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I have spent a week researching all available synchronisers to keep my WHS in sync with numerous PCs/laptops I have. This was one of the last programs to look at. I couldn't believe how uncluttered the user screen was - many others present a frightening sea of complex left-right actions. Once I had figured out *not* to send file security info from the PC to the WHS (it inhibited data transfer) this worked. Simply, cleanly, and without all that terrifying information about how it is working. The user manual is an example of how to write. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the user interface. This is an excellent program. And unlike some, it does not have an expensive "server edition" - this does work on WHS. Good job.
Alan S <>
London, GB - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 16:19:28 (CDT)
I use Second Copy to backup files from my Windows Home Server to my NAS. It works flawlessly! This is a great tool! Thank you!
jholty <>
PA USA - Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 17:15:35 (CDT)
Been using SC2000 for several years, through four versions of Windows, including 7 Ultimate. Haven't found anything that compares with the simplicity and utility. The fact that it saves data in a format that does not require additional software to restore it is a big plus. I can readily take my external drive to a completely different PC and view my data and copy it as needed is great!
Jim Berry <>
Bolivia, NC USA - Monday, June 28, 2010 at 19:50:09 (CDT)
Second Copy version 7 works great! An excellent tool.
Tom Edwards <>
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, June 25, 2010 at 11:23:59 (CDT)
SC gets my vote for best utility of all time. SC is fully deserving of their awards for Best Overall Utility, and their service is second to none. I've used it for years, and the one time I had a problem, their support were fabulous! They doggedly worked with me until the problem was resolved. The program is dead easy to use, it has loads of terrific options, and is 100% reliable. If you value your personal files, and you don't have a backup solution in place, get an external drive and go no further than Second Copy for the software. It's money well spent.
Darryl Gittins <>
Victoria, BC Canada - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 11:13:27 (CDT)
I've used Second Copy for 9 years and it is a fantastic program; easy to use, reliable, and fast. Their technical support is the best anywhere. Thanks, Centered Systems.
Jack <>
PA USA - Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 15:34:02 (CST)
I am very much aware that we can have computer "crashes" -- but now I can leave my computer with a peaceful mind. I have that taken care of. I am so grateful to the program and to your service folks. Their responses to my e-mail inquiries were prompt and helpful, and I am so grateful to them. Second Copy is wonderful.
Laura Cartwright <>
Booneville, MS Prentiss - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 22:18:24 (CST)
I 2nd (or more) for a Mac OS X version. I see you're into iPhone software , so OS X isn't too far away. :^)
Tim Flynn <>
Montgomery, TX US - Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 19:03:20 (CST)
And the Mac version when? Please.... develop it. Thanks
Juan Alcalde <>
Chile - Monday, December 21, 2009 at 17:38:05 (CST)

Hi, I love your software especially how it shows which folder has been updated in the modified column not just a broad date change. Please dont make the program huge with too many options. Keep it simple as I think that is why most people love least that's why i do.
Carol <>
Cambridge, ON Canada - Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 20:51:45 (CST)

I like the software except for one very annoying feature. Sometimes the date stamp is a few seconds different for some unknown reason. I need to be able to prevent re-copy of files with similar time stamp.
David <>
NSW Australia - Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 14:53:49 (CST)

Great product! Keep up the good work. I would like to see some additional columns added to the details display such as the Archive Size for each profile. Along with Profile Name, Last Run, Next Run, Copy Module, Source, Destination...
Thomas Markel <>
Clifton, VA USA - Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 17:13:18 (CDT)

I personally have used SecCopy since 2002, I bought a business and it is what they used and i used it since. But, i am now looking for a program to resell (we do IT outsourcing and set up businesses with their networking, etc) I would resell SecCopy - but it does not have File In Use feature as some new other programs have. Can this feature be added soon. ?
JDB <>
NM USA - Friday, October 09, 2009 at 00:58:43 (CDT)

Would be good to have Open file support!
Tim Tomasko <>
St Clair, NSW Australia - Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 02:46:39 (CDT)

I have been looking for stuff like this for a long time, and finally I found it! Amazing stuff, runs smoothly! Bought it directly!
yeppe <>
Sweden - Monday, September 21, 2009 at 09:02:03 (CDT)

I use this Excellent software since 10 years ! At home and at work for all laptops BUT ONE NEED Now : The Mac Version !!!!! PLEAAASSSSEEEEE Many thanks for your great Job S
Stephane Prosperi <>
Cannes, France - Sunday, September 06, 2009 at 03:18:52 (CDT)

Have been using the month free download for about one week, absolutely great.
melitta jordaan <>
Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Monday, August 17, 2009 at 05:52:56 (CDT)

Hello, Just ordered and installed the software - never in my many years of online purchase and software installation has the process been so smooth. Thanks very much now if the software works anywhere near as good as the ordering process then I am sure I will be amazed once again. Thanks very much for your incredible professionalism I think the big companies have something to learn from you.
Mike Watmough <>
Edmonton, Canada - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 12:48:34 (CDT)

Product is very simple to use and easy to set up. Lots of options for back up. Customer service is the best I've seen!
Elaine <>
Sun Lakes, AZ USA - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 09:39:50 (CDT)

Second Copy is incredible software. It is inexpensive and easy to use. More importantly, it works! The software runs in the background, so you don't even know it is there... until you need it! And, take my word for it, we have needed it on numerous occasions. It is a real lifesaver. Everyone should have this software!
Dia Michels <>
Washington, DC - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 08:52:00 (CDT)

Gostaria que o second copy fosse possivel definir o tamanho do arquivo zip e ele dividir em partes. Acho que com essa função ficaria muito completo.
Rodrigo <>
SP Brasil - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 06:48:41 (CDT)

I like this SC program but It is still a small problem, that it don't support unicode file name .Then if we make a copy SC will ignore these files. Hope this error will be fix. Thank
Loc Phan <>
VN - Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 21:56:36 (CDT)

I run lots of programs. Good ones. Crummy ones. They work great. They crash. Part of life. I have been running Second Copy for at least five or six years now, and it is probably the only program I know I can completely depend upon. 100%. In six years I've gotten one error message, and it was because I had screwed up. Second Copy is simple, intuitive, easy to set up and operate, the most reliable, hardest working, save-my-butt program I own and run. Damn fine job.
Bob Mazerov <>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 16:18:55 (CDT)

hi, i am using a mac and a windows home server. a client for a mac would be very great. simply to point my mac to make syncs to my server thanks
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 13:11:59 (CDT)

Pal, I adore your software, and just put in a vote for you. Every song I've ever liked and every family photo going back to the 19th century is checked for changes daily. I'm an MCSE. Thank you so very much for the great solution.
Mitch McNeely <>
MO USA - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 14:14:25 (CDT)

I have used SC for 10 years, but yesterday was the first time I have tried anything as ambitious as copying an entire HD to an external HD. C:\ to E:\ just like that. It took about 8 hours overnight using "Exact copy", but didn't fall over - woke up this morning - job done. 138,786 files copied according to the log file! (Is this a record) I've always been impressed with this software. I'm now mega-impressed! Peter
Peter Dodds <>
Chester, UK - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 05:43:05 (CDT)

I bought and used this 'best of all' archive program for many years now... I'm buying this latest version using the proverbial metaphor it has saved 'lives'... programs like Second Copy show just how functionally-weak MS-ware so often is!
Peter <>
Kirchseeon, Germany - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 02:14:47 (CDT)

this is one of the best basic backup programs I have found. Most of my clients are beginners and have no idea how to back up their "My Documents Folder" and this program makes it real simple to do, especially to an External HD
Robin <>
NJ usa - Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 13:55:24 (CDT)

I love Second Copy! It has saved me countless hours of waiting to retrieve radio programs via FTP. The only thing that SC lacks now is the ability to use "wild cards" to grab files from FTP.
Dan Harder <>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 13:36:23 (CDT)

I keep finding more utility to Second Copy. I love it more and more. Thank you for such a well thought out and effective program
Ken Goodnight <>
Bend, OR USA - Monday, April 06, 2009 at 09:15:15 (CDT)

Your software is the ultimate backup solution and better than the others. I would really like to see the option to do zip splitting (volumes) and Second Copy would be perfect in my books.
Canada - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 19:10:06 (CST)

Please can you add a Vista Gadget in the next version for monitoring backup operations. Thanks !
- Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 17:34:19 (CST)

Thanks for the quick support sorting out problems I had. It was worth the effort for a product that does what I want.
UK - Friday, February 27, 2009 at 15:58:08 (CST)

It just works! No fuss, no muss. Maybe someday we'll see a USB version. Thanks for keeping my data safe.
Robert Edwards <>
NY United States - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 12:44:25 (CST)

I have one proposal to make. How about a function that monitors running programs and copies files after this application has started or ended. Good example is Outlook. When it ends Second Copy could save the PST files. Maybe in a future version. I am looking forward in seeing this one day. Otherwise, excelent software, I don't want anything else. Rescued my head two times now. THANKS !!!
Gunnar Wiemann <>
Essen, - Germany - Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 08:12:15 (CST)


This software is just excellent, simple and reliable. It gave me peace of mind for just a little money. I recommended to my friends!
Brazil - Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 03:47:50 (CST)

its the best thing since sliced bread , it does what it says and doesnt cause any problem that i have found
phil pugh <>
shrewsbury, uk - Saturday, November 01, 2008 at 03:01:52 (CDT)

Have been using Second Copy for many years now (including through the dreaded days of thesis writing!) and just want to add my appreciation to the list of other comments. It's a great, easy to use, efficient program which 'just works'. What more could you ask!
Dr Cynthia Lampert Moore <>
UK - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 10:46:16 (CDT)

I've had second copy for a couple weeks now, and it is sweet! It works flawlessly (unlike much software) and is priced reasonably, making pirating not tempting. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
Erick Lemmen <>
nc usa - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 12:38:33 (CDT)

After trying out about 6 trial versions of backup softwares out there, I finally found what I'm looking for in Second Copy. It is EXACTLY what I needed. Nothing more, nothing less. Great product!! Thanks!!!
Noel <>
CA USA - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 00:14:08 (CDT)

Minimal memory usage & negligible CPU load when running in the background. **Great set of useful, well thought out, options** from basic to advanced, reasonably priced, works as advertised, 30 day fully functional trial download. Really like options to have file copies NOT be in some encrypted/compressed format different than the original and ability to store deleted files/folders for retrieval even after you've emptied Windows Recycle Bin! Excellent value and functionality for the money.
Ken <>
Longmont, CO USA - Friday, August 15, 2008 at 21:42:24 (CDT)

Downloaded your software for the 30 day trial, found it intuitive to use, simple to set up, flawless in execution and just downright practical! Thank you for creating a piece of software that takes into account the needs of the user. Well done! PS. I have now purchased the product.
New Zealand - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 01:38:54 (CDT)

Your program just saved my BUTT!!!--I lost my hard drive at 10pm, and checked--sure enought, my wife's computer had a copy of my documents and email from 4am that morning--Its good to see the product in action, and hold up when you really need it!! Thanks!!
Jerry S <>
FL USA - Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 09:11:13 (CDT)

Congratulations on winning the People's Choice award again. In case you didn't already know this, Second Copy appears to be completely compatible with, and very useful to, Windows Home Server.
Robert Kemp <>
Peoria, IL United States - Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 04:18:18 (CDT)

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tevfik uluğ <>
antalyalı, aaa tr - Friday, July 11, 2008 at 00:21:31 (CDT)

Really good product. I love the way it prsesents to me everything that has changed before proceeding with a backup. And I love the backup archiving. One minor complaint - the process bar shows 100% when sometimes lengthy actions are still going on. Maybe the fundamental copy is complete but the archiving process is not? I found this timimg confusing. Othewise really appreciate the product which I use in addition to a drive image backup product (Acronis) that can restore a whole drive. Between the 2 I feel I have a very simple, clean backup solution. At low cost. Thanks very much.
Richard Armitage <>
London, UK - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 07:47:23 (CDT)

You are the wind beneath the wings that lets the soft copies of ALL OF MY IRREPLACEABLE data LIVE !!!
Mitch McNeely <>
Saint Peters, MO USA - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 02:43:12 (CDT)

I've used progressively newer versions of Second Copy for 10 years now at home, and would never consider changing. It keeps my 3 PCs and NAS server both safe and synchronized. Highly recommended.
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 08:39:41 (CDT)

I just gave a 48-hour trial to SugarSync. This software has received glowing reviews in The Wall St. Journal & Business Week. The concept is excellent, but the execution leaves a LOT to be desired. SugarSync regularly trashed one or another of the 4 computers I try to keep in sync. After hours of work all my data is back in place where it belongs and Second Copy is back on the job. Thank you again for providing such really useful and reliable software.
Bob Kemp
Peoria, IL USA - Monday, April 21, 2008 at 14:42:34 (CDT)

Did a data splatter to my hard drive. Local computer guru recommended 2nd Copy. Downloaded it, test ran it, bought it. Works like a charm.
- Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 14:19:27 (CDT)

I recently purchased two external hard drives to back up the important files on my desktop. The hard drives came pre-installed with backup software which was buggy beyond belief. Therefore, I was forced to go out and purchase backup software. After trialing various software (and not being completely happy with my choices), I came upon Second Copy. Within a couple of hours after downloading the trial, I came back to your website to purchase a license. Second Copy is reasonably priced, easy to use, and performs flawlessly! Although I wasn't happy to have to go out and purchase backup software to replace the buggy software that came installed on my external hard drives, I have found Second Copy worth every penny I paid for it, and then some! Fabulous software!
Kristin <ruby.66 at>
USA - Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 21:14:34 (CDT)

One suggestion: support hot key. And users can set a hot key for any one profile to manual start.
shiliu <>
- Friday, March 14, 2008 at 18:58:17 (CDT)

Outstanding software.
Harold Hawkins <>
Aurora, CO USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2008 at 14:03:52 (CST)

I entrust 12 years of web sites, correspondence and e-mail nightly to Second Copy and have used it since the late nineties. I ditched tape back-ups and complicated and expensive back-up software. Second Copy works reliably and simply. A lesson there for all software writers.
John Spavin <>
Wellington, n/a New Zealand - Monday, January 28, 2008 at 16:24:11 (CST)


While I write this I am syncing files over a Hamachi VPN connection using Second Copy. This is the single most valuable software tool for a PC tech. I used to help out neighbors and such with computers and your automatic backup tool saved MANY a headache.
Kevin Combs <>
Berkeley, CA US - Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 13:36:17 (CST)

I LOVE this program. On my top 5 best programs ever created! Here's a cool tip: I even use it to regulate my kid's daily access to certain programs on "his" computer. To do this, I set Second Copy to move the exe for the program I want to regulate to an "incorrect location" at a certain time every day, and then at another time in the day, I move the exe back to the right location. Therefore, he can only run the program at certain times of the day (when the exe is in the right folder). Works great!
Darryl Gittins <Darryl_Gittins at telus dot net>
Victoria, BC Canada - Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 16:33:54 (CST)

Second Copy sits as a service on all our PC's, quietly backing up all the crucial files day in, day out. Many thanks for a simple and reliable product - I search around occasionally but I've still not found anything better.
John Hollis <>
UK - Friday, November 23, 2007 at 15:04:29 (CST)

I have used 2nd copy for 2 years or more and I like it very much. Recently I purchase a new computer that has Vista Premium and could not get my version of 2nd copy to work. The support team told me I would have to download a later version and I was having trouble getting it downloaded. I had numerous email conversations with the 2nd copy support team and they finally guided me to the problem which was with my browser. I have never purchased any software where I received such great support. The support I received was absolutely great. The software does what it is suppose to do, is economical and easy to use. I highly recommend it.
Robert Thomas <>
Easton, MD USA - Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 09:28:24 (CST)

Excellent Job on the localization of your e-commerce site (Element 5) The Greek version of the site that we saw is one of the first that we found worldwide Gongratulations for Digital River GMBH.
Andrew Vitouladitis <>
Thessaloniki, Macedonia of Greece Greece - Saturday, November 03, 2007 at 05:52:14 (CDT)

I have tried about 8 before finding SecondCopy. None, and I mean none of them did what I wanted, and none were as simple as SecondCopy. It gives flexibility, ease of use, and of course, peace of mind. Congratulations guys, this software is perfect. Norm.
Normand Brun <>
Montreal, Quebec - Friday, November 02, 2007 at 17:39:35 (CDT)

Thanks again for the software. I use Second Copy every day I boot up my computer, which is just about every day of the year. The fast automatic backup to a NAS of my important files is fantastic. Thanks again! Paul Jaruszewski
Paul Jaruszewski <>
Rancho Santa Margari, CA USA - Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 12:24:17 (CDT)

This is one easy program to setup and use. Once the profiles are setup using the easy profile wizard, Second Copy works in the backgound giving you complete peace of mind. All of my critical data files are safely backed up every day and I don't even have to think about it. And, if you need support, response time is almost immediate, friendly and persistent until the problem is solved. I have used this program since Windows 98, onto Windows XP and now wqith Windows Vista. Perfect.
CA USA - Friday, October 19, 2007 at 23:41:04 (CDT)

I have been using 2nd Copy since March 2002 and have never considered over the last 5 years looking for anything else to backup my computer. I have different profiles for files to be backed up every day, and it automatically backs up the computer day in day out. Works brilliantly.
John Emerson <>
UK - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 15:05:16 (CDT)

I have been thinking about looking for a program that does automatic backups for some time. I downloaded Second Copy to try it out for the free 30 day trial period. After installation, it took me about 15 minutes to decide to order it. This is a great program, easy to use and with all the backup options you would ever need. And the price is more than reasonable.
P H Massey <>
CA USA - Friday, September 14, 2007 at 15:46:06 (CDT)

I was testing several backup progs and this one achieve what everyones really want from an application of this kind... 1. very customizable (choose what you want and back it up in many different types of back up flavors, plus other useful options to choose from) 2. adaptable (simple as the common user likes and powerful as the more demanding user wants) 3. efficient (after first backup, it just a snap keeping the last changed files backed up) 4. effective (instant access to the data if a original working data fail) Right now I'm recommending it to a Department that needs to maintain a constant trustful backup with less user-intervention and also with an instant access if anything goes wrong with the working data.
Miguel A Rivera <>
Ponce, PR US - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 23:55:30 (CDT)

I have been using Second Copy 97 since, well, 1997.... 10 years of backing up data files. I cannot remember what I paid for it, but it is worth it's weight in gold... I am a fanatic about backing up data. And it finally paid off with the death of a hard drive holding 40G of data. While so many computer users lose a disk and are unable to recover their data, or must spend hundreds of dollars to recover all or some of their data, I just went and got a new drive and copied the data from my backup external drives. SC97 could carry me many more years, but the "Profile Group" tabs, and the "source" and "destination" profile columns are just too helpful to resist. SC2007 will soon take over backing up my system. These are clearly the best applications I have ever added to my computer.
Gary Wullenwaber <>
CA US - Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 00:12:36 (CDT)

