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Giveaway of the day — Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Edition (English Version)

Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Edition offers more safety to all your important data including videos, images, music files, documents and applications.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 249 (54%) 214 (46%) 93 comments

Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Edition (English Version) was available as a giveaway on December 2, 2009!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$12.00
free today
Jade Encryption is a advanced encryption utility.

Special offer for GAOTD users! Paragon Drive Backup 2010 Special Edition offers more safety to all your important data including videos, images, music files, documents and applications. Find other extra features onboard this toolkit along with a Windows 7 and 64-bit Operating Systems support.

What we offer:

  • Complete set of features for entire disk imaging and file Backup;
  • Backup to any destination: Including local mounted/un-mounted partitions, external storage locations, CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs, network shares, FTP as well as a secured hidden partition on your local drive (Paragon Backup Capsule);
  • Smart Backup options for headache-free security, so you can backup exactly what you need and with the best backup method, chosen automatically depending on the data to protect;
  • Professional recovery tools;
  • Useful extras: boot corrector, simple partitioning and more.

What's new in 2010 Special Edition comparing to Drive Backup 9.0 Personal?

  • Windows 7 support;
  • Smart Backup Wizard - backup exactly what you need: the whole system, e-mail databases (MS Outlook, Express, Windows Mail) media files or office documents of the My Documents folder, or any other files and folders in a few mouse clicks;
  • Selective Restore to easily extract files and folders from a backup image with the Restore Wizard without the need to restore the whole image;
  • Schedule File backup - you can start the File Backup Wizard with the preset scheduling option;
  • Backup to FTP;
  • And, other minor improvements.

Find detailed comparison here

If you are 64bit system user follow the link here.

Technical Support:
During the Giveaway period Paragon Software provides technical support at http://twitter.com/paragonsoftware. Please, post your questions if you have any troubles while downloading, registering and using the software. Paragon Software’s support team will reply you as soon as possible.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000; CPU: 300 MHz or higher; RAM: 256 MB; Disk space: 120 Mb; Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

Publisher:

Paragon Software

Homepage:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-personal/2010vs9.0comparison.html

File Size:

111 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#93

How about giving us some information on all of the ??????????????
OR better yet, give is a download in English instead of ??????????
It seems ridiculous for a vendor to offer a program that the average halfway computer literate person has trouble installing.


This is not Paragon problem. GAOTD wraps vendor's installation file into its own package that checks date, offers to install GAOTD tool, etc. And this package is not in English. GAOTD is aware of the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by kiwi  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#92

Tried to install this software twice. It installs fine but 3 of my hard drive partitions go missing after installation.

I'm forced to uninstall it and restart my computer to get back my hard drive partitions.

Reply   |   Comment by Rajaneesh  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#91

Just a quick question, can this co-exist with prior paragon giveaway software? Will there be no problems because of the newer driver version it will install?

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#90

It's almost midnight my time. I have waited 12, 10, and 6 from the three different tries I made to request a key and serial number sent to my email (two different email addresses; two different browsers), with no reply (and nothing is in my spam folder).

I really, really wanted this on my machine and on my laptop. Oh well.

I'm glad it's free, because I got nothin'.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#89

50 & 56 still have no answer to the key problem that I can see. Still have problem with key not being picked up. Certainly grateful for the free software though. Never mind the very handy launcher that comes with Software Informer.

The Paragon free data recovery software with this offer just saved my laptop, been trying for a week to get it to boot and Cleanse Uninstaller gave me back 5 Gig on my desktop by getting rid of three years of temp files as the Windows clean up would not function. Its not a miss print. 5 Gig is a lot. I am really happy

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Stuart  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#88

tried to run setup.exe, key wrapper opens, then I get a msg. "failed to connect. try again later. Been trying for a while -- what happens when the time is up if I haven't connected by then? Running XP SP3

Reply   |   Comment by annie rose  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#87

my mistake. Java problem i cleared up with Google. program installed fine. thanks Paragon and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by townie2  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#86

after un-zipping, and starting the install, i get the message "Error 2739. could not access JavaScript run time for custom action". help.

Reply   |   Comment by townie2  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#85

Same thing for me "The key can not be decrypted".

New install of Windows 7 Ultimate

Reply   |   Comment by netgeek1  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#84

If you' re stil having trouble getting it to instal, try deactivating your antivirus(Avast in my case)which may be blocking it(finally worked for me). Good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by goldeneagle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

This program was flagged by Trend Micro as wanting to make a high risk change to my security policy. Do I need to allow that?

