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Backup Maker Standard Edition V6.505

I have been trying to do something which used to be easy and has been a problem, of late. I have been always keeping backups (sometimes more than one) for most of my computer career. I have reached a situation now where it has become increasingly difficult to find a package which does what I want.

Namely, I want a backup made of specific directories and/or files which incorporate only the changes that have been made since the last backup. I would like this to be in the same format as Windows Explorer, although I am begrudgingly willing to take a look at packages which create backups as zip files (which have to be opened and scanned to find any files which I am specifically looking for). By the way, I am running in a Windows 7 operating system

I thought I found the program which would accomplish what I wanted (see above title); however even though I have selected to run incremental backups only, it runs a complete backup as a zip file every time a backup is run. This has resulted in quickly running out of space on the backup disk drives where I have the backups.

No matter how much I investigate and read about the program I have, although it implies it could do what I want (details to follow), it seems to do a complete backup and save it along with all previous backups (approximately 300 GB each time). What I want seems simple to me: if I have 1000 documents, of which I make changes to 6 documents between backups, only those 6 documents will be updated in my backup.

Is anybody familiar enough with the above title backup software that they can explain how I can set this up properly; or-an alternative backup software program which does what I want easily? Thank you very much for your help and suggestions.
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TG-TIS,

Thanks for your help. It seems very comprehensive and to us non-teckies, a bit complicated. I read over a lot of their lit and videos, and see how some things are done but don't necessarily know why they would be done, or if I should do so in my situation.

Do they have technical support included that does hand-holding for non-gurus?

Also, what I meant by my Windows Explorer vs zip file approach was if there was the ability to see the backed up info ala W.E. rather than a zip file I have to dig in to find what I want.
Yes, that have US based tech support. I have personally spoken with them before and they are very good.
Thanks. You sold me.
Does anyone have other suggestions -I got errors trying to install the trial download, twice; and figured if I have problems with the trial version, I wasn't going to buy the full version.