/test machine to pull the data.
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nobusCommented:
i suggest to use another imaging tool then - like paragon (freee)
i really don't see why it does not copy that folder also...
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