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You do not indicate how important the data files are. If they are important enough that you would have a hard time living without them, or cause financial losses, maybe this is the one time you might benefit by paying for a decent all-around back-up program, set it up once and never worry about it again. Just as important is where to send the backups, to an onsite drive or to a known-to-be-secure cloud service. (I use both.)I use Macrium Reflect to backup 7 virtual drives--some monthly, some weekly, and financials daily. It's very reasonably priced, they have excellent customer service, very flexible options, and employ easy to set up automatic schedules. There are other good programs worth considering too. It's just that with something as important as digital banking, brokerage, insurance, legal documents, living wills, etc., plus contractual documents, I figure I can't afford to lose them (fire, flood, theft, lightning - yep, been there, done that -, grid failure, etc.) and they must be guaranteed encrypted and secure. Free programs usually guarantee nothing but the fact that the vendor is not responsible for ... well, anything. :)If the data is "hobby data" you might consider, as someone mentioned above, the convenience of simply cloning the new drive (which is also available within Macrium Reflect, as is the ability to make Windows-bootable drives for use after a system blows up.)Just my 2¢ worth of advice for cheap insurance for your consideration, and Free for Fools.
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