Just need to reliably back up windows7/8 machine at the file level. Best software recommendations?

Just need to reliably back up windows7/8 machine at the file level.  Best software recommendations?
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Probably best solution is Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite ($49.95) it is very simple to use and it is very realiable.

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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
As for free utilities I like the the backups built right into windows 7 & 8

Otherwise these have been some good free utilities

Cobain: http://www.cobiansoft.com/index.htm

Paragon: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
At the file level, I recommend SyncBack from 2BrightSparks, which I've been using for many years:

It runs on both W7 and W8, both 32-bit and 64-bit. I started with their SE version and then moved to their Pro version. They also have a Free version. Here's a comparison table for all three versions:

All can mirror, synchronize, or backup (with versioning), all at the file level. I use it all day every day to backup to all forms of hard drives (internal and external), flash drives, and network attached storage. It utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule backups (of course, you may run them manually, too). It allows you (optionally) to specify the number of versions of a file to keep, which has saved me many times. The Free version may meet your needs, but even the SE and Pro versions are reasonably priced. This is extraordinarily good software...I would not be without it! Regards, Joe
Acronis one of the leading option in this field.
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