I have just recovered from a failure where I lost my PC completely. I recovered all my files easily thanks to SecondCopy. Great stuff I compared products with a friend and I am sure that SecondCopy is better. However, he has one advantage, when copying Outlook files SecondCopy copies the whole offline folder each time. Connected Systems manges to copy just the changed data WITHIN the folder which makes it much quicker. Any chance of implementing this on a later version?
Graham <>
UK - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 15:16:18 (CDT)

Started with second copy in 98; would not move without it. Great backup system for both home and office. I am a system administrator and use it as well as backup software and imaging. But all my restores are from 2ndcopy Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James de Freitas <>
Antigua - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 11:02:12 (CDT)

Excellent piece of software, very good support. Worth every penny!
Hans Bergman <>
On Canada - Thursday, July 05, 2007 at 07:29:27 (CDT)

Good progam, but I stopped using it, after discovering, that it won't support FTP synchronization (like program Super Flexible File Synchornizer). Implement it, and I will goint to use it again. All the best.
Sabe <sabesabe.comm>
EE EE - Thursday, July 05, 2007 at 06:43:44 (CDT)

Second Copy is the best program I have ever bought. I do not mean just backup programs, I mean all programs. It is excellent
Ken Fletcher <>
UK - Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 11:29:04 (CDT)

I recently purchased Second Copy for Win XP, it worked flawlessly. I then upgraded to Vista and inquired as to whether or not Second Copy worked on vista. I was responded to very quickly and the version i had did work with Vista with a minor black bar glitch so i installed it. Again it worked flawlessly, now that i have the beta Vista edition is still is working perfectly. I am a network administrator and have used several backup progrmas, but NONE of them are this easy, or complete to use I have been telling everyone i know to get this oprogram and try it out for themselves, they will never use another backup program again. Keep up the good work !
Shane <>
CA USA - Thursday, June 07, 2007 at 11:02:08 (CDT)

Please provide Second Copy for MAC. It's a great program.
John Honeycutt <>
United States - Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 19:24:50 (CDT)

Thank You!! What fantasic software at excellent prices, does exactly what it says on the box!! We've already voted it Number 1 at People's Choice Software Awards
Adrian Macneill <>
London, UK - Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 18:19:23 (CDT)

Great product - recommended to several friends as it works so well and is so easy to set up... Product support is fabulous...
Geoff Gardner <>
Sarasota, FL USA - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 08:58:14 (CDT)

Can't say enough about SecondCopy. This is my first experience backing up files to an external hard drive. It worked great and I 'm very relieved to have my large photo files on a backup drive. Best feature is the scheduled automatic backup of new source files when they are added to or changed. SecondCopy support was quick to respond to all my questions.
Grant <>
Flagstaff, AZ USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 10:51:28 (CDT)

Second Copy is simple to use and is very efficient. As you get more experience with the product, you can exercise more control over what and how you back up data
apl <>
VA USA - Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 15:32:21 (CDT)

Have been using Second Copy since around 1998 I guess, maybe earlier and continue to use it. It is the most reliable back-up utility I have used and continues to be a tremendous application. Thanks.
Carl Matik <>
Sydney , NSW AUSTRALIA - Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 06:37:38 (CDT)

Great application but i don't like the new simplified preview dialog. I think the old dialog was perfect.
John Appleseed <>
BW Germany - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 03:46:10 (CDT)

It's a great program. Will there be a release for MAC?
John <>
FL USA - Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 06:31:05 (CDT)

Dear Second Copy, I first used Second Copy with Windows 98 and was very satisfied with its ease of use. Over the years I’ve used several different backup programs to safe guard my files with varying degrees of success. Usually they work for awhile but when the time came to restore my critical files there were always issues where something was lost. I’ve been a registered user of Second Copy 7 ever since it came out and with all the experimentation with other backup programs I seem to always come back to your product. Even when trying out another program I make a Second Copy backup first, just to be sure. I guess this is a real testimony to just how stable and reliable your program is. No matter how far I stray I always come back home to Second Copy. I hope you continue to upgrade and perfect your program, and of course never go away. Thank you for being here, Jack Lindeman San Pedro, CA
Jack Lindeman <>
San Pedro, CA USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 12:57:17 (CST)

When will there be a release for Windows Vista?
Henk Corvers <>
's-Hertogenbosch, NB Netherlands - Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 22:47:38 (CST)

As a registered user of Second Copy 2000 I was pleased with the improvements in Second Copy 7 and purchased an upgrade right away. It offers the same reliable and easy to use daily backup solution for use with my external hard disk. I prefer to backup files as copies for safety given bad experiences with backup software.
Steve Knoblock
Arlington, VA USA - Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 13:40:21 (CST)

Best tool, ever - Thanks!
Marina <>
Germany - Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 05:49:37 (CST)

I love secondcopy! Got it from the german page a while ago and it still works perfect for me.
Valentin <>
Kiel, Germany - Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 05:45:37 (CST)

Hi, this is really great. It speeds up my backup task and I don´t have to think about anything at all. Just using the trial in the moment.
Jörg <>
Xanten, Germany - Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 05:43:41 (CST)

Hi, this is realy a great product. Easy to use and fast. Thanks! Jörg
Jörg Regier <>
Germany - Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 05:38:09 (CST)

Great piece of software! Will there be an update for Windows Vista??
Alex <>
Switzerland - Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 11:47:37 (CST)

Great bit of software, have installed and encouraged many users. Myself and many of my clients now and in the near future will need compatibility with Windows Vista. Please advise and/or release updates and advice on compatibility with Windows Vista. Pity you do not have a direct contact medium or address.
Bill Markey <>
London, UK - Friday, January 26, 2007 at 19:44:23 (CST)

Compliment for Second Copy. After a long period of troubles, I have finally solved all problems with my desktop and my laptop. Great software!
michele impedovo <>
italy - Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 03:08:15 (CST)

I learned about Second Copy from Consumer Reports magazine. I have tried vaious back up products and have always been disappointed. Most of the backup products create weird back up folders/files that are hard to recover. Moreover, most of the backup products create copies after copies of backup taking up lots of drive space. Not so with Second Copy. With the Exact Copy option chosen, you have an exact copy of your working folder at all time automatically. I back up my working folders to my NAS with Second Copy and it works correctly. Now I do not have to worry about when to back up my files or restoring my files when my drive crashes. Excellent product. Highly recommended.
Simon Chandler
Surrey, BC Canada - Thursday, January 04, 2007 at 00:51:05 (CST)


Great stuff!! :-)
Vijay <>
Delhi India - Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 03:14:03 (CST)

Hier ein Kommentar aus Deutschland. Ich verwende Second Copy seit nunmehr fast 10 Jahren als Backup Programm. Der Einsatz in Firmen zur Spiegelung des Datenbestandes u.a. - sowie der private Einsatz - funktionieren erstklassig mit dieser Software. Ich habe inwzischen schon die 3-te Lizenz von Second Copy erworben - privat, beruflich1, beruflich2 - und erwarte voller zuversicht die nächste Version. Ich kenne nicht die Programmiere von SC - aber eins möchte ich hier mal klarstellen: Ihr habt eine echt solide und zuverlässige Software programmiert. Vielen Dank dafür......
Michael Kestel (Germany) <>
Regensburg, Germany - Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 17:25:02 (CST)

This product was made for me - someone who is anal retentive about backing-up important data daily. It works across my home network, with flash drives, and with FTP. Their tech dept. resolved an issue with my registry within a few hours of sending an email. I'm a believer!
Bob W.
NY USA - Monday, November 27, 2006 at 15:21:40 (CST)

I think Second Copy will be vary usefull to download music to audio player. Profile groups - some part of your collection to download at once. But it will be nice you to add option of calculating summary size of all files in profile group (it must be less then capacity of player and it help to make up such "quantum").
Sergey <>
Moscow, Russian Federation - Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 09:20:20 (CST)

Second Copy is wonderful,I like it and used 5 years. But I always expect more funtion in it. I hope Second Copy can backup system's registry if you can. Thank you for Second copy.
prc_star <>
Fushun, Liaoning China - Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 03:22:10 (CDT)

This is the greatest back up software ever! This summer, I struggled with Retrospect after my hard drive died. I had to hire a highly experienced tech professsional to finally get my data back, and it took him six hours! The best thing about Second Copy is it is easy to use, and the Support Staff is VERY responsive. I highly recommend it!
Bethesda, MD - Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 11:52:46 (CDT)

Excellent product, with powerful, yet easy to use features. By far the best I have used.
Ricky Williams <>
UK - Sunday, October 08, 2006 at 04:41:33 (CDT)

I've been using Second Copy for half a decade, and it has saved my life twice. It's simply the best! Nothing else compares!
IL USA - Saturday, October 07, 2006 at 22:24:23 (CDT)

I'm only into my 3rd day of evaluation and already I feel secure in the knowledge that Second copy is taking good care of my backup needs. I'd recommend this kit without hesitation.
Plav <>
Austria - Thursday, October 05, 2006 at 16:05:18 (CDT)

Great piece of Software. Excellent by simplicity. One tip for future release: Add an autodiscover option for LAN-connection. That way I don't receive error-messages because the LAN-connection is not available because I am not logged in. Succes with the programm!
Tom Trotter <>
Charlotte, NC USA - Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 10:13:05 (CDT)

OUTSTANDING!!! 2nd Copy is solid. Radio is a business of high pressure deadlines that CANNOT be missed. So the more "set it & forget it" programs that we can have the better. But they just simply HAVE TO WORK! When I first installed 2nd Copy we couldn't get it running but the support emails were answered and together we got the software configured perfectly. It was great workiinng with support and we found a quick resolution. GOOD WORK!
Jude Sheets
OH USA - Friday, September 22, 2006 at 14:15:45 (CDT)

I actually know of someone who backs up files on their Mac by running S.C. on their Windows machine. The Windows machine and their Mac is in a wireless setup and a Network storage drive is hard wire (ethernet) attached to the wireless router. The Windows machine runs the program, the Mac has the data, and the "LanDrive" is where the data is backed up to. Kind of cool.
Ted Wexler <>
- Sunday, September 03, 2006 at 09:29:05 (CDT)

Thank-you! I trial tested several different backup software...and Second Copy --hands down is the best. I have been using it for two months now and it does not miss a beat, it is easy to setup and I'm comfortable knowing that my data is backed up automatically.
Keith C.
CO USA - Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 13:25:09 (CDT)

Second Copy is easy to configure, operates automatically on a schedule set by the user, and effortlessly backs up files to a second drive: external, internal, or memory stick. A slight glitch, no doubt my error, was quickly resolved by the prompt, thorough and courteous support team. It's not often one encounters such a high level of service. Bravo! I can't recommend them or the product enough. The best back-up program I've ever used by far.
Steve <>
Somerville, MA USA - Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 15:02:41 (CDT)

Many thanks for the wonderful software!!! I own many different backup applications (including ones that cost $70+) and Second Copy is the only one that I would highly recommend. Set-up is very easy and intuitive. Best of all with Second Copy you never have to worry about doing backups ever again...they happen automatically without fail! (like the infomercial man says, "you just set it and forget it!") :) Having had two major system crashes before, I sleep very well knowing I have a duplicate copy of all of my files on my external drive. The FTP feature in Second Copy 7 gives me extra security that most larger programs don't have: simple off-site backups (something that is critical in the event of a fire, flood, etc.). Try this software out. You will not be disappointed!
Dean <etc_msnmsncom>
MA USA - Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 14:54:29 (CDT)

I must admit that I had some frustrating moments starting out. However, the customer support staff was patient, very responsive, competent and professional and got me up and running quickly. I absolutely love this product and am impresses with the level of customer support. This has got to be the most bang for the buck of any program of its type. Thanks, Second Copy, for all your help.
Joe Gloates <lexusjoesbcglobal.nat>
Milford, CT USA - Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 07:32:55 (CDT)

I've prepared automation for SecondCopy profile deployment. Automation is based on VBscript, WMI and GPO. If someone is interested let me know.
Szymon Kufel <>
NA Ireland - Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 09:56:34 (CDT)

I have been testing Second Copy for several weeks, vs. another backup program to use with my NAS drive. I had an unrelated problem yesterday that made it necessary for me to do a system restore on my laptop. I first loaded my most recent full drive image backup that I made using Aprcorn's software, a couple of weeks ago. That worked perfectly. I then attempted to restore the recently updated files using the other backup software that had been running throughout. It was a disaster. It took a horrendous time for the other porgram to identify all of the files for each job, and it only showed files up through its own install date, even though I know that the more recent files are on still the NAS drive, but not accessable via the program. I experimented for hours, and I finally gave up and went to restoring via Second Copy, using my profiles that had been running on my desktop, capturing data from the laptop. That was the first time I had tried the Restore process using Second Copy, and I was stunned by the speed of the file identification process, and how nicely it isolated and presented those files that were updated or created after my last full image restoration. I was able to very quickly and effectively get all the newer stuff reloaded back to the laptop. That experience made the decision for me. I have now loaded a trial copy of SC on my laptop, and have purchased a second license. Thanks for providing a very elegant program that actually delivers what it promises.
Victor Weinrich <vicw926a4>
NC USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2006 at 19:38:25 (CDT)

Great product. Set up is intuitive and it does what is says. I changed from another backup program that was giving me fits. Thanks
Harold Jesser <>
IL USA - Saturday, August 05, 2006 at 21:28:44 (CDT)

Been using SC for years and years now - Upgraded to SC 7 when it became available and it's become an even rounder product covering all aspects of what I need in such an intuitive, and elgantly simple way. This is a no fuss tool. What I would really like to see though, is support for Chinese character (unicode) files. These files do not get copied. I have to use another program for that. Using SC I have always had peace of mind but the non copying of unicode files, for me, and I'm sure all the other Chinese and unicode style languages will agree that peace of mind is not 100% while these files are not being copied. Richard
Richard Thompson <>
UK - Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 17:59:14 (CDT)

Many kudos for a long-lived, well-supported, indispensible program that's also well-designed, easy to use, and easy to learn. Second Copy has saved many clients from very messy disasters. FYI, a favorite application is in small companies who can't afford serious high-speed backup or full workgroup file stores. I simply pair them up, each employee with his/her neighbor, and have Second Copy clone their work-files onto each other's computers.
Allen Cobb <noemail>
USA - Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 09:09:09 (CDT)

Bought the software after reading a few reviews and getting a very warm recommendation of it from a friend. Does EXACTLY what it promises. And that's exactly what I want it to do. Easy setup. Low maintenance. Low system drain (CPU & Mem). In short - exactly what I wanted. Brilliant. Definitely worth the 29$.
Finn Jarle Kvalheim <>
Bergen, Norway - Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 17:14:22 (CDT)

I'm only into my 3rd day of evaluation and already I feel secure in the knowledge that Second copy is taking good care of my backup needs. I'd recommend this kit without hesitation.
Sinclair <>
UK - Friday, June 16, 2006 at 16:51:17 (CDT)

This is such an unbeatable product ! I had to repair WINDOWS XP and things went wrong somehow. So, Microsoft technicians told me that the only solution available was to RE-INSTALL the whole system, as the result of which, all of the files I had in my PC, would be DELETED. So the system was totally re-formatted. A few weeks later, when I had already lost all of my hopes..there, plain as day.. I saw "MY DOCUMENTS II" !, meaning that "MY DOCUMENTS" had been deleted but not the one I'm referring. Then I remembered I had saved my files by using SECOND COPY. Oh My God ! This product just got me off the hook ! Thanks a bunch for it and keep having success !
Raul Castillo <>
Milwaukie, OR United States - Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 20:27:28 (CDT)

i began to use this tool a few years ago, then i changed to an other tool, but now, with sc 7 i returned to use sc, recognizing, that this is really the best solution for my requirements: a reliable tool with many features but still simple to use! thank you for programming such a usefull tool!
florian k. <>
vienna, austria - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 18:58:35 (CDT)

I've been a Second Copy User for years. This program is my most favourite utility and deservedly has won the Peoples Choice Award year in year out. If you need a utility of this kind, look NO FURTHER. Suda's support is worldclass, every query I ever had was courteously answered within 24 Hrs !
Albert Kleyn <>
Ireland - Friday, June 02, 2006 at 14:40:00 (CDT)

I just voted for Second Copy in the People's Choice Awards and was very happy to do so. Second Copy is a great program! I have already purchased two licenses and will soon be purchasing a third for another one of our radio stations. Second Copy is simply awesome! We should all cast our vote. Check out the link on the Second Copy homepage.
Allen <>
Quito, Ecuador - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10:55:39 (CDT)

The best back-up system I have ever used. Easy to use and reliable.
Tom McGuine <>
Fullerton, CA US - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 01:05:33 (CDT)

This is an absolutely fabolous program. I don't know how I was going without it. It's just so flexible it can answer all my needs. I'd say well done, great job, and keep it up!
Alaeddin <>
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 02:20:07 (CDT)

Second Copy is one of the most versatile programs I own and use. It absolutely does everything I need including backing up via networks, etc. And, when I have questions, I get fast responses from the staff and they always have an answer. Buy it! You will not be sorry. Allen
Allen M. Schultheiss <>
Dayton, OH USA - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 08:17:11 (CDT)

Superb Support! Had a problem with date\time file stamps so a raised a question to the customer support. I recieved an email the next day from SecondCopy with the answer I required. Recommended product and company! Shane
Shane <>
- Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 11:43:40 (CDT)

I am very satisfied with Second Copy and could not do without it. Easy, safe, and fast for multiple back-ups, mirror-copies and synchronisations. It "saved" me several times from disaster when I could just use a mirror copy of all my precious data (40 Go and several tenths thousands files, updated in 10 minutes if I do it dayly.) Complete control of which files and folders are copied, moved, deleted, and when...
Dupertuis <>
Geneva, Switzerland - Monday, April 24, 2006 at 16:32:24 (CDT)

I use the software and it is very good for small jobs
Dave Platt <>
London, UK - Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 07:10:47 (CDT)

Thanks Centered Systems for such a great product. I have used Second Copy through three generations and have no problems or complaints. The software is easy to use and has been a reliable tool. Thanks again. Paul Jaruszewski
Paul Jaruszewski <>
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA - Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 01:28:47 (CDT)

Second Copy is THE best utility I have. Nothing else comes close, even far more expensive alternatives. Second Copy is one of the main reasons I haven't moved to Mac OS. So, guys, please make a version for Mac ...
Tom Acton
Ireland - Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 10:40:03 (CST)

I have been a user since SC97 and this latest version (7.0) is even better then before. Looking for a great backup utility with tons of flexibility, look no farther. thanks again to the development team on a terrific update.
CD Ryan <>
md USA - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 11:10:10 (CST)

