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Setting your computer back in time can be done with image backups, or perhaps, readers may have an idea for a substitute for GoBack?
I purchased and installed a program GoBack on my old XP computer and it was easy to use and saved my sanity many, many times. I now run Windows 7 and GoBack will not work on this system. Is there any program available now that will do the same thing that GoBack did so well? System Restore only restores certain time periods while GoBack permitted you to restore your system to almost any time of day for a previous two or three week period. Thanking you in advance!
In this excerpt from Answercast #28, I look at the power of image backups to restore a system to a period in time.
The short answer is no, I don't know of an equivalent to GoBack. Not directly equivalent.
I certainly agree on your position on System Restore. I strongly advise against relying on System Restore for pretty much anything. It's just been too unreliable in my experience.
With a good backup system, if you were to take, for example, daily image backups, or daily incremental backups to a monthly full system image backup, you would get 95% of what you had with GoBack. The bottom line is that you could restore your entire system to the state that it was at any of those points in time. Kind of like what GoBack did.
It doesn't have the granularity of literally any point in time, to the hour level. But it does allow you to say, "You know, ever since Tuesday, my computer's been screwed up so let's restore my computer to the state it was in on Monday."
That being said, I know that GoBack was a very popular little utility. I'm going to ask readers if they have a suitable alternative for GoBack. If they're familiar with what GoBack was in the past, let us know in the Comments.
I'd be very interested in understanding what kind of utilities might be out
there today that duplicate, or come close to duplicating, the functionality
that GoBack used to have.
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