Like most backup utilities, Second Copy lets you specify the day, time, and frequency of your automatic backups. You can also opt to have the software perform a backup every time your computer boots up or shuts down. Second Copy compares files in the source and destination folders to see which files have changed. Then it copies only the new or changed files. If you do a custom setup, Second Copy gives you the option of compressing data and synchronizing your source and destination files so they match exactly.
The Key Features
Second Copy 2000 is missing nearly all the features backup software typically offers. For example, you cannot make a full system backup (including the operating system, drivers, etc). Second Copy doesn't offer data compression; it simply makes an exact duplicate. No password protection is available, and you can't backup emails, address books, Internet Favorites, or your registry.
Ease of Use:
When you open Second Copy 2000 the only choice available is to create a new project. This allows you to specify what to copy and where to copy it. You can also schedule the copy. Second Copy 2000 would be easier to use if the program offered sequential steps; as you have to hunt for the few options that are available.
The restore function is not available, as this software makes a full working copy of your original data in a different location. All the program promises to do is copy files, and Second Copy does this successfully. Second Copy 2000 doesn't do a true backup or restore, and so received a 1 in this category.
Second Copy help files are excellent. The program has a glossary and a search tool so you can find what you want quickly.