I have to say this program is amazing!!! Forget other competition this is the most easiest 1 touch backup program ive ever used. Even has a shortcut on desktop which you just double click!! WOW.
Pan <>
uk - Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 16:05:21 (CST)

SC is the next best thing to sliced bread when it comes to keeping files updated, backed-up and out of the way. And I'd like to commend Centered Systems' support for their quick help and friendly reply on the very rare occasion when SC requires an expert's help.
Karin Jung <>
Frankfurt, Germany - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 06:06:47 (CST)

Well done on the new version. I tried a few alternative products before upgrading. Second Copy's advantages are the scheduler which handles overdue backups by running them when it gets the chance (unlike XP's task scheduler which just skips if it can't run a job on time). But best of all is the file picker to include or exclude files, with both a free view and a text box. This is where other backup utilities fall down (have you tried including/excluding files and folders with XP's built-in backup utility? - Aaargh!) With Second Copy it's easy to set up complex patterns for excluding files. Great.
Japan - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 08:04:14 (CST)

A great software and even greater support team who is ready to immediately help you in case you need something. Good Job!
Kostas Stoilas <>
Athens, Greece - Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 01:08:43 (CST)

I have been using Second Copy for free for years (well, since 97 anyway) I also have tried many other backup software and found it all to be a pain in the proverbial, however, I have to say that I agree with the foregoing comments - Second Copy does what it says on the tin, simple and effective - well done and thanks! I have upgraded to the new version, small price to pay for the peace of mind! Dave
Dave Neal <>
Watford UK, UK - Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 14:19:44 (CST)

SC rules! I have tried many other backup apps over the years and all are pretty bad. SC really has got it right - simple, intuitive, fast. One has to plan the backup strategy no matter what app one uses - once setup it is flawless. SC has made it so elegantly simple. This is one app well worth the price.
Stan <>
AB Canada - Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 23:19:09 (CST)

Excellent bit of kit, I've Just found V7 after using 2000 for years, I like the email notification, testing that now. I've used this out in Iraq when sand and dirt caused server tape backup drives to fail, so we used this to shadow copy all data with NTFS perms to other drives. Saved our bacon a few times. Previous poster, make sure Outlook is closed and you dont have active synch running, that will lock your PST file from Sec copy.
Scott <>
- Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 00:36:34 (CST)

Nice colors! looks nice! really amazing!
- Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 12:51:45 (CST)

I am using the trial version. Looks very good and simple to use - unlike other back up programmmes I have seen. Only one niggle (but fundemental). It keeps giving me an error message "file in use" when I try to back up Outlook, even though no other programmes are running. Anyone have any ideas?
Nick <>
UK - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 13:16:41 (CST)

Best backup software I have used - ever. Easy to handle, very reliable, all the features I need. And the support is first-class. On two occasion I sent an error report or feature request and got a reply some days later including a new inofficial build where the issues were fixed. I never have experienced such customer care. Keep up the excellent work! Bye, Malte
Malte Persike <>
Germany - Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 17:20:04 (CST)


It's tooooooo good to me.. Nice Product with nice company !
Skyer <>
Taiwan - Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 03:46:13 (CST)

Please consider adding PayPal to your list of accepted payment methods. Thank you.
Elizabeth Stapel <>
AZ USA - Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 11:16:43 (CST)

I've used Second Copy for years and have just upgraded to "7". All vital files are backed up in the background. I had a total crash last year. No big deal! I installed all programs on a new harddisk and restored all my data files from the Second Copy backup. It took 5 hours and I had everything up and go. It's just a brilliant program and the "7" is really fast!
Inge Lilleskare <>
Norway - Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 15:23:09 (CST)

Great site, great product. Congratulation.
Vancea Dorin <>
Satu Mare, Romania - Friday, December 09, 2005 at 11:42:25 (CST)

One of the best copy back-up I have seen in the market. Works every time without any problem. Keep-up the good job Centered System.
E. Nawabi <>
Ut USA - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at 11:46:51 (CST)

Been saving my bacon for 7 years now. Keep up the good work ;-)
Mark <>
UK - Thursday, December 01, 2005 at 17:49:05 (CST)

wow nice program____let me find my visa card :) easy to use it does the job
norway - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 08:44:14 (CST)

Is there any product to synchronize, just like Second Copy does, a PC with a palm computer (pocket PC 2003? Thank you.
Italy - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 04:05:36 (CST)

For those who are looking for a simple external storage backup solution on USB or FireWire external drives, Second Copy 7 is the ultimate solution !
Bernard Standaert <>
- Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 06:23:16 (CST)

Very reliable backup utility. I have been using it since 1999 and never had any problems. The new Second Copy 7 is even more powerful!
Jerry Bradshaw
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 10:32:02 (CDT)

An outstanding software for all your back up solutions, really appreciable. Wonderfull, regards.
DUBAI, UAE - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 09:26:59 (CDT)

I think I have been a second copy client since the very first Beta. It runs so seamless, so clean, that I forget that it runs nightly, backing up 7 gigs on 2 seperate servers. The only time I remember I have it, is when I have to move the software from an old to a new machine. Thank you Centered staff for making life a little easier for me.
Patrick <>
Surrey, BC Canada - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 15:37:34 (CDT)

Tried the BETA... WOW!!! ... TOTALLY incredible... Intuitive and great automated backup system.. I have not tried the FTP backup ... but... once you get everything set up.. it WORKS.. even the e-mail notification... the wizards are helpful... better to use the custom and use the advanced settings... One drawback... on a SIMPLE COPY you can keep extra copies of previous backups.. but.. on the Exact Zip .. you cannot... VERY happy!!! Would and did recommend to others... still testing.. all is GREAT... Well DONE.. a big improvement on the old version
Leon Seroussi<>
Laval, PQ Canada - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 12:51:46 (CDT)

I just want to tell you that I've been using Second Copy 2000 for about four years now and it has performed perfectly. I haven't had a major data loss yet, but it has rescued me on some smaller situations and it gives me peace-of-mind knowing I'm covered. Great product!
David Luther
Orange, CA USA - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 12:44:50 (CDT)

I've use Second Copy to synchronize my PC with my laptop. It's the best, simplest and most inexpensive way to do this I've ever tried!
Magnus Koch<>
Lund, Sweden - Monday, September 12, 2005 at 13:15:04 (CDT)

I've been using Second Copy for some time now to complement my disk imaging backup software by backing up files on drives I don't want to image, and it's been great - reliable, simple, and inexpensive. I recently added a remote network drive to backup image files to using Second Copy, and had a few problems with network speed and time stamps. An email to Centered tech support over the Labor Day weekend was answered promptly (I was expecting a response the following week!), and pointed me to the Hidden Options (see the Help file), which had the solution to both of my problems. Kudos to Centered for both an excellent piece of software and excellent tech support! Max Icon <>
Silicon Valley, - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 22:18:11 (CDT)

I was just reading tonight an extensive article in PC World september 2005 edition, on big Drive Backup. Just looking at the prices of the 'professional" backup software discussed in the issue, and the fact that not one of them, will do all that Second Copy has been doing for me, perfectly, for more than a year, says it all. Someone should tell those guys about Second Copy. Or...then.. maybe not. Cheers and thanks for the (disk) memories!
Jacques Berthiaume <> Gatineau, Qc Canada - Monday, August 15, 2005 at 20:36:25 (CDT)
I've been using SecondCopy for years now, and can't raise it highly enough. It's one of those (rare) software utilities that does one thing, and does it very well. It's intuitive, easy to use, flexible within fairly narrow limits, and just works. Amazing - Microsoft should have these guys in their development teams. Oh, and the few times I've had strange problems, Support was always ready with help within twenty four hours, usually leading to me discovering that I had misunderstood a configuration option. I once had a strange bug but Support found a workaround for me and passed on the problem I had seen to their development team for analysis. That's probably why SecondCopy is so good - they really care about what they're doing. My compliments.
Andy Kowalewski <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 06:45:08 (CDT)

What else can be said? Used it for years. The most affordable and trustworthy product I ever had. I wish everything else was the same. SecondCopy shows they should be.
Peter Pollard <>
Munich, Germany - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 00:01:18 (CDT)

I am a registered user of second copy and have been using it successfully for a number of years, without any problems. One of several uses I find helpful is to synchronize my laptop with my desktop when I return from a trip. Somehow my laptop had its date changed back one year (probably because I had been fooling around with something and forgot to change it back.) So when I got home some vital files on the laptop were apparently lost due to being overwritten by the desktop's later date. In despair I decided to study more about second copy and discovered (for the first time) the "archives" folder. And there were my vital files from the laptop!! Later, in looking at the log I see where the saving transfer took place. You folks should be congratulated in having a very useful and thoroughly thought out program. I have recommended it to others and now feel even more justified.
Bill Chess <>
Beverly Hills, FL USA - Monday, June 27, 2005 at 19:18:12 (CDT)

I was looking for a backup tool to replace the software that came bundled with my "One Touch" external firewire hard drive. I wanted an easy to use interface, good documentation and helpful support, which Second Copy delivers on. I compared Second Copy to two other leading tools, but they lacked an easy to use interface, and were hampered by missing or obscure documentation. The people at Centered were very helpful and responsive to my questions about how their software mirrors folders. With their help, I was able to setup two profiles that backup the My Documents folder as well as one to backup a data folder used by an application that stores its data under its own folder. You do lose the "One Touch" backup feature of the drive, but you can tell Second Copy to run a backup job periodically. I set mine to run every 15 or 30 minutes while I am working.
Steve Knoblock
Arlington, VA USA - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 15:48:24 (CDT)

A great product that runs as advertised. It runs in the background and provides a wonderful sense of security. I like the fact that restores do not require special software. A great feature, rare these days, is superb tech support. They actually answer questions in a timely manner!
Lou <>
- Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 11:12:47 (CDT)

You'd think that, in backup tools, reliability would be paramount. I've just been round testing every tool that I can find. Second Copy is the only one that gives me full confidence.
Rog <>
Birmingham, England - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 02:36:21 (CDT)

I have been running Second Copy for a couple of years now and I have to tell ya. It saved me today. My computer was compelety screwed up this morning so I had to redo my Drive Image. All of my Important files were saved by Second Copy, which was a god send.
Dennis Melvin <>
Tooele, UT USA - Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 18:36:06 (CDT)

Hello, How long since my last message! I hope all ones is well at Centered! I do still saying to my customers: If you don't want to see problems with your data, BackUp it. And, if yo don't want to see problems with your BackUp, use Second Copy 2000. They simply Works! My best wishes, Eduardo
Eduaro Lamarca <>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil - Friday, June 03, 2005 at 09:08:29 (CDT)

SecondCopy provides a clean way of automating file backups to a destination drive. I use it to do a weekly Full Backup into one directory path, and the remaining days of the week go into their own directory paths for incremental backups. To recover a file I merely use File Explorer to access the most recent backed up copy and bring it back to its original location. No having to hunt within a backup catalog using a proprietary application.
Gil Hale <> NY USA - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:28:52 (CDT)
My favorite sofware since years. No matter which devices you uses. It manages big lots of data. It always works. Today I am very happy to download an update. Thanks.
Jose Teijeiro <>
Spain - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 12:32:09 (CDT)

Quite an interesting product
David Cook;
IL USA - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 02:58:19 (CDT)

Nice site
shilpa <>
- Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 00:13:32 (CST)

I purchase Second Copy 2000 in January 2001 and find it an excelent tool for the job it was designed for. I have issued many recomemdations of this product and will continue to do so. It is simple to set up and operate giving you the opportunity to browse wherever to locate the particular file to back up etc. If there is an error during the programmed back up process, the log will enable you very easily to locate the offending file and take the appropriate action. If your looking for a back up programme, look no further.
Allan <>
Queensland, Aus Gold Coast - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 04:16:57 (CST)

Anything new about a possible update that was mentioned last April? Thanks. Dave LaComb
David LaComb <>
- Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 22:30:25 (CST)

I always make it a point to try anything on my computers before I recommend it to a client. After installing and using it I have found it to be the most reliable backup solution available. I've never been fond of tape backups or their complicated software. With Second Copy, it's click-click-click and you're done! Great software at a great price. I've recommended it to 2 of my clients and they both love it. Thanks millions!
Alan Eady <>
Auburn, CA USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 22:33:26 (CST)

Second Copy 2000 is the most reliable backup software that I have used during my 30 year IT career. It performs flawlessly every day at the exact scheduled start times. I use it to back up our network, which consists of over 300 workstations. It is 1000 times better then any other network backup software that I have used. You did a great job writing this software and I highly recommend it.
K. Shauvin <>
Spokane, WA 99216 - Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 08:49:17 (CST)

I have found that Datakeeper's product wasn`t working as I wanted so then I tried Memeo, that kept failing and I was losing faith in it. Then I found 2ndCopy. Well done guys. I have just started bench testing this and it seems to work great. I wanted to copy source files from my network to a master slave drive - the other programs didn`t - but yours seems to work well. I have a good feeling about this.
Pryce Jones <no spam>
UK - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 18:24:49 (CST)

I have found that Datakeeper's product wasn`t working as I wanted so then I tried Memeo, that kept failing and I was losing faith in it. Then I found 2ndCopy. Well done guys. I have just started bench testing this and it seems to work great. I wanted to copy source files from my network to a master slave drive - the other programs didn`t - but yours seems to work well. I have a good feeling about this.
Pryce Jones <no spam>
UK - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 18:24:39 (CST)

I was pleasantly surprised about the prompt and comprehensive reply from the support team. It is a pleasure to work with people who take the opposite side seriously. The support team helped me to solve a recopying problem to a Samba server (NAS Synology DS-101). Thank you.
Sigi <>
Switzerland - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 16:26:10 (CST)

I struggled for about a week, with numerous e-mails to and from Iomega's technical help department, to get their REV 35 own back-up software to work properly. Eventually I gave up and was just about send the unit back to the supplier for a refund when I remembered Second Copy 2000. I have found that it works very well indeed and I now have a reliable back-up system. Is there anyone else out there who has had a similar experience with Iomega Rev 35 on WIN 2000 Pro using a Firewire port?
Rod Way <>
Brighton, UK - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 01:30:10 (CST)

I really do not understand the flawless function of the center system...I just need someone to enlightened me more on the efficacy and funtion of the system so that it could be applied directly to my Job of written books.
Rasheed Adebimpe <>
Surulere, LA Nigeria - Friday, January 21, 2005 at 14:51:59 (CST)


Over the past 15-20 years I have tried various backup schemes: a series of floppies each evening (no kidding!), tapes, zip files, 2nd IDE hard drives, external hard drives, internet backup solutions, etc. The 2nd IDE hard drives are the most convenient and speedy, but the software has never been easy to use, and now the XP platform makes it difficult to impossible. Second Copy 2000 is the best solution for our computers. Each box has a second hard drive, and I have set them to backup new and modified files every two hours. Combined with Office auto backup settings, even if we accidentally delete a working file, there is always a backup! When the software runs it does so without slowing down our computers, and doesn't require operator input. It just quietly creates a backup. Better yet, I don't have to use Second Copy to retrieve (restore) a lost file. I simply drag and drop it from my backup hard drive and I'm ready to go. This is a smart, fast, inexpensive and must-have software.
Lee Emery <>
San Antonio, TX - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 11:56:05 (CST)

I downloaded the trial version of Second Copy, and had a technical question about chaining backups within a bat file. Emailed the help desk, and got a comprehensive reply. As it happens the information was in the manual, but at that stage I didn't know what I didn't know. So often an email goes unanswered, or answered late, or in an unhelpful manner, so to get such a prompt comprehensive reply was a refreshing change. The progam works flawlessly for me - running a backup as a Scheduled task over the network - and am about to buy the license after a very satisfactory trial period. Chris Blair
Chris Blair <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 19:25:47 (CST)

I just wanted to write and tell you that SecondCopy is not only a lifesaver but a marriage saver as well. I had been working on my wedding video for nearly 6 weeks when I had a catastrophic hard drive failure. Lucky for me I found SecondCopy weeks before and had set up a profile to copy all video files to my removable hard drive every 10 mins. Needless to say, after replacing my hard drive I copied over the "SecondCopy" off all the video files and was able to complete the video. It's my finest work to date. Thanks Centered Systems!
Dave Diamond <dave@davesvo,com>
Pasadena, CA USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 18:57:28 (CST)

Second Copy is a superb product from a great company. The software's file synchronization capabilities are unmatched by anything else I've seen, and customer support is prompt and courteous. I recommend it without hesitation.
Daniel Miller <>
Canada - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 12:19:56 (CST)

Simply put, Second Copy 2000 is the easiest and best backup software around. I’ve used several different brands, and none come close to the ease of use, and dependability of Second Copy 2000. Most of the time I forget it’s running, until I need something I’ve set to backup. Without exception I can depend on it being there, not just some of it, but all of it. Thank-you Centered Systems.
J.E. Lindeman <>
CA USA - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 10:06:38 (CDT)

Previously used the older version SecondCopy97 which did a super job. I have changed jobs and lost the original program but needed to perform a similar function. Their customer service was great and allowed me to upgrade. It is a great Product. Thanks
Scott Wood <>
UT USA - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 13:14:13 (CDT)

Secondcopy 2000 is a great program. I backup 200 Gigs every night with it. I've dumped my tape system completely. It would be great if it could backup Windows NT system state. It also sometimes does not copying accross the network - this never happens when activating the job manually. Is there any plan for a new release?
Hank Sternberg <>
Vienna, VA US - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 09:50:25 (EDT)

I have been looking for a simple backup utility for years. One that I could setup and forget it. Well I never found it and in frustation asked the 24hourhelpdesk in my news reader. Within 2 hours there was a suggestion to try Second Copy. I did and I haven't look back since. Beauty in simplicity and reliability.
Martin Knight <>
Victoria, BC Canada - Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 23:38:56 (EDT)

An excellent backup utility, it does everything well and is stable and reliable. It still has no competitors as far as I can see, so there is no need to update it. I have been using it since Second Copy 97. I am pleased that it has not been updated for a long time, unlike so many other products that reach a point of excellence and then the developers stuff it with unnecessary extra features and end up making it worse or less stable.
Peter Anders <>
Niigata, Japan - Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 19:16:30 (EDT)

Great software been using it since '99 - it's the intuitive ease that I like so much - but would really like to see an update which would contain support for backup up to a FTP server, and email notifications. These are now so important to me, that I am looking for another application to run along side SecondCopy, that would provide those functions. for me
Richard Thompson <>
UK - Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 18:13:51 (EDT)

Your software is fantastic. Exactly what I wanted. I've used several other backup products and they all have one or more problems--yours is perfect. Thanks for the good work.
Bob Frost <>
- Friday, September 17, 2004 at 09:55:13 (EDT)