Also, after installing I can no longer see USB flash drives in Explorer, even though they still load OK and work fine on another computer without this SW. This happened on two computers I installed this SW on.

After re-booting the computers I could see the USB drives again.

Reply   |   Comment by Dbur  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#82

Backup software is only as good as its ability to reliably restore your data when needed.

To be fair, I have not tried THIS download, however I have had unacceptable results with this company's software in the past. The design and interface are good, but the products suffer from lack of thorough testing. Backups worked sometimes and not other times. Restores were unpredictable.

Before you commit to this or any backup software, make sure you run some test backups and RESTORES. Just because a product can backup does not mean it will restore when you need it.

Reply   |   Comment by mike smith  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#81

It has now been SIX hours since my first request for a key and received no response (yes, I checked the spam folder); and it has been FOUR hours since my second request, using a different email address and in Internet Explorer instead of Mozilla Firefox. I have tried once again ten minutes ago in Firefox again to a third email address.

My question to GotD and to Paragon is am I going to get a proper registration for this thing that I downloaded midday. It is very hard for me to be in an appreciative mood when this happens--if I have to jump through a bunch of hoops and keep interrupting my schedule, it's no longer free, is it? Especially if I never get it. I do thank GotD for trying, though.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#80

Installed great. Received the Key right away, mostly after I submitted it, I checked my email and there it was. Still haven't tried it but looks like it will be a good software to use.

Reply   |   Comment by lmanlo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#79

Tried this software out. It works great! Installed good. Made my backup disk. Formated a harddrive cloned the systom on the harddrive.Im using it now. I have tried it on XP & VISTA 32. Works great. Thanks for the software it's a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Florida Boy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#78

I am getting an error in popup, "The key cannot be decrypted." upon clicking on Setup.exe ... I am running Vista, 32bit.

Please assist.

Andy

Reply   |   Comment by Internet Marketing Tools Geek  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#77

#44 charley - Make sure you are downloading the correct version for your operating system. The most likely scenario for your error is that you had the wrong version.

for 32 bit systems you need this one:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=10010

for 64 bit systems you need this one:

http://files.giveawayoftheday.com/Paragon_DBPers_2010_x64_new.zip

Regards,

Damian

Also don't forget - System Requirements: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000; CPU: 300 MHz or higher; RAM: 256 MB; Disk space: 120 Mb; Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#76

http://my.jetscreenshot.com/demo/20091202-vklb-172kb
An example about this soft.Down you will see what option have this partitions.Excelent soft.Thank.XP Prof SP3 32.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#75

I hope it would be possible to get some disclosure regarding this note from within program:

"This is a special limited version of the product, thus not all functions described in this manual will be available."

Which functions are not available?

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#74

Hi everyone!
I'm not a computer expert, and i don't understand too much all those high vocabulary language from all of you - highly educated computer guru's.
But i've managed to download and install this backup program, and then i made a backup of my complete system onto my external hard drive.
Now can anyone please explain me how my system will be restored, if the unwanted happens and my system crashes. will it be a easy process of just plugging in my external drive and clicking some easy clicks, or does it take more than basic knowledge to restore a system.
I will greatly appreciate anyone who can help me on this matter
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Ez does it  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#73

#58 @ Hork Dorkimer please see
http://dottech.org/gotdreviews/12770
for Ashraf's full review, which would be a little much for this page (imho).

I've used many of Paragon's software offerings on GAOTD and each has been solid and performed flawlessly. Some of the Special Editions are a little abbreviated via wizard interfaces for what I wanted but I'm especially gratefull to Disk Backup 9 Pro they offered a little while back. Been using it to back up the entire HDD containing my C: drive (3 partitions, one of which is Linux EXT3) on my laptop since they offered it, to a USB external HDD, and made the recovery CD (Linux based) as recommended in case of disaster. Then one day disaster struck, that HDD failed. I replaced it, booted to the recovery CD, restored the entire HDD, and was back in business, having only lost a few days emails and such since the last backup. It worked flawlessly, and the time was worth an accurate recording and restoration of all partition information and extended attributes.

I've also used Partition Manager Special Edition to physically move partitions around on the USB external HDD. Never had a problem. This has all been done from a WinXP SP3 laptop also containing Ubuntu Linux Hardy Heron.

I now also have a Vista x64 laptop and plan to utilize all of Paragon's x64 native offerings from GAOTD (including this one, which will let me back up my Vista laptop to the same WinXP SP3 USB external HDD via a LAN connected network share!). I'm writing this before downloading and installing today's x64 bit offering to my Vista laptop having full confidence in Paragon's quality and my past history with them.
Thanks to GAOTD and to Paragon.

