The best Windows backup software

Dec 2, 2022 | Retrospect

The best programs for keeping your data and Windows safely backed up.

Retrospect Solo – Best for added ransomware protection


  • Easy to use (once learned)
  • Copious feature set
  • Good performance
  • New anti-ransomware backup protection


  • Somewhat steep learning curve

The latest version (18.5) of this stalwart Windows backup program is every bit as feature-packed as we’d expect. It even adds an interesting pre-backup file scanning to root out anomalies before overwriting your previous backup—a nod to the emergence of ransomware as a concern. It’s got a bit of a learning curve, but once familiar, Retrospect Solo delivers the goods.