Secondcopy did just exactly what I was looking for from a backup solution. I use it backup my windows based laptop to an external hard drive at home as well as to a Unix machine at work. Although I had some problems with the latter during evaluation, the support team were great at responding with suggestions and it was sorted out with two email exchanges, so even the support is excellent. I highly recommend it.
London, England - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 13:14:31 (EDT)

I have used Second Copy for years and have found you can copy anything to anywhere you like and used this feature with a Pocket PC. I purchased an iPAQ 2210 and I use folders and subfolders to track my jobs for business. I use word, Excel, and Text documents to keep track of costs, estimates, and information in different customer folders. The iPAQ only allows files to be synchronized, if you place them into one iPAQ folder. (One root folder without subfolders) I used Second Copy with wild cards to selectively synchronize any changes, additions, or deletions to my customer file system. Not only is Second Copy able to keep them synchronized, it also constructed the folders and subfolders just like the file system on my PC.
Jack Judge
- Friday, August 27, 2004 at 09:28:03 (EDT)

Hi guys, I would just like to say that Second Copy really is "outstanding". I have searched for a piece of software which would back up my files without needing my awful memory to get involved. Second Copy is the dream solution. I have already benefited from it's backup when my disc failed in June this year, I lost NOTHING as it backed everything up on my second disc at 03:00 that morning whilst I was sleeping. As for improvements to Second Copy - sorry, but it does everything I need so I can't think of one!- Keep up the superb work. :) Kindest regards Mac
Mac Macdonald <>
Telford , United Kingdom - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 03:30:20 (EDT)

I downloaded the trial version of Second Copy about a year ago and found it perfect for my needs. I paid the very reasonable registration fee and have used the program with great satisfaction ever since. Recently computer problems lead me to build a new system and I needed to reinstall Second Copy, but I couldn't find my registration code. Late one evening I sent an email to Centered Systems asking if they might have a record of my code and, if so, if they would mind sending it to me again. Given the poor after-sale support I've experienced with a lot of software companies, my expectations were low. Next morning, when I checked my mail, there was a reply from Centered Systems, complete with my registration code. When I wrote again to thank them for the GREAT service, they actually wrote back to thank me for my gratitude. I would recommend these guys to anyone in need of a backup solution.
Kelly <>
GA US - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 22:13:42 (EDT)

I can't believe I haven't heard of this program before. I found this out through Bradbury Software. I search high and low for a backup solution about a year ago. I had Dantz Retrospect product which came with my Maxtor One Touch. That was the worst software I have ever used. They made something so simple so complicated it was frustrating. I am currently using BounceBack Pro which is pretty good. Second Copy 2000 just makes so much sense and is so easy to use. You guys got it right!!! Looking forward to Second Copy XP or something. You guys have to submit an ad to Google AdSense -- and kick everyone's ass!!!
Anthony C <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 17:35:26 (EDT)

Great product. Thanks for the good work. Paul
Paul Lepa <paul at lepa dot ca>
Beijing, China - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 13:12:38 (EDT)

SecondCopy is a great program. Thank you very much.
Rustam <>
baku, Azerbaijan - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 06:36:01 (EDT)

fabulous support. Your program is a real gem and I am pleased to recommend it to all and sundry!
- Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 21:15:24 (EDT)

Superb utility. I have used it for over 2 years and it has saved my life several times. Thanks Centered Systems. BUT please can you release an update as I think it is well over due. Cheers
London, - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 05:50:48 (EDT)

Second Copy is a great program and an incrediable value too. It is very user friendly (very easy to use) and it is very reliable. I couldn't be without Second Copy. To me its worth more then they charge for it.
David Tyler <>
East Lansing, MI USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 00:22:50 (EDT)

I tried a lot of backup programs and Second Copy is by far the best. It doesn't stop there though. The tech support is great. To me if you don't have great tech support then why risk buying the program? I had a problem recently and tech support helped me troubleshoot the problem. I found out it was not related to Second Copy at all. He told me what to do about it and I would highly recommend Second Copy as a MUST HAVE essential program to ALL computer users.
Claudia Paris <>
Westminster, CA United States - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 17:12:47 (EDT)

Simple, fast, stable and reliable. A great idea in a small affordable package. Who needs more to feel secure ? Just wonder when new release will be out :)
Sakis Papademetriou
Greece - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 03:35:39 (EDT)

Great program - only one issue I have is no phone support.
denise <>
na, bc canada - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 12:04:40 (EDT)

Awesome product! I use it to backup my data, and also to sync files between my desktop and laptop computers! A+
- Monday, May 17, 2004 at 13:12:49 (EDT)

I just downloaded program. And it works great. Now i am not worried about back and data.
Rahul Rathod <>
North Bergen, NJ USA - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 19:44:41 (EDT)

Couldn't be happier. Had very unusual problem that seemed be caused by Second Copy. After countless (very prompt) emails with support, the cause appeared to be to a factor other than Second Copy. However the support team came up with a work around that saved the day. Absolutely the best support I have ever had.
Dale Hardin <>
- Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 00:20:57 (EDT)

One of the best utility I have ever seen. Simple yet powerful. One request to the developers: Please do not sleep over this version. Hard to believe that you have no update since year 2000! Please release an update to the current version.
Kris <>
Bangalore, INDIA - Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 02:17:43 (EDT)

Centered Systems Response: It's coming soon. Stay tuned!

I like your product. I hope you will create a new version eventually and that this is not your last kick at the can. I tried it a while back and I just downloaded it again to try it again... I'll provide feedback once I use it more again... Then I'll see if I really want to buy a copy/licence. So far, I like it!
Daniel Hogue <>
On Canada - Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 10:51:58 (EDT)

I described what I needted to my IT support professional and moments later I was using a trial version of software that painlessly syncs my PC to my notebook over my wireless LAN. It is a great product -- please develop other elrgant software solutions. Regards, Ron
Ron Simko <>
Ottawa, ON Canada - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 10:54:08 (EDT)

This is a fantastic tool!!! Thank you so much for creating a simple, easy to use backup program. (Thanks for the quick answer to my email as well) I just have to make a comment to the guy who wants a discount - YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING! It's worth every penny.
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 01:29:13 (EDT)

If you ever have a discount I would love to Know. Thanks Ed
Ed <ed1peg1@MSN.COM>
- Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 08:56:07 (EDT)

I have plenty of good things to say about this program, as do many others, but the "When" tab needs an overhaul to make it completely flexible.
Spymog <>
- Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 06:29:16 (EST)

What a great utility. This works great for backups and Windows Server Data Migration.
billy <>
FL USA - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 08:13:56 (EST)

Great Backup utility, but doesn't copy MAC files!!!
Daniel Bilodeau <>
- Monday, March 08, 2004 at 14:58:36 (EST)

I have used this software for several years. Every time I look for a new piece of backup or archiving software (much more expensive software), I give up and come back. The simplicity, the reliability, the utility of this software makes it one of my highest recommended gems. M Cohen a long time power PC user
M Cohen <>
Sherman Oaks, CA - Monday, February 16, 2004 at 19:58:19 (EST)

very nice tool.
Didjital One
- Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 14:12:36 (EST)

If you are looking for a really flexible Backup Utility then don't do what I did - download and tryout up to a dozen different programs. Just download Second Copy 2000 and save all the bother. It is the best - I promise. Another plus is there will be someone at the end of the contact/support links who will answer your queries! Bob Bruce
Bob Bruce <>
Benfleet, UK - Monday, February 09, 2004 at 14:51:36 (EST)

I have Second Copy 97, and I've been using it for more than 6 years. Never had any "real" problems except for a temp file not being deleted. I exchanged email with the support person as we tried to pinpoint and resolve the problem. We did and I continue to be a happy sc97 user.
hmc <ciaochou2>
- Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 10:03:35 (EST)

I would like to comment on both the excellent program that Second Copy is as well as the great support from the team at Centered Systems. I recently had a hard drive failure on my desktop computer and had to reinstall the OS and applications. I realised that I had misplaced the registration code for Second Copy so I wrote an email off to the Centered Support email. I was very pleased to see a response the very next day even though I purchased the product over 2 years ago!. A job well done from your team!.. Well done!...
Andrew Brown <>
Sydney, Australia - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 16:22:43 (EST)

::: SUBJECT ::: If my opinion counts!!! I have a very diverse background ranging from employment with the New York Times, IBM, Anderson, FPL and now I have been working hard with my own company. All my experiences have shown me that Second Copy is a program that gives what you want. It works and that is just one of its best aspects. I trust it and have tested it time and time again. Thank you so much Second Copy Developers. Sincerely, John
John Angel <>
Bradenton, FL USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 18:42:14 (EST)


Second Copy is a great program and I've always used it. At the same time I should say that its preformance is unacceptable and it missed some good feautures. E.g. I need to backup the files which from a PC where those files don't actually changed but they are being added or removed. So I have just to synchronize them rather than check out that files content has been changed. So why not implementing a sort of option: on which basis to compare files 1) byte to byte 2) date only (or smth like this). Anyway thanks a lot for your outstanding program
Artem S. Tashkinov <t.artem@[remove this]>
Perm, Russia - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 23:10:40 (EST)

I just read through the comments by other customers and found a few of them complaining about infrequent updates of the secondcopy. I am in the software development bussiness and know that a lot of companies would just rush out their products without sufficient testing and then release numerous "updates" or "patches", which could only cause potentially problems when costomers do the upgrades. Some even charge customers for such minor releases. I have been using SecondCopy 2000 for more than three years and found it very stable and feature rich. There is no point to have more releases or updates unless there are some really great new features I can not imagine which I believe Centered is working on :-) Anyway, thanks for such a great product, which has saved my butt several times!
Mark <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 13:11:27 (EST)

About a year ago I installed Second Copy and set it to copy everything on my three internal HDs to my three external HDs every night while I sleep. Then I simply forgot the program was even there. A couple of weeks ago my computer simply died - and I almost died along with it. All my pictures (I'm an artist-photographer), all my financial date for 15 years, all my business correspondence - gone! I almost had a heasrt attack. And then I remembered those three external drives under my desk! Got a new computer, hooked it up and VOILA! All my data was intact - not one byte missing - thanks to Second Copy! Second Copy saved my life and my business. Having a computer failure is not a question of "if", just "when".
LaGrange, KY United States - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 15:00:04 (EST)

The biggest opportunity a company has is when the customer has a problem. I had one and emailed you. Thanks for the fast response. It's why I'd rather do business with companies like yours than MS and the other behemoths.
Bob Bailey <>
Silver Spring, MD USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11:24:51 (EST)

I tried using My Briefcase to synch data between my PC's and USB storage and got nothing but aggravation. Second Copy is a perfect, *functional* solution. Beautiful!
Martin <>
MI US - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 20:10:59 (EST)

You've GOT to be kidding! SecondCopy does Exactly what you say it will; it's exactly what I've been looking for and you guys are only charging 29.95 for it?? Where's the Affiliate Program - I want to be your First Sign Up! Thank you!!
Billie Raven <>
Los Angeles, CA United States - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 17:26:34 (EDT)

I'm using Second Copy for quiet a while now and I'm a very happy users. The backups are 100% reliable and the program never crashed or slowed down my system! Sadly enough we haven't seen an update in quite a while. What I would like to see included? Real-Time backup like BackupOnDemand does including its archive function. I need that for all my graphics work. Every time when I save a file in a 2D or 3D program, BackupOnDemand will make an archived copy in my archive folder. This way I can always go back a few versions when I mess things up. SecondCopy only does scheduled backups. Please include real time backup. Thanks for this great program!
Happy User <>
- Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 21:10:27 (EDT)

Second Copy is AWESOME. I now backup my critical data to a second drive in under a minute, and use it to port data to my notebook in seconds. Your program delivers power and flexibility. I highly recommend Second Copy to anyone that needs to move data around. I've had no experience with your tech support dept., because I've had no problems! Years ago I spent a lot of time writing and editing batch files in DOS to do what you guys do in seconds. I'm often a groucy customer with other companies that just don't deliver, but I give you an A+ all around. Thanks for making my life easier, saving me time, and protecting my data. -Greg Sweitzer
Greg Sweitzer <>
- Monday, October 13, 2003 at 16:06:09 (EDT)

I only would like to say that the way my transaction was handeled, gave my an idea of transparancy, professionalism and security. Reason: page in my own language (dutch) and without errors (first time for me), safety-options I never witnessed before, good and clear explanations, etc. Thank you!
a.kaper <>
- Wednesday, October 08, 2003 at 01:49:43 (EDT)

Until using Second Copy, remote users in our organization on laptops had to either leave their laptop on the network over night to be included in the nightly network backup, or do the backups themselves. With SC, our laptop users have a new freedom and the highest level of comfort knowing that as soon as they leave the network all their important work is stored on the file server. It even moves the files while they're on VPN! The program was INCREDIBLY easy to setup, and we had a firm understanding of the software within minutes of installing the trial version. We purchased a copy for all laptop users within hours. Great work on a great utility and a great price....
Mark Hopkins <>
Mukilteo, WA USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 19:14:41 (EDT)

I looked at four other backup products, all had some shortcoming. Then I tried Second Copy and found it easy and flexible. Backing up was a chore before, now it is automated and transparent. I back up 500+ user files to my CD RW drive every night automatically. It just updates any changes I've made to the documents or folders. I had a problem with one of the configurations I tested, sent a note to their email support and got a reply prompty. Better yet, the problem was identified being with my CD writing software, it just needed to be updated. They even provided the link. Great product, great support. Give it a try, you'll like it. I'm glad I did.
Bob <>
Boston, MA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 11:14:45 (EDT)

I have been using SecondCopy for a number of years and I can honestly say that it is one of the most important and useful applications I have ever purchased.
Mr Derek Dodson <>
UK - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 18:12:36 (EDT)

I have been using Second Copy for several years and recently began receiving numerous alerts to ERRORS. When I contact technical support by e-mail I got prompt and understandable instructions on two occasions. I now have identified the problem and with their very helpful guidance have programmed Second Copy to send me a prompt when I need to insert a sceond 250 MB ZIP disk to complete a back-up. I am a very satisfied user of this essential and ingenious automatic back-up program.
Joseph Wagner, M. D. <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 15:01:16 (EDT)

Just 2 days into my evaluation of Second Copy and I can not believe I have missed this sweet utility all these years in the IT/IS business. If it proves as stable as useful, it will become my number one recommendation.
Richard Wallace <>
Merritt Island, FL US - Thursday, September 04, 2003 at 09:54:01 (EDT)

I just had a major hard disk crash due to faulty hardware, and had not performed a real backup for months (so many hours lost...). I realised I needed an app to run in the background and copy my web development files every hour. I now use Second Copy for all my backups, except disk imaging, and I recommend it to everyone who needs to have scheduled backups (which is pretty much everyone these days...). Good work! Worth every penny.
Tormod Guldvog <>
Oslo, Norway - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 13:42:08 (EDT)

Second copy is a marvelous tool to use when working on photos, or with any graphics. I have set some of the folders in which I always work to reflect an exact copy.Others that I am only working on for a short period of time, I set for a simple copy. The support team responded to my email almost immediately when I had a small problem.That is almost unheard of nowadays.
Jeannie <>
- Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 11:50:46 (EDT)

This is the GREATEST software I ever used for backup... SecondCopy + PacketWriting = ALRIGHT !!! Please translate it into French.
Philippe MALLET <>
Fargues (40), France - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 14:41:19 (EDT)

Second Copy is a great solution to my small business needs for backing up our data. It is an easy program to install and have up and running in very little time. The customer service is top notch and very personal. Second Copy is unlike any other software program I have ever used in this regards, they are heads and shoulders above the rest! Thank you Second Copy...
Peter <>
Los Angeles, CA United States - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 11:39:19 (EDT)

Second Copy is an excellent product for worry free backup. A must for Creative Artists working with computers to create their valuable properties. Thanks for an excellent product worth every cent.
NDK Creative Artist <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 19:21:37 (EDT)

I tried second copy for the first time, I was very impressed. I looked for a backup program for a long time to do what second copy does. It is well worth the money, you will not find a program on the market that will do what this program will do. I’m very pleased with this program. It does it all. It copies all of your data and your system settings quickly, this program is just OUTSTANDING!
Frank <>
Ca U.S.A - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 01:28:53 (EDT)

I am VERY pleased with Second Copy! After running it to create a "mirror" D: Drive for just over the 30 days evaluation period (it didn't self-destruct!), I shut the PC down, disconnected the C: Drive and made the D: Drive the C: Drive and booted up just as though nothing was changed. (I then immediately placed my Order for purchase.)
Art Zack <>
Pompano Beach, FL USA - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 12:31:32 (EDT)

Second Copy is so very good for my data. I now feel secure that I have enough data copies. But PLEASE make the next version ALSO backup my system (locked) files. This would mean one product can fulfill all my backup requirements. Thanks for a robust product which JUST WORKS !!
Nadish Naoroji <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 18:06:22 (EDT)

I use Second Copy every day! It is very important for me to have desktop and laptops synched. Yes, it's easy to cut and paste with Windows Explorer but Second Copy does it all! I set up "profiles" for each application that I am transferring over. Like for my court reporting software, I tell it NOT to transfer the "litter box" as it's called in this app. But everything else it transfers. I have it do an EXACT copy so it deletes the old stuff from the laptop and synchs it exactly with the desktop. It is WONDERFUL. I have 4 apps: My Documents, CaseCatalyst, SearchMaster and Quicken. Since I tell Quicken to create the backup in Word, then I just have 3 apps to transfer. You can see the "log" of what's it's copying over (and, since I tell it do to EXACT, what it's deleting). If you're too scared that it will mess up (it doesn't), then tell Second Copy to make a "simple copy" and not delete the old files. After you do a backup once, then it's quick because Second Copy looks for dates. It doesn't overwrite stuff just for the sake of copying. It only acts on it if the last date it sees is before the date you're actually doing the backup. SECOND COPY is a P L E A S U R E!!! ALSO: their tech support is great. I had a question and the email response was quick and to the point.
Marge <>
- Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 14:21:44 (EDT)

I'm an independent tech consultant, My clients will tell you that I inguire - "did you backup your data" so often it's beginning to sound like a mantra. Do they follow my instructions? NO! Now, Second Copy is so effortless on their part that they're doing backups without knowing it. I'm also using it in my office and I must say the ease of use and reliabilty is unmatched by anything I've tried and for a mere fraction of the cost. Thank you for such a superb product and for keeping the cost down. Regards, Taylor MItchell
Taylor Mitchell <>
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 19:32:41 (EDT)

This is the first and only time I have ever actually bought a piece of software I origianally downloaded as a free "trial version" . Normally , these "freebies" just don't live up to what they promise . Second Copy does--it's absolutely supereb--saved my hide once already . I've just bought the registered version and am extremely pleased ! Ed Riedel
Edward Riedel <>
- Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 13:15:47 (EDT)