Reply   |   Comment by John Cogar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#72

#56

Download the free version of HDClone to port everything to your new drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Observer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#71

Kiwi wrote in #19:

An image of bootable Recovery CD is also included, that why the file is quite big.
Recovery Cd is super useful tool, you can use it not only to restore the system in case of disaster, but also to take backup, fix boot problems, copy data from unbootable computers, etc.

I currently have "Paragon Drive Backup 9 Professional". If I plan on running XP for awhile, is there an advantage of going to the 2010 version? Using the comparisons reference on the Paragon site (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-personal/2010vs9.0comparison.html), it seems that 9 has more features.

Thanks Paragon for yet another great offer! And thanks to GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Gil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#70

Downloaded the64 bit version and installed on Windows 7 64 bit. However, it wants to install it into program fiels(x86) which means it's a native 32 bit app not 64 bit.
Has any 64 bit users also got this?

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Good things come to those that wait and wait.

My serial email just arrived. Took a long time but.......

Thanks Paragon!

Reply   |   Comment by John the second  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#68

Still waiting for the registration email. Very very slow. What is going to happen if I don't get it before this giveaway ends? Am I out of luck?

Reply   |   Comment by John the second  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#67

How do you get the 64-bit version? The link in #18 doesn't work.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#66

To #56 jin jian: Yes, you can.

Reply   |   Comment by dummy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Hi- ref. 58 & Ashraf's comment about speed of creating an image:

I found O&O's Diskimage (which supports incremental imaging and a bootable disk with tools) perhaps 10% faster.

However, whilst the back up and restore work, there are various quirky things about using O&O's Diskimage which leaves you feeling it's rough round the edges- unpolished.

(E.g. the updates override user settings; the iso I got identified my Vista as XP; several error msgs have proved uninterpretable).

So speed isn't necessarily everything.. you get what you pay for.. maybe nothing today!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#64

I have 2 systems at home: 32-bit and 64-bit.
I downloaded the app for both systems.
Do I have to register twice, or can I use the same serial number for both programs?
Much thanks for this wonderful program!

Reply   |   Comment by PeterPan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#63

If you are going to use this software, make sure you can boot from the recovery CD first! All the best backup software in the world is useless if it will not complete a successful restore!

On two separate computers, I cannot boot successfully from the Paragon recovery CD. I believe the linux/dos kernel cannot recognize my hard disk drive.

Maybe the WinPE recovery CD would fix that. The WinPE option is not included with this offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#62

installed fine on Vista 64. Program hangs at logo display. This happened with version 9 as well. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by jbeulke  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#61

How about giving us some information on all of the ??????????????
OR better yet, give is a download in English instead of ??????????

I get the first ?????? screen and click the lower left button as instructed above.

Then I get a second small box full of ???????? and have no idea which box to click. I tried the lower left again, but the program did not install. Nothing happened.

It seems ridiculous for a vendor to offer a program that the average halfway computer literate person has trouble installing.

I uninstalled 9.0 to get this new giveaway, but so far NO LUCK

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

installs, registers and runs fine on win7 32bits. nice user interface. easy to use.
works for me. keeper.

thanks GAOTD & Paragon

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#59

#1 @ Ashraf... you say "Speed of backup creation and compression level can be improved vs. rival software"

WHAT rival software are you talking about, exactly.... and what were the benchmarks and performance specs for all of this 'rival software' compared to Paragon??

How long SHOULD these operations take?
How long did they actually take ?

I love it when you just make up a couple of 'bad' (or for that matter, good) bullet points with basically nothing behind them and shoot them out there like it's a fact. Hey - I think my computer could be 'improved compared to rival proucts' too...but it's the fastest I could buy at the time and I didn't actually test any other rival computers so I have no idea if it actually is slower or not... but I do want it to be faster...

Reply   |   Comment by Hork Dorkimer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#58

My connection was broken overnight and when trying to resume on Getright I get "programme does not support resuming " message. Please GAOTD, don't use software like this, it has been a complete waste of time for only half has downloaded

Reply   |   Comment by Joy Scott  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#57

If I create a backup of my HD using this software, could I use that image and transfer it to a new HD and be up and running like before. I'm thinking of upgrading my laptop HD from 120GB to 250GB and I'm trying to find the easiest way to go about this. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by jin jian  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#56

Running on XP SP3 ... error running setup.exe gives error "The key cannot be decrypted". Anyone know what this means? HELP!

