Please bring back Norton Go-Back. I found it much more reliable than System Restore.
I agree! I loved Norton GoBack, was using it when it was published by Roxio and after Norton brought it into their product line. It saved me and my family members many many times, and even though it's been a few years since it went away with O/S upgrades, I still miss it and feel like I'm flying without a net. The Windows System Restore is not that reliable. I miss the ability to roll-back my entire Windows environment (system files as well as user files). I would buy it in a heartbeat!
I've encountered only one problem with Go-Back, that being that my Dell has a hidden restore partition that has a ghost image of the system to restore it to the way it was shipped from the manufacturer. When I would install Go-back it would modify the MBR which would render the key command to enter the restore paritiion to restore the system. However, I did manage to find a fix for it on the internet. All I had to do was install Go-back and then run the fix and my system was good to go.
GoBack has often been a real lifesaver for me. I have NSW 2006 particularly for the GoBack feature, and have just paid for a renewal. However, my GoBack has apparently stopped setting any Safe Points at all. I get an error message stating that it has stopped logging safe points due to large file traffic.
Can anyone help me get this fixed?
Completely agree! Still running GoBack 4.2 on my XP pc and wouldn't want to be without it. GoBack is much easier to use than Ghost for system rollback, for cases like: "when I uninstalled that app, somehow something critical was messed up, oops!" It seems to me that Ghost isn't really designed for that. When I upgraded my laptop to Win7, I experimented with Ghost on a friend's Win7 system before taking the plunge. To do what I wanted (rollback safety-net), I'd have to set Ghost to run backup every few minutes!
So Symantec, PLEASE let us go back to GoBack!!!!!
In my opinion not continuing GOBACK after XP was one of the biggest mistakes Norton made. This piece of the System Works Package was the one reason that I didn't upgrade from XP until just a few months ago (when I was able to upgrade to WIN 8 for $40).
GOBACK allowed me to;
- Try various installations of many software packages without fear of destroying my system.
- Could try multiple software solutions of trial programs and then GOBACK and reinstall the winner while not having to worry about the rejected products affecting my system.
- Instrumental in allowing me to easily recover back versions of files.
- Additionally I could see the affect of running programs actually seeing what files they modified, deleted, created giving me a good indication of what was eating up my disk bandwidth.
- Another worthwhile feature was that after you did perform a GOBACK you were presented with a list of files that were modified after the restore, and you could get any individual files.
Over the years I must have restored my system to an earlier time over 100 times. Anytime I installed a package and didn't like what I saw I would almost automatically go back. Under Windows 8 the one time I attempted to utilize a system restore I got an error message in the middle of the restore stating that system couldn't complete the restore and was backing out any changes.
The only drawback I saw was that the reserved GOBACK disk area was not expanded to match the growth of hard drive size.
I have tried Horizen's Rollback RX and found that to be inferior to GOBACK and because of their many (and long) compression requirements I removed it from my system.