Our PDA's back up to our computers and we feel our data is safe. I had some encrypted memo's on my Palm and ended up with a back up of corrupted memo's on my computer too. I was using 2nd Copy to keep 5 generations of backups on another hard drive on my LAN and was able to recovery all the data - with ease.
Joe M
- Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 23:18:02 (EDT)

I Just Orderd the Second Copy 2000 DNL it and in 5 Min I was up and Running. I use the Linksys EFG80 connecten to a Seconf Network card on the Serever creating a neer mirroring plaform at a price of under 600 for 240GB backup
Sam Schneider <>
Sarasota, FL USA - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 15:43:58 (EDT)

Not only is Second Copy a perfect software product, simple to install, and use, as well as providing all a normal user could need -- The customer service is great. Due to my own problems with an aging PC and hard drive, I've had to go to them for assistance twice. Both times their response was quick, simple, answered my questions, and most of all friendly and personal. Impressive and Refreshing.
D Wood <>
CA USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 17:42:12 (EDT)

We recently used Second Copy 2000 to help migrate to a new server. Product works great! BURP.
Duke Bruno <>
- Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 08:45:38 (EDT)

GOOD!Easy to use.All PC Need One. GOOD Price too,Everyone can offer. If this product can be buy worldwild,it is wonderful!
Ming <>
- Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 03:58:32 (EDT)

I've been using Second Copy for over a year. Just recommended it again. It does the job well and has saved my b*tt a couple of times. Thanks for a good product, reasonably priced.
Katsuey <>
- Friday, June 13, 2003 at 22:44:26 (EDT)

I just downloaded and tried Second Copy on the Internet. Many of the programs I tried before back-up in a compressed format, often very complicated to use. When you loose data, you want to get it back fast. You do not want to go through tapes of archives and find that the one you need happens to be corrupted. This program is just what I need and I recommend it.
Stephanie Skjelset
FL USA - Friday, June 06, 2003 at 00:01:24 (EDT)

After trying out several ways of dealing with automatic backups and transferring between computer and laptop, I've found Second Copy to be the best of the lot. You can try it free for 30 days. I had questions, and the support was quick, polite and helpful.
Dana K. Cassell <>
North Stratford, NH United States - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 12:24:49 (EDT)

This does flawlessly a simple but essential job ... keeping data in tact without the hassle of rembering to do so. Highly Recommended.
Fr. Gregory Hallam
- Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 03:21:38 (EDT)

I use Second Copy 2000 more years! One very good programme.
M.J.J. Habets <>
Maastricht, Netherlands - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 03:13:00 (EDT)

This is a 'buy and forget' program. It does what it is supposed to do, simple and reliable. We have a small peer to peer network, 15 users. I use SC2k to back up user's files. Nothing installed on their systems, just on the file server. I make the user's '\my documents' folder shared, read only, passwork protected. No one else can see their files, SC can. Transparent and very fast. And when someone deletes a vital file "I don't know where it went!", I can restore it in a few seconds. I also use it to do weekly archives of our membership database, again simple and efficient. As a non-profit (for Olympic shooting sports) we can't afford the fancy high end software. SC doesn't cost much, and it does what we need it to do.
Tim Conrad <>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 12:35:51 (EDT)

I have been using Second Copy 2000 for few years. It is very stable and reliable. It does exactly what it is supposed to do. Kudos to Centered Systems for not unnecessarily upgrading the software year after year and make customers pay more. Bloated applications are the bane of the software industry. I want to reward a company that avoids such temptation. My vote goes to Second Copy 2000.
William Livingston <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 02:02:27 (EDT)

My favorite sofware since I have discovered it on a Shareware CD. Unfortunatly it was at Dec_2001. I am willing to see the releases more frecuently.
Jose Teijeiro <>
Villagarcia, Galicia Spain - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:10:23 (EDT)

No developpment (since 2000) - no vote!
H.U. Steiner <>
- Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 03:27:52 (EDT)

Someone on a mailing list told me about Second Copy, I downloaded it to evaluate, and registered soon after - it's brilliant! It even uses the standard ZIP file format, so you can open your backups using any compatible utility (unlike some other backup tools that use their own format - then you need their software to restore anything again).
Richard Watt <>
UK - Friday, May 09, 2003 at 04:34:29 (EDT)

Second Copy 2000 has saved me several times as an independent software developer when I've made mistakes and needed to revert to what I had before. After one of my clients had corrupt files due to hard drive failure several months ago I told him about SecondCopy 2000 and he bought it an hour later and now takes backups daily! Great program!
Arnor Baldvinsson <>
San Antonio, TX U.S.A. - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 23:59:11 (EDT)

One of my favarite software! I have a small home network with 3 PCs and a laptop. Using secondcopy, those PCs are basically back up each other and what a peace of mind it brings! I also use "sychronize" mode to sync the "My Documents" folders of my laptop and one of my PCs, and I can work on any of them without worrying which is the newest vesion!
Mark <>
GA USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 16:45:36 (EST)

Have searched high and low for a reliable backup program that will NOT compress my data into an unusable format - I've lost data before due to HD crashes, etc. I am a photographer/artist with thousands of images to protect and Second Copy is the ultimate answer for me. It backs up my two internal HDs to my two USB external HDs at night while I sleep, using the synchronization option so that the backup is always the same as the original. I no longer worry about my internal drives crashing. I have tried about a dozen programs and Second Copy is the ONLY one that does exactly what I need it to do. And these people are marvels at support - I had one glitch which was my own fault as it turned out, but my email to their tech support was answered immediately with the solution. Further, Second Copy doesn't employ a bunch of useless bells and whistles just for the sake of adding arcane "features" to pad the code and add to the price. Use it and sleep well for a change.
Konrad Poth <>
LaGrange, KY United States - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 12:45:05 (EST)

I've used Second Copy 97 for quite a while now for backing up to hard disk and CD-ROM. It has been simple to get to grips with and, until recently, I've had no problems. When I found that not all files were being copied to CD-ROM and I couldn't resolve the matter I tried emailing Customer Services. In truth I expected either no reply or to be referred to reams of FAQ's, which seems to be the norm with software companies. What a pleasant surprise to get a courteous reply only 2 days later, with several suggestions to try. I only needed the first one to solve it. Excellent service and a great product. Many Thanks.
Tony Collins <>
UK - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 17:54:29 (EST)

What has happened to Back up software - there used to be loads of it around and now it seems to have disappeared off the shelves. I've been looking for something automated and reliable for quite a while and have found it with 2nd Copy - it works well is unobtrusive and has that 'feel secure' factor which is what its all about. Why isn't this bundled with every CD/DVD Writer drive?
Gordon Lamont <>
UK - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 11:38:13 (EST)

I checked several backup programs (I was asked for an article by an Italian magazine), and in my opinion Second Copy is absolutely the best solution for a serious backup task without spending a fortune. It's easy to use but also extremely customizable for whichever need, it is cheap and together really effective.
Guido Russo <>
Torino, Italy - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 05:43:39 (EST)

It is so simple and reliable. Worth Every Penny!
Erik <>
SCOTTSDALE, AZ USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 16:11:02 (EST)

Two thumbs up. Love your program. Stable and does the job it is intended to do. Had a question regarding migrating program to Windows XP. One e-mail (let me say that again, one e-mail) to customer service. Immediate reponse. Issue fixed. Again, two thumbs up.
Cameron Dean <>
VA USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 12:06:54 (EST)

This is a must have item. I use Second Copy to keep an up to the minute current copy of my desktop data files on a notebook. My desktop hard disk recently had a physical failure which caused it to be a complete loss, however the disruption was kept to a minimum because I was able to keep working using my notebook and then eventually copied of the data files back to the desktop and onto a new hard drive. Hard disk crashes will happen and you must be prepared.
John Stifter <>
San Clemente, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 11:56:58 (EST)

Thank you so much! This fixed the problem right away. I really appreciate how quickly you responded and how you figured out how to solve the problem. You guys are great!
Palo Alto, CA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 22:26:46 (EST)

Great software! Bravo! I am ready to buy it but a bit concerned if the software still supported (no new info on the site since 2001!?)?
Jean <>
- Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 13:18:07 (EST)

Centered Systems response: Second Copy 2000 is still supported.  Our development team is currently working on the next major release of Second Copy.
- Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 15:12:05 (EST)


Second Copy 2000 is the best backup software I have seen so far. I highly recommend it. The quality of the product is surpassed only by the quality of the technical support. Keep up the good work...
Issam Najm <>
CA USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 11:58:39 (EST)

I downloaded SecCopy today and am VERY impressed. Very nicely done. Intuitive. No exceptions or fatal errors. How refreshing! I received a response to a support email the NEXT DAY (Friday after Thanksgiving). Support is extremely helpful. I have registered and paid. I'm altering my backup strategy because of this product. Thanks!
Bob Bailey <>
Silver Spring, md usa - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 12:07:31 (EST)

Great software, ideal for a company who have clasified information in computers that to make a bakcup constantly without pushing buttons.
Carlos Mena
Chile - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 09:18:54 (EST)

Fantastic personal backup software. Does exactly what it says, no hassles, hands-free. Simplest, yet most flexible personal backup software I've used. Told all my associates and relatives.
RLK <>
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 01:51:23 (EST)

Excellent program. Easy to use. Does the job while my eyes are closed. Love it.
Bill Campbell <>
FL - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 21:25:14 (EST)

After a great deal of searching, I found, what has to be, the best backup software available. I have now used this software for several years and find that it will do everthing I need. If I need help, the folks at Centered respond quickly and with, get this, the correct procedure....
Allen M. Schultheiss <>
Beavercreek, OH USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 17:33:07 (EST)

This performs very well, however, it can't backup files in use which makes automatic backups of entire drives very hard to do since you have to be logged into XP for the program to work. I love having multiple profiles backing up my data every few hours to every week.
Daniel <>
Greenville, SC US - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 10:34:48 (EST)

This is by far the best Backup Program I have Used I have tested 50+. It is Easy to use, robust, and comes with many advanced features. It has the ability to run multiple profiles at once. A feature lacking in most other programs.
Denis St. Pierre <>
- Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 15:16:25 (EST)

Hey, thanks for saving my data! I had a disk malfunction, and would most surely have lost data had I not been using your excellent product.
Gauteng, South Africa - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 05:07:35 (EST)

What a fabulous product. Up and running v. quickly, and does everything I want. Thanks
Prof David Mathew <>
UK - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 11:36:43 (EST)

This is a great old freind that I have been using for years and is unreplaceable. Thanks.
Wayne Sinclair <>
Huntsville, ON Canada - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 13:30:46 (EST)

I've wrote a right-click drop handler which is very useful. It allows to drag-and-drop files between two computers/locations and it automaticly add a new profile to Second Copy 2000.
Shmayek <>
Poland - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 09:32:11 (EDT)

10/14/2002 - I don't know if you are just bored today or your tech support is always this good . We like to support our collegues in the industry who share our interest - simple software for the people in "technology overload" so we will spread the word about your Second Copy product and provide a link on our "Cool Links" web page at Well done. Tom A. David President
TomDavid <>
Pensacola Beach, FL USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 18:31:20 (EDT)

This is what I have been looking for! I update several web sites monthly and it is very important to backup the last version of the site. I have been backing up manually - which has been the pits!! I have struck gold with this software!! So very easy to use, great profiles for my seperate websites - it just doesn't get any better than this!!
Katherine <>
SC USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 11:28:08 (EDT)

Once again Centered Systems came to my rescue, answered my email request for help, on a weekend, with a tip that led me to find the solution to a problem I was having backing up to my CD-RW, after I installed the Service Pack to WinXP. This is the 2nd time I've asked for assistance. Both times the problem was not with Second Copy, but with Roxio's DirectCD utility which runs when I use Second Copy 2000 to backup to a CD-RW. The Second Copy program is excellent, super easy to configure, and runs seamlessly and without intervention every day to do my data backups. I'm a very satisfied customer!
Glenys Cameron <>
Canada - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 02:31:47 (EDT)

This is the best program ever! I use it constantly to keep a backup of my site: ... If it wasn't for this program, then I don't know what I would do!
Ryan <>
- Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 19:05:09 (EDT)

If you're reading this guestbook trying to figure out why you should give Second Copy 2k a try, man, I wanna tell you this; if you're serious about backup or otherwise, making your data available throughout your network, this little wonder will amaze you how fast, reliable and lean a file copy solution can be. It's blazing (I said BLAZING) fast and don't mess with your Windows system during install. ... because I HATE installations that mess with my systems! This application gives me piece of mind the way I've always wanted. May God bless you people at Centered Systems.
Fernando G. Schwartz <>
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 19:21:13 (EDT)

I have been searching for a simple, fully automatic backup system that I can use. I found it with SecondCopy. This product is absolutely wonderful. I know have total assurance that my IP is tucked away safely just in case something happens to hardware or software that would put my work at risk. I HIGHLY recommend this product! It is exceptioanlly user-friendly---even a novice like myself can make it work with ease! Thanks so much.
Dave Dowling <>
Westchester, IL USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 11:41:31 (EDT)

I can't believe I spent $59 on a competitor product which was the same as the Windows backup program. I found your program on and figured I'd give it a whilr. You convinced me to register in less than one day! What an outstanding program! Many thanks for your effort and acumen.
Alan Newman <>
Wantagh, NY - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 14:34:05 (EDT)

I love using Second Copy 2000 on my home computer (with Windows XP and a CD-RW drive). It makes backing up so fast and easy -- unlike many other programs that I have used in the past. I was so pleased with the program that I ordered a copy for my computer at work and recommended it to my friends.
Walter Henn <>
CA USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 21:19:26 (EDT)

Second Copy is an outstanding program. After running flawlessly for several months, I experienced problems. SC's tech support responded promptly with helpful suggestions and all is well again.
Stuart Makagon <>
- Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 12:49:50 (EDT)

Second Copy is one of the best programs I have ever used.
Sten Bengtson <>
Färjestaden, Kalmar Sweden - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 14:42:56 (EDT)

I have switched from Windows to a Mac (after 8 years on PC's, starting with MS-DOS). So far, Second Copy is the only program I miss on my Mac. Now that Mac's OS is based on Unix - how about a version for the rest of the computer world? You guys are the best!
Diana Kolchier <>
CA USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 01:40:27 (EDT)

I've been using Second Copy for a long time now, and would highly recommend it to anyone. Matt Fausey President & CEO Chilkat Software, Inc.
Matt Fausey <>
Wheaton, IL USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 16:17:00 (EDT)

Anyone that values their data should buy this program. It well lives up to its award of being the "Best Overall Utility for 2001" (& 2000). It's the best overall utility I've ever seen. The program is simple, and works perfectly (yes, it works with XP too). There doesn't appear to be anything else out there quite like it. I've always used batch files for doing backups (Xcopy with the /d date switch) , but I tried this utility, and it sure looks good. It runs in the background, automatically updating backups at whatever intervals you specify, which seems a lot more reliable than having to remember to manually run the batch file (or whatever backup scheme you're using). Also, it's worth noting that if you use Xcopy to back up a locked file, it will fail, AND, when this happens, Xcopy actually deletes the existing backup. Not good. When Second Copy tries backing up my locked Outlook PST, I get a notification: "Second Copy 2000 - File in use". Unlike Xcopy, Second Copy does not then proceed to delete the existing backup. Much better than a batch file.
Darryl GIttins <>
Victoria, BC Ca - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 15:31:44 (EDT)

During my 20 years as an active computer user, both professional and hobbyist, I have never experienced a more helpful support group. You guys are fantastic. Even before purchasing Second Copy, your support group helped guide me through a solution. It the product is half a great as the service, its a winner.
SJ Smith <>
VA USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 10:43:46 (EDT)

Hi there :-) Since some days, I use Second Copy 2000 Build -- it's time for some comments. First of all: Second Copy is a really great tool. It does its job in an efficient, unobtrusive way. That’s a lot in those times of marketing ad polluted kernel space ;-) It didn't lie -- it said "Simple Copy" and does just that. No "enhanced", proprietary, unreadable, "special" backup format, which couldn't be verified with ones one test suite. Just a plain, straight copy. I could even use plain Unix-diff to suit my paranoia ;-) It does real network backup, i.e. my target is a linux box with the samba-CIFS-implementation. FreeBSD and AIX also work. When I did use NFS -- and a Windows-NFS-client, of course --, Second Copy didn't bother. It just works, if there is a UNC. Again, plain, boring standard behaviour. Remark: "Standard" refers to real standards like ISO or ANSI, not that "Everyone use it"-blather. I like boredom in computing. No upset customer, no whining managers -- spell that "Dilbert" --, no loss of data, confidence, money and time. Wow. Great stuff. That's the way, a tool should work. A lot of worth, I've got for a low fee. Of course, I've purchase a license ;-) Second Copy made it on my -- pretty small -- list of "useful tools". I recommend it for every backup needs in small to medium homogenous -- i.e. Windows -- environments. Thank you and keep that good work up ;-) cya :-) Martin "vi" Lange
Martin "vi" Lange <>
- Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 21:37:13 (EDT)

Congratulations to Second Copy being the Windows Users Group pick of the week June 10 2002. Well Deserved!
Norm <>
TN USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 20:46:47 (EDT)

Lovely program! Please add to the wishlist the ability to change properties to multiple profiles (for example to include or exclude certain files) otherwise perfect! -Ian.
Ian Valkieth <>
Watford, Herts UK - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 10:27:32 (EDT)

Very nice. Our IT department graciously gives us 50Mb (Wahoo!) to back up our laptops. Second Copy is great in combination with a 40Gb USB drive. It was really simple to get the basic backups going and I've added a few of the more exotic incantations making me a BACKUP KING !
Mark Rosneck <>
CO USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 11:13:30 (EDT)

My company was looking for a good backup system that was quick and reliable. Tape backups were slow and hard to manage. Then we found Second Copy 2000! We now back up 7 servers every night automatically. This is the best product on the market for any backup system.
Mind Tremors Corporation <>
Fargo, ND USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 10:52:25 (EDT)

I had so much stuff to back up that I was was getting scared that I would loose it all. I started looking on the Internet for backup software and found SecondCopy. I downloaded it and was immediately able to make it backup my files the way I wanted, even set the number of backups. It worked smoothly across the network picking the files I requested and putting them where I wanted, the way I wanted. It was so easy, I purchased one those USB boxes that lets you install a hard drive. I stuck in a 40GB drive and now all my photos, email, web sites, databases, financial data is backed up on the network and copied to the USB drive. Now, when I fly to China, I grab the USB drive and can plug it into my laptop. I'm not a compupter person and I've tried many backup solution, some of them expensive. I always came away frustrated or worse off than before. SecondCopy works, it's easy, it's affordable.
Ellen Chen <>
- Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 12:55:14 (EDT)

