Windows only: Paragon Drive Backup is a robust hard drive backup tool, offering both full disk imaging and user-defined file backups through an easy-to-use interface.
We haven’t given Paragon Drive Backup the full treatment so we can’t vouch for everything it claims to do, but some of its more impressive features (at least in theory) include what it calls Professional Adaptive Restore, which “allows you to restore operating systems and data on any type of hardware or even to a virtual machine,” which sounds amazing for advanced file recovery.
Paragon can also create a complete recovery environment on a thumb drive drive, and appears to have a rich all-around feature set for both backing up and restoring your files. If you’ve got experience with this app, let’s hear what you thought of it in the comments. If you’re looking for a few alternative backup options (for online backup, for example), check out our five best Windows backup tools.