Reply   |   Comment by fudleybez  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Bob - I could not agree with you more. Thats what makes most of these reviews useless to me. None of them seem to compare how well it does a recovery..just how quick it backs up the system drive.

I have found with all these imaging programs, the only sure way of making it work, is to boot into a recovery CD and do the backup from there. Also do the recovery from there. Anywhere else, and I have found that often the image does not work properly.

Acronis 8 and 10 both failed me horribly when I did the image from within Windows 2000....luckily I had made previous ones using a recovery CD. So from that experience I have always used recovery CDs rather than relying on software makers to get it right from within Windows.

The only one that I have found that actually works in Windows without needing a milion services, is strangely enough, Windows Backup in Vista and Windows 7. You just have to remember to make the recovery CD....otherwise its useless.

Reply   |   Comment by k1  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#54

I have the Previous offering of Pro 9. I think I will stay with that. It offers a few things this offering does not. However this offering does offer Windows 7 support so many who have changed will welcome that.
It's a good program well worth having.

By the way, I dared yesterday to have the AUDACITY to question a comment by GOTD's #1 commenter. Of course it was not allowed to be seen. Pretty sad commentary when constructive criticism is not allowed.

No wonder fubar left.

Guess no one will see this one either.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#53

Acronis has Secure Zone feature for its safe place to keep backup and I prefer this feature much. Does Paragon DB 2010 have same feature like that one

Reply   |   Comment by Long Nguyen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#52

I think Paragon must have problems. I try to install the 54bit program I get - 'key cannot be decrypted' and kiwi's link above gives web page cannot be found!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Pardy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#51

XCOPY is a free alternative to backup: xcopy eks. MS Outlook to USBpen:
xcopy "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Lokale indstillinger\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\*.pst" F:\tekster\Outlook_backup\*.* /d/s/m/y

You can make a .bat file and db.click on this when backup is desired.
Have a nice day

Reply   |   Comment by mi  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#50

Sorry I can't log into the forum about Tech difficulty with Paragon Drive Backup. It won't go past the search for key. Tried it on two computers. One XP the other Vista Home Slug. Can you post a key please??

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Stuart  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#49

Installed on XP-SP3 32 bit. Created bootable Linux cd. Created a drive image to NAS device. Booted cd. Restore image could not locate NAS device. Linux command line could ping the NAS device successfully. Even from Linux command line could not access the NAS device.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#48

I have become a BIG Paragon fan after having critical problems with Acronis RECOVERY. Previously I was a strong supporter of Acronis and recommended it to everyone I knew. I had a full backup of my drive. The drive crashed and I replaced it with the SAME manufacture/geometry after failing to recover to a NEW larger drive. Acronis Support was terrible and I wasted 3 months before THEY gave up and refunded ALL the money I had paid. I then was forced to a complete reinstall and then started testing Paragon. I tested all types of backup/recovery (I am some what Paranoid about recovery) and switched to Paragon for all my backup/recovery. I have paid for the products because I want them to stay in business and continue product development and support.

The REAL ISSUE with ANY vendor is NOT Backup but recovery. The challenge is:
1. System recovery testing is a time consuming activity
2. System recovery takes place (normally) ONLY AFTER A CRITICAL problem and you are under pressure.
3. FILE backup of "critical" non system files should be done via the online free backup vendors like mozy.
4. File recovery from Full volume backup is a great feature.
5. Backup time is typically very long but recovery is even longer.

I am grateful to GAOTD / Paragon as I installing the latest on my laptop but am nervous because I do not have time to test the "stand alone recovery" But I will attempt to selectivity restore a few files.

If anyone tests the recovery (full or selective) would appreciate ANY comments (success/failure/time).

Boblevy@storageman.com

Reply   |   Comment by Bob Levy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#47

Hello again!

The x64 OS installation package has also been updated.


Regards,
Giveaway of the Day project team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#46

Bill, it does not do what you're asking, I think. It will boot from the flash drive and will run a portable version of Paragon drive backup which allows you to fix boot errors and restore images/files. Saving program files and running from a flash drive is up to the program you want to use, not a backup program.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#45

Question;
one of the users posted this;
"Can create bootable CD/DVD (Linux based) or bootable USB/flash drives."

Does "bootable USB/flash drives" mean that I can save actual program files and run them from my external hard drive or a flash drive?

I am mostly a cad/cam, tooling designer user and not very well familiar with most other stuff.

Thanks in advance for any replies,
Brushy Bill

Reply   |   Comment by Brushy Bill  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#44

Had ????. Went to c and received message This installation package is not suppoted by the processor type.

Reply   |   Comment by charley  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
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