This thing is just what the doctor ordered !! A simple backup program thats does it all. I used DataKeeper before this and it wouldnt "see" EXE files nor would it delete files from the backup that I "intentionally" deleted from the main hard drive. Second Copy does BOTH (if you choose to). I am sold and am sharing the existance of this new program with everyone I know who owns a computer !! Paul
Paul Alford <>
Summerville, SC USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 15:20:12 (EDT)

Hi I work with my heart at rest thanks to Second Copy ( more than a year using it now ). I do not undesrtand why PC World did not mentioned your product in their march 26 2002 edition Cover Story: Trouble Free Computing.
Rene F. Gastelumendi <>
Lima, Peru - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 09:22:28 (EST)

Hi, I live second Copy. Works like a charm but just one thing. I backup to zip disks and they can be protected with a password. I have to use windows explorer to unprotect the disk then use second copy. It would be great if second copy could automatically supply the password to unlock the zip disk when initiating the backup.Other than that - great program
Mark <>
- Friday, April 05, 2002 at 20:47:25 (EST)

Thank you for timely and accurate answers to a folder permissions issue/question we were having. It is rare these days to receive support of this good quality from a software company. David Marcus Senion Vice President, Projects GMT Corp Norcross, GA
David Marcus
- Friday, March 29, 2002 at 11:05:24 (EST)

I first discovered this about 18 Months ago when I lived in England. I begged the accounts dept for 2 wweeks to write a check in USDollars to pay the register fee. We had 25 Laptop users who didn't know how to backup or sync their DATA to the network once they returned to the office. This SECOND COPY 2000 does just the Job, or my job at that time. So simple, easy to use, works and it's a great price for any small business and best of all it saved me hours of user problems with lost/delete and not backed up Laptop DATA. Thanks Guys.. Keep up the Good Work. Maybe you could make a WEB site file Uploader too, unless you already do
Duncan Cunningham <>
Bountiful, UT US - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 00:30:37 (EST)

Just wanted to let you and your customers know: it works!! I have been using Second Copy for the past seven months, copying data from my main hard drive to a second drive. Both crashed last week, but I was able to use a data recovery service (at much lest cost than they wanted for my main drive) to get my five years of data back. Thank you for a product that is essential and that works! Fred
Fred Ramer <>
Orange, CA United States - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 21:53:00 (EST)

Great program and worth the money. Makes backing up to CD-RW's easy as can be, much like backing up to Zip disks with Iomegas backup program
Patrick Dunn <>
Tully, NY USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 14:47:12 (EST)

A very stable program, the best I've used since the early days of Norton backup, which was good before they ruined then dropped it.
Gray Hodge <>
Somerset, TAS Australia - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 17:43:38 (EST)

I have used Secound Copy 2000 for a year now and it is the best and easiest software for backups that I have used. I use it to backup up several desktops and servers throughout the College. I only check the log once a week to make sure it is still working, and it always is! Thanks for the simple, robust, and great piece of software. I love it!
William Reeve <>
UT - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 18:55:50 (EST)

My compliments on the perfect backup (copy) program. Works great for scheduled backups to a second hard drive!
Steve Leedy <>
Jackson, OH 45640 - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 13:08:06 (EST)

Wir setzen das Tool ein um unsere ganze Datenstruktur zu sichern. Der Virus I LOVE YOU hat uns 16'500 JPG Dateien gelöscht. Wir waren 1 Stunde später wieder up to date. Thank's Second Copy.
Urs Gerber <>
Winterthur, ZH Switzerland - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 21:45:18 (EST)

Buenas Tardes, me gustaria saber si es que este programa existe tambien en español y en portugues.
Daniel Serrano <>
Lima, Lima Perú - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 12:42:23 (EST)

Good and convenient utility. Auto-backup is important to everybody but easy to forget. I will recommend it to other freinds and seminars' attendee. For more info about IT Security, please visit
Danny <>
Hong Kong - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 20:33:22 (EST)

The best Windows backup program I've EVER seen! Now if you'd make one for Mac OS X I'd really be sold, it is Unix based... Mike
Mike Cowan <>
Redondo Beach, ca usa - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 13:39:02 (EST)

I read with interest the write-up in the February 2002 Smart Computing magazine. I am looking forward to trying out a Windows XP version when available.
John Wright <>
Oakville, ON Canada - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 20:19:38 (EST)

This has to be the best back up utility available. It's easy to install, incredibly easy to configure, and offers a great number of options from which to choose. I bought it after only a couple of days of use and now, after a month of daily use, I am completely satisfied. I use it to maintain a current copy of My Documents on a second hard drive and it has never let me down. The beauty of working in the background so as not to interfere with what else is going on, coupled with the choices that are offered for backups and formats, make this my number one program. I only wish I'd heard of it earlier so I wouldn't have experienced a four-month loss of critical files.
Max <>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 20:56:09 (EST)

I've used Second copy for personal backups for over a year and always thought to be a wonderful bargain. Now that I'm evaluating for adoption by a client, I'm discovering several wonderful new (for me) features: - It can be run as a service on our Windows 2000 server (and therefore schedule it for overnight backups while no one is logged on!) - It preserves the access controls of the original files - There's an alternative naming convention for the past versions of files that is perfect for our project needs. (See "Hidden Options" in the Help file.) Forgive me if this sounds like a paid commercial announcement. The fact is that I'm just a satisfied user giving praise where praise is due.
Rudy <>
- Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 13:07:32 (EST)

Used your demo version for a few days (copying data from one drive to another), when my computer system crashed. Needed to replace the motherboard, CPU and memory. Unfortunately, the service techie, erased my C drive. I needed to restore all application and operating system software (this was no small feat!). Thanks to your software, I had most of my data backed up (several years worth of financial data), and recovering the data from the second disk drive was the easiest part.
Mike Malesevich <>
Mississauga, Ont Canada - Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 12:58:00 (EST)

Second Copy 2000 is a great utility. I use it to keep my notebook and my desktop synchronized. The support team is great at responding to problems, even on the weekend.
Thomas V. Schill <>
Huntington, WV United States - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 13:04:53 (EST)


I love this product!!! It has saved me from myself many times.
Rita <>
Maitland, FL USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:46:39 (EST)

The only backup program you will ever need and capable of anything you could ever want. Second Copy is easier to use and superior to anything I have ever tried. Customer support is excellent, prompt and accurate.
Norm Shelton <>
- Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 22:39:57 (EST)

I tried for ages to get some software to do what I wanted. Once I was aware of Second Copyy 2000, it only took me a short while to realise it was right for me.
- Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 18:14:22 (EST)

Nice utility.
Sam Deakins <>
Charlotte, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 13:38:22 (EST)

Fantastic software. Have been using 2nd copy 97 version, and now am upgrading to 2000. I use it to mirror our server to a little used big drive machine in our print dept. All pc's have mapping to " The 2nd Server". If the main server has a drive crash, power supply problem, etc. The pc's can start using the 2nd server like NOW. I can confidently leave the office knowing that even if we have a " fatal disk error" on the server, my business will continue to run without me there to fix things. Mr fix-it can now go on holidays. Thanks big time.
Patrick Kramer <>
Surrey, BC Canada - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 00:09:13 (EST)

Uper site
M.J.J. Habets <>
Maastricht, The Netherlands - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 16:31:03 (EST)

I have been searching for a Backup Program for 6 months that can be used to backup my Laptop to my Desktop. What I looked for is a Program that is 1. User friendly 2. Easy to understand 3. Works flawlessly across a Wireless LAN. 4. Has excellent "Help" instructions. 5. Is versatile in easily programming different Backup scenarios. 2nd Copy 2000 meets all these criteria and then some. Thanks for ending my 6 month search!
Bob Charness <>
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 19:44:35 (EST)

I often move files between work and home, and it's been a big chore to keep track of which files have changed where, and move them back and forth to their different places on each PC. Second Copy has enormously simplified the job. I've done a detailed comparison of features and ease-of-use with other file sync apps, and Second Copy wins hands down. Congratulations, nice work.
Andrew Schulman <schulman d andrew a epa d gov>
- Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 10:07:01 (EST)

Excellent program ! So simple to install and use. Set it up and forget about backups, in the safe knoledge that all your important files are being backed up in the background. This is the answer to my backup prayers. Even the advanced features are easy to understand and use. I only wish I had found Secound Copy before I wasted a lot more money on programs that don't work and need me to actively run them. Great programming ! Keep up the good work.
Dave Greene <>
Cambridge, UK - Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 04:33:41 (EST)

Really the best in all respects. Takes all the effort out of the job. How about getting it in MAC format as well?
David Gray <>
Wimborne, dt uk - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 10:19:04 (EDT)

The greatest Backup program ever! It is flexible, reliable and easy to use. Still it can be tweaked to the very last bit to perform the most advanced backups. We have tried practically all the other programs on the market and this is by far the most complete. Simply the best.
Lamberto Bersaglieri <>
- Monday, October 15, 2001 at 07:01:36 (EDT)

it is just what I was looking for since months // congratulations
Wolfgang Komenda <>
Seevetal, Germany - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 05:55:15 (EDT)

As a computer consultant I am very seriously thinking of making this a recommendation to my customers for small to medium business users.
Stuart Greene <>
Roanoke, VA United States - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 21:51:09 (EDT)

Second Copy is a great program keep up the great work
scott wwest <>
Gainesville, fL U.S.A. - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 06:46:42 (EDT)

Second Copy is a great program keep up the great work
scott wwest <>
Gainesville, fL U.S.A. - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 06:45:21 (EDT)

Easy & Neat Solution.
K.Pairod <>
- Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 00:03:18 (EDT)

saw review in PC PRO (November 2000 page 295/6)and it is just what I am looking for. quick and easy !!
Geoff Jones <>
UK - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 15:28:12 (EDT)

Simple, efficient, secure and much more (at a low price). We're in luck: Second Copy 2000 really exist. It's not a dream, and do their job. Finally, I found the best solution. No more lose files !
Simeão Dias Gomes <>
Pelotas, RS Brasil - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 07:24:08 (EDT)

SCopy lets me laze. I don't care about backups every day in Windows net.
"" Chris <>
Wolomin, - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 06:27:05 (EDT)

Second Copy has allowed us to move our documentation over to the production server automatically at night. Before discovering Second Copy, my small team took turns getting up in the middle of the night (or 4 AM) to move the documentation over -- that's after a full day at work. Second Copy has saved a lot of wear and tear on my team!
D Ruud-Byarlay <>
NM USA - Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 13:07:21 (EDT)

thanks for the brilliant software (sc 2000). best i've seen!
John O. Arnold <>
- Monday, July 16, 2001 at 14:18:09 (EDT)

Best program since I started with a PC. Ihave tried many backup programs, but this is really it. My great compliments.
Ben Boverhuis <>
The Netherlands - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 04:23:15 (EDT)

exactly what I wanted. Those that did not include Norton Ghost, McAfee Safe & Sound. I hope you stay in business and keep updgrading with each new Windows Release. I have had two hard-drive failures and each time I bought a new CPU with a later Windows release. Each time, my backups were then incompatible and made restoration much more difficult. First time was a HP-Colorado tape drive for Windows 95 that would not work with Windows 98. Second time, was the backup utility in Windows 98 that was abandoned by Microsoft and is no longer supported by the original company. Now I'm trying a small vendor. Keep up the good work. You clearly understand what users need and want.
Sara Buscher <>
Madison, WI USA - Monday, July 02, 2001 at 08:42:23 (EDT)

I've searched and searched and searched for *the* backup utility. I didn't want to have my archives in some proprietary format but in the defacto standard ZIP. You'd be surprised how many lack this! I wanted something that would backup directories, but not certain stuff in those directories. Something that archived huge trees (My Documents is nearly 600M, zipped!) without bringing my system to a crawl. I wanted something that could do those basic things... and then I found Second Copy 2000. It does this and MORE! It is so stinkin' easy to use, anyone could set up a backup in seconds! I did one backup and smiled when it was done and immediately registered. This puppy is waaaay worth it! And while other companies suck in support, these guys rule! Look no further, folks, this IS your back up program forever!
Sven LL Rafferty <>
Manteca, CA USA - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 01:44:21 (EDT)

Back again . . . I'm running Second Copy 2000 on my backup server (w2k2000as), and using a utility called Arcana Scheduler (which runs as a service)to fire up Second Copy. The Arcana Scheduler over-rides the scheduler built into Second Copy and will hit the ground running as soon as my machine boots up! Basically, Second Copy will run this way totally unattended. Since I had the Arcana Scheduler already running on that machine for other apps, this was an inexpensive (free) alternative to purchasing the w2k Resource Kit. Also, I've gotta hand it to your support staff, I've contacted those guys on a couple of occasions with questions and POW! They were right there with the answers! Great product and great support!
Nick Verootis <>
Spanish Fort, AL USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 20:27:19 (EDT)

great application. nice interface. the best feature is bypassing "in-use" files. bravo.
parham <>
ca usa - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 15:33:52 (EDT)

Simplicité. Efficacité. Vous réglez SecondCopy une seule fois (3 min). Et vous l'oubliez. La Sécurité à portée de main.
Olivier Lesire <>
Paris, France - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 04:48:23 (EDT)

Dear Problem Solver Your are a bloody marvel. Thank you ever so much for such a prompt, accurate and helpful direction. It has solved my problems. Yer Aussie Mate Arthur Burke
Arthur Burke <>
Australia - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 21:20:01 (EDT)

Simple to setup and use and does the job quickly and with the minimum of maintainance. Ideal for networks big and small.
Mike Porter <>
UK - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 08:17:09 (EDT)

The simplest and the BEST! Why make backup difficult when it can be made easy! Keep up the good work!!!
Norway - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 16:28:10 (EDT)

Absolutely fantastic! This is the best backup utility I have ever used - certainly superior to any of the various MS backup programs I've used over the past ten years. Technical support is also outstanding.
Haydn Hilling <>
- Monday, April 30, 2001 at 21:46:06 (EDT)

I have a small 5 user NT Network and had been searching for a network backup solution for about a year. Second Copy 2000 fixed this in a hurry. I have 2 60 GB drives that are mounted in cassettes. Each week I swap cassettes and carry one home. Second copy does the rest, it backs up all of my workstations on a schedule during the week at night time hours. What a deal for $30, I just bought the 5 user license.
Darrell Lindsey <>
Marietta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 16:31:59 (EDT)

After a year of use, I've learned that Second Copy does the job superbly and reliably, ties up next to nothing by way of system resources, and has great support. Could you guys maybe do a takeover of Microsoft?
Richard Rosenberg <>
- Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 11:13:07 (EDT)

I love this program! I recently had a major catastrophe with my laptop computer - a cabin attendant on a cruise spilled water on my computer and fried it. My second copy backup at home saved me from a major disaster. I love the fact that I can automate the backup process and don't have to rely on my memory. Thanks for a great product!
Brenda VanderMeulen <>
Holland, MI USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 21:27:14 (EDT)

I've been looking for you for a long time. I'm so glad I found you -- you are the PERFECT solution to my backup problems. We have very large media to back up and have a computer dedicated to that purpose - your software is the answer! I'm so happy after 24 hours of a trial download, I bought it!
Elaine Pickens <>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 12:01:16 (EST)

I have tried several backup solutions, but second copy NEVER fails to complete the task. Recently tried Data Keeper, because it came free with another product. Resource hog, caused crashes etc. Second Copy - probably the best little program in the world....
Tim Chapman <>
Saxmundham, Suffolk UK - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 07:16:25 (EST)

Ironic: a great program with little need for support but has very good and prompt support.
Leslie Caldwell
Ga US - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 17:36:22 (EST)

Fantastic! - This is *exactly* the utility I've been looking for. I need to keep up-to-date copies of files (normally stored in various locations over our network) duplicated on my laptop in one directory for Comms/IT/Network troubleshooting for when I have no access to the main network. Great program.
Alex Findlow <>
UK - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 13:57:49 (EST)

Good product, great e-mail support.
Keith Caselman <>
Springdale, AR USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 11:06:36 (EST)

A wonderful product that I recommend to all my clients. Keep up the good work.
David Anderson <>
UK - Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 13:35:11 (EST)

First class support, first class program! I use SecondCopy every day to backup my important data without intervention to my CD-RW. The program is easy to use and works flawlessly. And the technical support is second to none.
Glenys Cameron <>
Mission, BC Canada - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 13:48:40 (EST)

Hi Guys, The only backup software I want on my new computer is yours.
Patrick Lodise <>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 19:41:49 (EST)

I can't say enough about this product. It is easy to use, completely automatic, and absolutely reliable. I gave it a low mark on documentation ONLY because I prefer to have a hard copy of a user's manual and the program help assumes a certain level of knowledge about backup utilities which new users may not have. However, I have never experienced such prompt and detailed responses from customer support as I have gotten from No "Auto Reply" and their people actually READ the body of your e-mail, not just reply to the subject line with boilerplate text as it seems most other software company's "support" do. For that alone, I would happily pay twice the very reasonable registration fee!
R. M. McKinney
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 14:54:17 (EST)

Outstanding product that gives everything it promises and even more. Having a small problem after converting from Windows 98 to Windows ME, I received help within minutes and a complete follow-up until everything is working as fine as ever before with their latest release of software. This is the first time that I say this about a software and its support : SUPER. And all that for a programme that can be sold for such a low price.
Jean Bauweraerts <>
Belgium - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 05:24:03 (EST)

Second Copy 2000 is what all software should be. Simple to use and reliable. It is focused at the one specific task only and does that task very well. A refreshing change from all that software that just has features for features sake and tries to do everything, but nothing properly. It was a good day when I discovered Second Copy 2000 and bought a licence. I'll never look back, goodbye bloated and cumbersome-to-use backup programs. I have something much better now!
Andre Ceuls
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 00:51:11 (EST)

An absolutely fabulous program - easy to use, intuitive, yet sophisticated enough to perform many advanced tasks. An incredible value for the price, I would purchase Secondcopy over many other programs that cost 5 and 6 times as much. Lastly, let me just say that the folks at centered systems are EXTREMELY helpful - our company was trying out their product and the support staff provided us with prompt, accurate solutions for our problems - all before we'd even decided to pay for the product! Needless to say, we're purchasing a copy for our office and I'm recommending this software to anyone and everyone. Thanks again, Centered Systems!
Shawn Busse
Ashland, OR USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 13:12:39 (EST)

I have been in the computer business for 20 years and this is the second time that I have sent a response expressing extreme satisfaction with a product. I was using the synchronization that comes with Windows 98 to synchronize 2.5G of data. I had to separate out the *.mdb files, reboot before running, reboot after running, do lots of manual recovery and then it took about 20 minutes for each synchronization session. Second Copy 2000 handles everything - including my PaperPort search index and the *.mdb files. It saved 1G of space by allowing me to synchronize the years worth of data only. And it does the synchronization in 90 seconds. Its magic! And I am not using but maybe 20% of the program. Its amazingly easy to use - I learned how to use it in about 5 minutes. Good job!
George Vickers <>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 18:51:58 (EST)


There is no better backup program in existence. We use it with a 1GB Jaz drive and use MS Task Scheduler to load it at 5 pm everyday (rather than have it run in the background all day). My staff has been thankful for the Archive function, particularly where we accidentially save over one of our templates. Don't bother wasting your time trying the other backup programs, this is the only one you'll need to try.
Steve Nipper <>
Boise, ID 83701 - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 18:33:54 (EST)

Great piece of software. Just bought it today. Just wish you guys had an academic version for us students.
- Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 13:49:00 (EST)

This software is fantastic, extremely easy to use. What about versions in another language like portuguse ?
Este software é realmente fantástico, extremamente fácil de usar, intuitivo, com design simples mas agradável. Que tal versões em outras línguas como o Português?

