Areca : An Open Source file backup software for Windows

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Each version can be selectively viewed and restored.

  • Backup simulation (checks if a backup is necessary)
  • User action history: Areca stores the user action history (archive deletion, merge, backup, restore).
  • Requirements :


    January 2021 Update:

    We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

    • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
    • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
    • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


    Areca requires a JAVA runtime environment and supports multiple storage modes. These include

      1. (16) – This is the default mode, especially recommended for users
      2. Delta – This mode is recommended for advanced users
      3. Image – The mode is capable of creating a single archive that is updated with each backup.

      In addition, Areca provides archive restoration tools (with or without deleted files). Currently, there does not seem to be a 64-bit Areca package for Windows.

      Looking for other free backup software? These links may interest you:

        1. Macrium Reflect : Free backup and image software for Windows
        2. GFI Backup, free backup software for Windows
        3. Freeware Acronis True Image Alternatives & Norton Ghost Alternatives
        4. Paragon Free Backup & Recovery software for Windows
        5. Clonezilla Live : Free imaging software for Windows for hard disk cloning
        6. EASEUS Todo Backup for Windows, free file backup and disaster recovery software.

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