Wagner Marques <>
- Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 09:32:44 (EST)

This software is fantastic, extremely easy to use. What about versions in another language like portuguse ?
Este software é realmente fantástico, extremamente fácil de usar, intuitivo, com design simples mas agradável. Que tal versoões em outras línguar como o Português?

Wagmer Marques <>
- Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 09:30:41 (EST)

There is NO comparable program.
Forfar, Angus Scotland - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 10:58:27 (EST)

It's very nice thing I got. Congrats,
Mandar Soman
chiplun, Maharashtra India - Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 02:22:02 (EST)

This software Kicks ASS!!! I searched high and low and never found anything even close to the features in this program. Extremely easy to use. Set it up to duplicate a drive in Windows 2000 Advanced Server. No errors just duplicated my drives. Price is way too low.
Kevin Currie
Saskatoon, Canada - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 00:16:55 (EST)

Well, what can I say? I spent a few hours downloading all sorts of synchronisation software and evaluated all versions against my requirements. Second Copy 2000 was the 4th out of the 11 products I was evaluating and I made my mind up there and then that this would fit 90% of my needs. So I deleted all the others in favour of SC2000. All I need to do now is convince Centered Systems to add the others 10% of features I am looking for and this will then be the ultimate synchronisation product. Wish list on the way……
Terry <>
Cambridge, UK - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 13:21:11 (EST)

Fantastic. I had tried many backup solutions before, looking for one that would suit my needs. SecondCopy met them. SecondCopy is simply the best. It beats all backup programs by far!
Jim T
UK - Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 15:31:24 (EST)

I have been a programmer for 20 years and am very choosy about which software/shareware I use. Second Copy 2000 is an extraordinary example of a well-designed and stable software program that solves a very important problem: backing up data. I appreciate its flexibility, clean design, and easy of use. Fantastic job, and I will continue to highly recommend this software to others.
Rex B <>
FL USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 14:00:45 (EDT)

This program was a god-send. It saved my butt more than once already! It's among the best shareware investments the company has made.
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 17:11:49 (EDT)

This program is going to save me a lot of time. I've already discovered a couple of dozen files that I thought were backed up but weren't.
Paul White
Bristol, U.K. - Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 18:40:51 (EDT)

As a software developer I am very critial about applications (particularly shareware). The success of this utility comes from the excellent implementation of the concept. It has obviously been given much thought and the result is an application that is VERY user-friendly, easy to use and does the job - well! Well done guys. PS: Even the web site looks very professional ;o)
Durban, South Africa - Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 04:42:35 (EDT)

Nothing more to add. If only all software was like this. Are you listening Norton?
Bradford, W. Yorks., UK - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 14:31:43 (EDT)

I just wanted to say, "Thanks!" This software has helped me immensely at home, and now I just purchased several licenses to be used at my office. This is so easy. You don't even have to think about backing up important data. SecondCopy 2000 does it. The data is always there if I need it. Thanks again for doing a great job on this software and making it very affordable. David
David Stephens <>
Bloomington, IN USA - Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 12:00:12 (EDT)

Sehr schönes Programm, gibt es SecondCopy auch in deutsch ?
"" Kueppers <>
Koeln, NRW Germany - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 10:23:41 (EDT)

I am so happy today, I have for weeks sought to find a piece of software to run the task of synchronizing files on my tiny little home LAN. It might seem like an easy quest, but it took me weeks to find THE ONLY solution Second Copy 2000. Scavenging around in shareware I soon realized that nothing fulfilled the three basics, it had to work on a LAN, be automated, and work (!). You guys are wizards, this is not only an extraordinary user-friendly and efficient utility, it set the standard for its kind of utility. I will recommend Second Copy 2000 to everybody crossing my path. Thank you for an innovative tool. I can not praise it enough. And at a very reasonable price too!. And your website is very neat too.
- Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 17:51:39 (EDT)

Too strong!! Easy to use, quiet and powerfull. This is THE backup software!!
Ihsahn <>
France - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 08:12:10 (EDT)

Just to let you know. I downloaded your programme last night, and was so impressed I paid for it today. I have tried and used Backup 2001, Retrospect backup and PKbackup and your programme is streets ahead of them all as far as ease of use etc, and it runs well on Ezicdcreator 4.02 which the others don't. Thank you for a great product
Geoff Pearce <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 16:24:45 (EDT)

Centered Systems, Second Copy 2000 is everything that MS-Backup _should_ have been and's just fantastic -- intuitive, powerful, and flexible (and well worth the registration fee). Now I can sleep well at night knowing my data are backed up _every_ day without my intervention. Thanks!
Craig Froehle <>
- Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 10:38:38 (EDT)

This software is perfect for my needs! I have a music server with about 20 GB of music for the Radio station, and your software allows me to keep a HOT standby, always updated (daily) with the latest music and commercials for the radio station. While I also keep a tape backup, in our business, time is of the essence, and I'm able to keep my backup on a hard drive, which in an emergency could be used directly on the air. I was especially grateful that I could download and use a non-crippled version for several days to assure myself your product would fulfill my needs! What I need is a mirror image, not archive copies, and this software does it! I especially appreciate the fact the the software will delete files from the backup when they are deleted in the original. This keeps my backup from getting bigger than the original. (The tape supplies my archive backup!) Again, great product and I was happy to license it - its a real value! Don Coleman Chief Engineer WXLC/WKRS Radio
Don Coleman <>
Waukegan,, Il - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 18:41:31 (EDT)

Gentlemen! Thank you so much for an excellent product (Second Copy 2000). I've had, for years, trouble getting my Backup function perfect. There's always a compatibility problem between software and hardware, installation or operational problems ad infinitum! I'm very happy to pay the cost (a rarity for me) and am thrilled with technical support - I got answers on weekends in a few hours! Thanks again for your competence and dedication!
Ray Day <>
CA - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 19:09:58 (EDT)

As you have heard over and over, congratulations on a terrific product. However, I am here to congratulate you on your outstanding technical support which is the best I have ever seen. Recently I sent you an e-mail (on a Friday night) suggesting some new features for the next release of Second Copy. Amazingly enough, within an hour or so, I received a response from an actual person, and it was extremely thorough and competent and pointed out to me how to accomplish what I wanted to do with Second Copy 2000. Now I wish I had accepted the half-price upgrade offer which expired a few months ago and will have to pay the full price of $29.95 which is still an amazingly low price for such a terrific product. Keep up the great product and the amazing technical support!!! Thanks, Ron
Ron Beall <>
Walnut Creek, CA USA - Sunday, August 06, 2000 at 17:35:49 (EDT)

This is a WONDERFUL program. My computer decided to wipe out an entire large folder of graphics and scripts today, but because of Second Copy and my external hard drive I was saved and lost nothing. Thank you so much. Lady TX
Lady TX <>
USA - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 10:07:02 (EDT)

As a small business that provides data management to Fortune 500 companies it's important that I have archived records that I can retrieve. I started out by using tapes but the tape drive didn't work well in W98 so I considered CDs. After figuring out that this would be a manual process swapping the disks out I decided on a multiple hard drive set-up with continual back-up along with daily, weekly, and monthly backups as well. I can't remember where I found your product but I decided to try it, it was exactly what I was looking for.

Last Friday night I was installing a copy of W2K on a partition of my main drive set up to accept an operating system. I had done this many times before but never w2k and this version had an altered install routine. I pushed the install button and watched all three partitions on my main drive disappear and reformat before my eyes, everything was gone. To say I was panicked was an understatement, three years of data gone.

After I regrouped I pulled an all-nighter to reinstall all of the programs then it was time to restore the data. Within one hour I had all data restored and the only thing I lost was 3 days of e-mail and that is because I missed backing it up on a continual and daily basis.

To say that your product saved my hide is an understatement, I can't tell enough people about your great product. Please keep up the great development!

John J. Reeve <>
IL US - Wednesday, August 02, 2000 at 22:54:50 (EDT)

Congratulations on bagging the "2000 People's Choice Award for Best Overall Utility".
A P Pethe <>
Mumbai, India - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 05:40:23 (EDT)

I can't imagine how anyone can survive without Second Copy. The software has saved me time and time again. I love knowing that there is a program that protects me from myself! Hooray for Second Copy!!
Dia Michels <>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 13:40:11 (EDT)

Wenn es das Programm Second Copy 2000 auf Deutsch geben würde, hätte ich das Upgrade bestimmt gekauft. So werde ich mich mir ein anderes Programm, mit ähnlichen Funktionen suchen!
Joerg Thalhamer <>
Graz, Austria - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 13:19:04 (EDT)

Excellent product referred by Jeff Levy (KFI 640)
Nicole Jones <>
Agoura Hills, CA USA - Sunday, April 09, 2000 at 14:14:40 (EDT)

BOGOTA, 1 BOGOTA - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 18:08:42 (EDT)

I have recently bought an Iomega ZipCD drive and have started to use it for archival and backup purposes. It would seem to me to be an ideal extension of the power of Second Copy if it could support RW CD drives. Cheers, Fred Szabo
Fred Szabo <>
- Friday, March 24, 2000 at 19:40:28 (EST)

[Response from tech support:   Second Copy does support CD-RW drives if they are configured properly]

Thank you for your program, sir. Saved my bacon when my HD crashed.
Ray M. Maruschak
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 10:46:56 (EST)

WOW ! This is a REALLY nice program. I'm sure you've heard that a lot, but I went through many of the programs available for file/folder synchronization and even though there were many freeware programs available, I still purchased yours because it was simply so incredibly powerful. Kudos, and let me know if you create any other programs !
William M. Rawls <>
Seaside, CA USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 05:46:40 (EST)

I've been using Second Copy for the past 2 years and I think I'll keep using it until I can no longer use a computer. It really is a time -saving utility.
Michelle Reynoso
POS, Trinidad & Tobago - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 14:43:30 (EST)

Busqué por mucho tiempo un software que me permita de manera facil y exacta respaldar mis archivos importantes, ahora se que Second Copy 2000 es lo que necesito. Felicidades por desarrollar un producto como este.
Boris Vélez <>
Argentina - Thursday, February 03, 2000 at 18:00:09 (EST)

I was looking since a long time for a good, simple to use, but complete software of Backup...I found it. I am looking forward for yours next software. Bravo !!!
Daniel SARETE <>
La Guerche/Aubois, FRANCE - Monday, January 24, 2000 at 16:00:49 (EST)

Suddenly, right after having sent a routine msg to a correspondent, my Eudora Pro 3 program couldn't write an S (for sent) into the OUT mbx because that mbx "wasn't there"! Each & every single msg in the OUT mbx of my Eudora Pro 3 had simply disappeared, gone, wiped out, 100% clean. I will never know how or why; maybe it just hates me! Ah, what joy it was to simply copy those two .toc and .txt files from that H.Disk D back into H.Disk C, what bliss! You saved the day, SecondCopy; even though this is but private & somewhat insignificant stuff, it is still a major royal pain in the u-no-what to have one entire OUT Mbx disappear. Thanks to you, it did NOT disappear! Cheers ... /J.
John <>
Lompoc, CA USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 18:31:48 (EST)

I can only say one thing.............BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ronald Verhoog <>
Zoetermeer, Holland - Friday, January 14, 2000 at 14:55:50 (EST)


First of all...i HATE BACKUP SOFTWARE!! I "used" to say "I hate ALL backup software. I've even created my batch files to make backups since ALL OTHER backup software is (IMHO) so bad! I've been a registered user for sometime now And I love and RELY on Second Copy! Thanks for making it!!!
Peter Crockett <>
Massillon, Oh US - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 19:24:32 (EST)

The product is great. I have been looking for a backup solution for a while and finally found one that does what I need it to do. I did have a minor error in copying files due to the way I was using the program and Centered Systems persevered to resolve the problem. I would not expect that level of support from many much larger companies - its nice to see the effort put in for the individual customer.
Dave Graupner <>
- Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 12:21:12 (EST)

This is the best back-up program I have found. It has saved my information after many crashes. Thank you for such a life saver!
Marcia <>
- Friday, December 17, 1999 at 20:57:58 (EST)

Remains a reliable, easy to use solution that is as versatile as needed. Works great for customers who only want local installations for records management software we are a dealer for. Since these are database-based applications, backups are a must. With Second Copy, customers who might not have bothered with backup only need to swap disks once a day. Very good stuff. And I also used it at my office.
Tom Trotter <>
Charlotte, NC - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 11:01:26 (EST)

Great piece of Software. Excellent by simplicity. One tip for future release: Add an autodiscover option for LAN-connection. That way I don't receive error-messages because the LAN-connection is not available because I am not logged in.  Succes with the programm!
Johan Barelds <>
Rijswijk, ZH Netherlands - Monday, December 06, 1999 at 08:00:11 (EST)

Second Copy 97 and Unix: Yes you've bailed us out. We're running 3 Unix servers along with 27 Win95/98 PC on our network and have been looking for a backup system for the PC's for a long time. There just wasn't a good pier to pier software package till we picked up an Intel InBusiness Storage Station and received your included five user software bonus. Wow, your software was a welcome bonus and we are currently applying for a larger license to include other stations on the network. We are even copying Unix Directories to the storage system with your software incase our daily DAT tapes fail.
Howard Berman <>
JFK Int'l Airport, NY USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 14:48:59 (EDT)

Congrats. on having your fantastic program included as a standard with Intel's New InBusiness Storage Station. Just proves how good it is if Intel use it themselves and include it with their superb systems. Keep up the good work.
John H. Eschenburg <>
Durban, KZN South Africa - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 03:38:52 (EDT)

This is my second entry in your Guest Book. "Second Copy" has saved my bacon on a couple of occasions now. The last was when I upgraded from MS Office 97 to MS Office 2000. The upgrade process went fine - so I thought!-but my accumulated e-mail lists plus Address Book entries got corrupted, and were not recoverable in the new "Local Settings" or the old "Applications" folders. However - I had regular backups saved to a CD-RW drive, which I copied across, thereby breathing individuality back to a rather empty e-mail application! It has paid for itself very quickly! Moral: If you are upgrading - don't download the latest e-mails from your ISP until you know things are safe!
Michael Shields <>
Cape Town, South Africa - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 19:19:31 (EDT)

What a great product. I'm rarely moved to comment, but this is exactly what I've been seeking. Has proven to be absolutely reliable, doesn't disrupt other processes, and the price is right. Kudos!
- Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 13:10:05 (EDT)

I have used this program for over a year now. It is without a doubt the best piece of software I have seen. I use it at the office to backup Autocad drawings that are worked on daily and let me tell you, what a life saver it has been. I also backup to a tape drive, but this program is my "Second Copy" backup and a lot faster to restore. It does it all!!! Keep up the great work, and continued success to you.
James C. Schumacher <>
Royal Oak, MI USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 21:57:48 (EDT)

Hi, I've used Second Copy for about a year, (I think).It's a program that I don't really have much interation with, (and that's what I want - I've got enough super-sophisticated stuff on my computer to keep me occupied forever trying to fathom out how it all works).But since I installed Second Copy it's saved my bum 3 times. Once when my 'uncrashable' computer died because of a power failure and the other 2 times when I did a mass update of our business database with incorrect information.In each case I was back in business within minutes - because Second Copy had simply done what it was supposed to do - backing up files at the periods I set.It's great to find a product that does this, simply and without fuss and with 100% reliability.Cheers
Denis Baulsom <>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 01:57:09 (EDT)

'Computer Shopper' was right! Yours is one hell of a nifty affair! Thanks and keep up the Good Work! Cheers... /Hj.
Hansjörg <>
- Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 23:37:40 (EDT)

You all really have a unique product. As other users have said it was one of the easiest products to installand use. We will be implementing it with our product as we deal with archiving. This is the perfect solutionfor our users to make a copy on a optical jukebox. Thanks,Mitzi Anderson
Mitzi Anderson <>
Austin, TX USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 17:58:40 (EDT)

I run a small 5 person business that delivers 20 million bar code labels monthly, all deliveries are same day service. My file server simply cannot go down, mirror raid systems are too expensive for us, Second Copy is what I have been looking for for 2 years. I will be calling today to register, thank you for this excellent program.
Patrick Kramer
Surrrey, BC Canada - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 15:01:21 (EDT)

Just saved my life...Thank you. I picked up a trojan of some sort that did the best job you have evr seen on my hard disk. The only way out was to run FDisk and re-format. Thanks to Second copy and my flip hard disk, I was back up and running in just one afternoon. I can't imagine how much time this has saved. Neil
Neil Lasher <>
London, England - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 09:25:21 (EDT)

I heard about this product on " Call For Help" on ZD TV. I just bought a Aiwa Bolt Tape Drive and did not like the software that came with it. After hearing Leo talk about your software I downloaded it... It WORKS GREAT! Thanks for a fine product...
Scott Starns <>
Rocky Mount, Mo US - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 15:58:59 (EDT)

An efficient program! It adheres to the principle of "KISS" (Keep it simple stupid!) I have recently registered it, and now have a safely backed up PC system. I have two seperate hard drives, so I securely backed up critical data in my all important "C" partition (including OS and system files etc.)to desginated back up folders in the "E" partition. (Same physical drive), and also configured slightly longer term mirror backups in the "G" partition. (Different physical drive). So: If "C" needs to be formatted - I still have backed up data on "E". If that hard drive completely fails - I have backed up data on the other one. All major cab/set up files (Win98,IE5,Outlook98), are backed up on both physical drives. I look forward to future version enhancements...
Michael Shields <>
Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 15:59:08 (EDT)

Well done it's simple and works as advertised. Good Luck
Brian Gitt <>
Warwick, ny usa - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 22:19:48 (EST)

Thank you. Nice site. I came from show.
James K Landers<>
Louisville, KY - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 15:57:57 (EST)

Awesomely, Amazingly Great Product. One suggestion, add FTP support.
J. Scott Johnson <>
Nahant, MA USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 20:10:55 (EST)

Wow, this is finally it. I spent an entire day drudging through several other software apps that were supposed to do this. I must say that the simple interface is so refreshing and easy to use. This program simply does what it says. I'm using on a server to backup log-on scripts to our backup-server and it simply works, what else is there to say. If our normal log-on server hickups or goes off line our network pickups on the other server. Yippie no more manual file copies to make sure the scripts are the same. It's completely automatic. The only problem I have is the name. You should call it "A Second Copy 97", that way nobody else will have waist their time trying out all the other "backup/mirror" programs. It'll be at the top of the list!
Jason <>
Wichita, KS 67226 - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 16:51:15 (EST)

I sure feel safe with my daily backup being do now. I generate dbases for Oil Referneries in the Southern side of the USA. I run the SC during lunch time and I close down for the day. Regards Lamar Stewart
Lamar Stewart <>
Greenweel Springs, La USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 06:06:56 (EST)


I have been using SC97 for a while with an LS-120 disk and so far I'm very pleased with the effects. The best thing SC offers is to delete obsolete files from destination, ie. I do not have to worry about files that are not in use anymore and that would just occupy the space. Very helpful program. All my files backed up in 3-5 minutes, all fit on one disk.
Michal Borsuk
Poznan, Poland - Monday, December 21, 1998 at 04:50:55 (EST)

I have to put my two cents in. As a database developer I generally have files all over the place in various stages of completion. I keep a Zip disk in a drive all the time now and let Second Copy take care of backing up all my development files. I don't have to worry about it, don't think about it, I just know it's being done. This is a great product for everyone who damn well knows they have to backup but don't quite always get around to it... in other words, for everyone. Great job.
David Lundgren <>
Poughkeepsie, NY - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 00:48:54 (EST)

If you want a simple, efficient and effective backup tool Second Copy is it - buy it NOW! I have searched for and tried more backup software than I care to remember - shame I didn't find Second Copy sooner!
Ambrose Merrell
Cambridge, England - Monday, November 02, 1998 at 13:05:14 (EST)

I got second copy a year ago to synchronize my laptop and desktop. It proved an extremely valuable tool in that task so I've got it doing all my backups now too - in a fraction of the time it used to take.
Paul Wolstenholme <>
Lower Hutt, New Zealand - Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 22:13:21 (EDT)

Since I use Second Copy 97 I have no more nightmares about lost data. This is a really easy to use tool. I recommend it to everybody looking for a professional backup tool!
Uwe Timm <Uwe.Timm@de.endress.comm>
- Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 10:58:13 (EDT)

Very wonderful software !!
Catania, IT Italy - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 13:19:31 (EDT)

Segurança e tranqüilidade se chama Second Copy. É um aplicativo maravilhoso que deixa o usuário absolutamente despreocupado quanto à segurança de seus arquivos.
Norberto Wolfgang Wilm <>
Sao Leopoldo, RS Brazil - Monday, August 17, 1998 at 21:29:41 (EDT)

The best backup-program ever, easy to use. You will not loose any data again.
holland - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 15:31:25 (EDT)

It works like a charm. I have been waiting for something like this for ages. It makes backing up a breeze. Great stuff!!
Alan Vince <>
Blaxland, NSW Australia - Saturday, August 01, 1998 at 21:06:48 (EDT)

We run a business on the web and needed to keep critical files backed up on our network PCs. After searching and trying many applications we settled on Second Copy 97. We looked no more! The interface is the easiest to use. The available options are exactly the kinds of choices we needed. What impressed me is your constant efforts to improve an already great product. Keeping a history of your improvements on line tells us you are serious about your software. Aloha from Hawaii and Thank you for a *GREAT* product.
Billy Gomban Jr. <>
Waipahu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 12:58:19 (EDT)

Second Copy is worth every penny it is an excellent program that everyone should have! I needed a solution to back-up a permanently "switched-on" workstation overnight whilst away and it backs straight up to Zip disk! I don't often register shareware as I tend to find the majority of it gets resigned to the recycle bin within days, but SC97 was registered in 48 hours!Thanks!
Andy Hair <>
Leeds, UK - Tuesday, July 07, 1998 at 18:41:52 (EDT)

A very good product!!!
Jess craig <>
Laguna Hills, Ca US - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 20:06:10 (EDT)

I think there is not necessary any comment about your program. It is simply wonderful.You are the best and the fastest in service and support.Thanks to Joe Hennessy and the whole team of Centered for his help.
Ing. Miguel Angel Iván Peniche Pérez <>
M´rerida , Yucatán México - Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 23:42:20 (EDT)

Second Copy is as close to perfect as I've seen utility software get. The combination of functionality and utility is awesome!Congratulations and thanks.
Mike Lippman
Milpitas, CA - Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 11:25:47 (EDT)

As a registered user, your programme has saved my butt about 6 times in the past 6 mos.Previously, I would reinstall Win95. Now in a couple of minutes, I am up and running again.
BC Canada - Monday, May 25, 1998 at 14:47:13 (EDT)

Most of our users save their data on the network, but we have always had a problem getting laptop users data securely backed up. They are out of the office frequently, and their machines are usually unavailable at night, when the scheduled tape backup runs. This ruled out using a backup "agent" on the laptops. We finally found a solution- Second Copy 97. My users no longer have to use the briefcase utility to get their data up to the network, in fact they don't have to do anything, or answer any questions! This is just the way they want it. No error messages pop up when they are disconnected from the network, it simply quietly writes a message into the log stating that the destination was not available. I schedule it to copy when they startup each day (so when they are on the network, their data is backed up immediately), and also to run the copy every 2 hours. This flexibility is great, thanks for such a great solution, we bought a 25 user license.
Tony Velasco <>
- Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at 17:02:52 (EDT)

Great program, just the one that I need, simple to use and effective.
Freddy Durinx <>
Antwerpen, Belgium - Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 13:16:55 (EDT)

I cannot possibly express how impressed I am with Second Copy. It is fabulous!It meets a need that NO other software has ever addressed (and I own LOTS of utilities). It is so well done that it is absolutely my favorite utility -- it makes me feel good all the time just knowing its there, it makes me feel good when I interact with it because it is so incredibly well designed and solid, and best of all it makes me feel ecstatic when it saves my bacon by resuscitating an earlier copy of a lost file (like it did a few minutes ago).I wish you all the very best success with Second Copy.Most sincerely,-- Scott
Scott G. Luther, Chromex Automation <>
Walnut, CA USA - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 20:58:47 (EDT)

It is very rare to come across such an excellent program. Hats off to the designers. THANKS A LOT! for making my life easier. I tried it once and immediately ordered it.
Effan Ibne Riaz <>
Lahore, Pakistan - Tuesday, March 17, 1998 at 22:12:50 (EST)

SuperCool Tool! Can't think of other add-ons to it. Perhaps if it could run as a NT service .....??
Fernandez, MK <>
Kuala Lumpur, W. Malaysia - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 03:04:56 (EST)

[Yes. You can configure Second Copy 97 to run as an NT service....Tech support]

Program very good!!! And very useful.
Serge Y. Zhukov <>
N. Novgorod, Russia - Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 11:45:42 (EST)

Love the product just what I needed to update files on our group Network. I will be testing it out this week and will register soon. The only improvement would be the ability to add Dial Up Networking for remote PC users.
Steve Harvey <>
Bristol, UK - Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 09:40:19 (EST)

This is exactly the program I was looking for. I tried the software for an hour then registered it via CompuServe. Have collected my e-mail this evening thank very much great program. Please notify me of updates.
John Cooper <>
England - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 18:36:12 (EST)

Really slick, and the price is right. Now we just need it to run as a service in NT so it can do its job unattended. Just Wonderful!
Frank Whitney
Montreal, QC Canada - Monday, February 16, 1998 at 17:00:51 (EST)

I've used the unregistered version for three days, and I'm giving you my credit card info soon's I finish this note. Great idea and very nicely produced! I hope you get a whopping good price for it when "Big Bill" comes knockin'.
Ken Schuster <>
Tarzana, CA US - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 20:04:10 (EST)

Your product is great. What a tool !!!!!! It resolved a big problem for my configuration !
John Volpe
- Thursday, February 05, 1998 at 08:01:25 (EST)

Great looking site, I'm just about to try your software. The only suggestion I would make would be list the devices your backup software supports. I use a Colorado T1000 tape drive, anything would be better than Colorado's backup.
Peter Tosi <>
Cairns, Qld Australia - Sunday, January 25, 1998 at 11:27:56 (EST)

There is absolutely nothing else to add!
Jon Moran <>
Ivybridge, Plymouth, Devon UK - Sunday, January 25, 1998 at 06:08:39 (EST)

I just registered my copy because this is a great program. Now I don't have to constantly remember to back up my data. Excellent job!
Rita Krueger
FL USA - Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 11:57:18 (EST)

Simply the Best! :-)))Thank you!
Alex Lenin <>
Ekaterinburg, Russia - Monday, January 12, 1998 at 14:02:31 (EST)

Registered this a.m. and had the reg key before evening. Thankful for the nice e-mail and for the programme, which I have been using some 2 months. This is the first shareware I have regd - from Germany it is not always so easy.I have only good experience with the software, and it saves me lots of manual work. That was 5.1 - now I hope the new is even more useful.
Gwynne S Newton <G_S_Newton@compuserve>
Wuppertal, Germany - Friday, January 09, 1998 at 16:23:14 (EST)

This is really a great solution to the problem that I had of backing up daily changed data. I have informed many of my friends about this and they too are planning on getting a registered copy for their own use. This is the best $30 that I have spent in a long time. Thanks.
Rex A. Hebert <>
Houston, Tx USA - Thursday, January 08, 1998 at 22:11:09 (EST)

Just the program I needed. It would be a cherry topper if Second Copy 97 has the option to preserve file permissions at the destination end. Thanks for a great program. I'll no doubt register it.
Duc Hotan <>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, January 05, 1998 at 18:18:39 (EST)


The more I use it, the better I like it.As a tool for NT replication (if you want more than one directory tree replicated - or copied - to, or from, other servers) it works a treat. Centered are working on a version that works as an NT service - so that it works even when no one is logged on to the server - to be released soon(?), but in the meantime , you can use SRVANY.EXE from the NT Resource Kit to install it as a service (if you want to know how, please feel free to drop me a line).
Richard Charrington <>
Newport, MON UK - Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 07:21:15 (EST)

This is a product I that have been looking for, for a long time. It is a truly excellent product. I recommend it to all my customers. Another extension to it might be automatic mirroring of directories in another location ??
Peter Darton
Australia - Thursday, December 04, 1997 at 23:49:57 (EST)

A quality tool is one that pleases me every time I use it (Donn Combelic). I have used Second Copy for a single day and I am absolutely sure that I will register this excellent piece of software.
Erwin Gabler <>
Vienna, A - Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 02:17:10 (EST)

Thank you, it's clean, simple and best of all - it works as advertised. Used it for more than 30 days to wring it out and it has worked flawlessly. Time to register it, which I just did.Tried a number of other utilities, some very good, others lacking in critical areas, but yours was right on for my needs.
Robert Sosenko <>
Cicero, NY US - Thursday, November 27, 1997 at 11:21:17 (EST)

Second copy is a real great tool to backup your data. It's easy to use and exactly what I'm looking for.Thanks to the programmer.
Bernd Fuhrmann <>
Germany - Friday, November 21, 1997 at 15:04:06 (EST)

This is the best product of it's kind that I have used.My only suggestion for improvement would be to perform automatic back-ups on changes as well as timed back-ups.
Robert Payne <>
Richmond, VA - Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 00:52:54 (EST)

As someone who develops applications for customers, I have found this product indispensible. There is nothing worse than "improving" a product only to find later that you really wish you hadn't "fixed" it and your last backup does not contain the piece you want back. The multiple archive feature is excellent. Second Copy eliminates any concern for "Oh I should back this up first".
Jeff Mayer <>
Ballwin, MO USA - Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 08:04:15 (EST)

Hi, one of the best product for this problems. I enjoy it for having this "insurance" for my dates. A GREAT PROGRAMM. Greetings from Germany. Jörg
Jörg Hasselberg <>
PROGRAMKarlsruhe, Germany - Monday, November 10, 1997 at 17:54:16 (EST)

ANTHONY, FL USA - Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 14:21:32 (EST)

Hi, I tested more than 10 Shareware-Backup-Programms but THIS one is the onliest which made backups as I wished to make.
Ewald Goitowski <;>
Essen/Ruhr, NRW Germany - Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 06:49:45 (EDT)

I have been trying out the trial version for several days and I really like it a lot. This is the easiest backup software ever.
Russ Parrish < >
Falls Church, VA USA - Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 20:54:32 (EDT)

Hey! Great piece of software! I got this of the Wugnet site and loved it right away. Will definitely be registering.
Bradley Sellick <>
Calgary, AB Canada - Monday, September 01, 1997 at 23:28:39 (EDT)

Just wanted to drop aline to say I finally found what I needed, and so I just registered Second Copy 97. Your simple, yet elegant solution absolutely blows away Briefcase for what I need,and has helped me tremendously in making sure all my important company data is backed up to several destinations, without having to think about it. Thanks!Great job!
Mark Freedman <>
White Plains, NY USA - Monday, September 01, 1997 at 20:18:44 (EDT)

I am a very happy registered user. Please add the ability to update weekly.
Bob Fritts <>
- Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 00:14:37 (EDT)

Dear Sirs, we're an German VAR and we are interested in selling your product second Copy in Germany. Please would you be so kind and provide me with further information. Best Regards NorbertWicklein LaserConnect GmbH Friesstrasse 5 D-60388Frankfurt Phone +49(0)69 94 19 86-0 Fax +49(0)69 94 1986-50 eMail
Norbert Wicklein <>
Frankfurt, Germany - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 08:52:28 (EDT)

This product is being trialed across our network as a better alternative toarchiving and using MS Backup. So far it is workingwonderfully with the majority of the staff copyingautomatically from their local drives to the server,where we backup to tape.
Gregory J Pointing <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, August 03, 1997 at 22:30:54 (EDT)

Einfach super - keinDatenverlust bei einem Crash und nicht teuer. Klasse!!!!
Jürgen Groth <>
Kassel, Germany - Tuesday, July 29, 1997 at 01:38:33 (EDT)

Einfach super - keinDatenverlust bei einem Crash und nicht teuer. Klasse!!!!
Jürgen Groth <>
Kassel, Germany - Tuesday, July 29, 1997 at 01:38:23 (EDT)

Like many others in this guest book, I downloaded a 30 day trial, tried it for an hour or two and have already ordered a copy.
Graham Hillier <>
SYDNEY, NSW AUSTRALIA - Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 09:42:40 (EDT)

Just received my registration key. Looks like a good program. Just wondered if there is a way to only copy new or modified files in a folder, something like the old DOS 'Xcopy /m'command.
Tim Jones <>
Grande Prairie, AB Canada - Wednesday, July 23, 1997 at 22:33:54 (EDT)

Very good product. I use this program for regular backups.
Enzo Ciaccia <>
IT Italy - Monday, July 14, 1997 at 06:06:39 (EDT)

Very good product. I am writing my diploma and i use this program for regular backups.
Falk Wolf <>
Berlin, - Sunday, June 08, 1997 at 15:40:56 (EDT)

Why Pay hundreds of dollars? Use Second Copy! THE backup software!
Martin Schaible <>
Zollikon, Switzerlabd - Monday, May 19, 1997 at 17:00:13 (MDT)

Downloaded it and doing a backup now. So far so good.
Mike Phelps <>
Cayuga, IN USA - Thursday, May 08, 1997 at 17:53:02 (MDT)

Dies ist ein feines Programm.Jetzt kann ich endlich Backups so machen, wie ich es haben will.Danke schön.
Ekkehard Steinfatt <>
D-33803 Steinhagen, Germany - Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at 15:15:47 (MDT)

I am totally hooked on Second Copy.
Leo Laporte <>
San Francisco, CA - Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at 09:01:21 (MDT)

I downloaded Second Copy 97 today and liked it so much that I ordered immediately. Did not need 30 days.
Nick Sethofer <>
San Jose, CA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 18:17:16 (MDT)

Good programming and - most importantly - no nags still pay off: I have just paid the single user reg fee. Keep it up!
Anonymous <>
- Wednesday, April 09, 1997 at 08:14:52 (MDT)

Found this program at page. I was getting ready to create a DOS batch file to copy individual crucial directorys to a second networked computer I use as a backup drive. This program does exactly what I was looking for. Works great!!
Dave Wilcox <>
Independence, Mo USA

I've been a user of this little beastie for a few years now. I've also flogged it to a client or three down here in the Antipodes. For the small peer to peer network mob, it's ideal to use to back up the "server" data to a workstation...if the "server" expires, they use the data mirror image on the workstation and are back running in no time.For the bigger bays, it's just the trick for keeping a mirror image of critical data (payroll comes to mind) on the user's workstation ... network goes down but the punters still get their cash. Highly recommended ... as our Pommie mate from the UK says,it will save your bacon.
Bob Bellini <>
Sydney, Australia - Tuesday, March 18, 1997 at 22:08:45 (EST)

Like Second Copy very much. Will call in for my registration later today. I have a tape drive configured as a drive E: and Second Copy will Zip up a directory, like Winzip does by compressing the files, and copy it to the E: drive in no time at all. Great software. Keep up the good work.....Dale
Dale Crossland <>
Uniontown, PA USA - Thursday, March 13, 1997 at 04:37:44 (EST)

I am absolutely thrilled with "Second Copy"!! As an experienced computer user, I wanted a program that was both powerful AND simple...a difficult combination for any program, but "Second Copy" gets 5 stars on both accounts! I'm also greatly indebted to Vishwas and his Centered Systems staff for their tireless help in working out a bug in my system. Great product - great staff!!
Chris Zaugg <>
Laguna Hills, CA - Friday, February 21, 1997 at 13:38:21 (EST)

Second Copy has saved my bacon many times now, and I wouldn't be without it.Vishwas and his team at Centered Systems have a real Winner! Try it and see.
Tony Fitzpatrick <>
London, England - Tuesday, February 04, 1997 at 21:18:42 (EST)

This is great, even a newcomer to the computer world like me, was able to download and utilize this program. Thanks for the new toy.
virginia davis <>
va - Monday, February 03, 1997 at 20:00:37 (EST)

Backups have saved me more than once from the wicked games computers sometimes play with us. Your "Second Copy" is the most elegant and effective product to take care of periodic backups I've come across in years. Installation and setup were a breeze. Your sober but extremely well thought out visual design are refreshingly effective. Great shareware!
Jean-Claude Wippler <>
Netherlands - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 14:23:42 (EST)

Using Second Copy to automatically copy completed web pages to a test server. One Development consists of 60 subdirectories - copy is accomplished with ONE second copy profile. GREAT PACKAGE
Reed Simpson <>
Harrison, ID US - Saturday, February 01, 1997 at 13:53:14 (EST)

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