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shobha
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January 20, 2021 - 1:11 am
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I have just come across this piece.
How desirable / practical is this?

Should You Deep Freeze Your Hard Drive?

There’s a software tool that claims to make your PC or Mac computer indestructible. It does this by 'freezing' your hard drive, so your computer's software and settings can be returned to a pristine state every time you start it up.

https://askbobrankin.com/should_you_deep_freeze_your_hard_drive.html?awt_a=6HSL&awt_l=7_HSR&awt_m=JqZC3A0yBOP6SL

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Richard Pedersen
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January 20, 2021 - 1:25 am
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I trust Bob Rankin but this time I think it's probably bad advice. I am suspicious of any software that claims it can basically solve all your troubles... like snake oil.

I would have to look very closely at this one before I can offer any firm advice.

If you decide to try this one out, I strongly recommend that you make backups. A lot of them...

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Jim Hillier
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I agree with Richard. This sounds very similar to sandboxing or virtual environment software which has been around for a long time. Deep Freeze is quite expensive and even if it works perfectly I can't see the cost being justified. There are very similar free alternatives:

http://w.toolwiz.com/lead/toolwiz_time_freeze/
https://horizondatasys.com/reboot-restore-rx-freeware/
http://www.shadowdefender.com/index.html

Looks like Shadow Defender (as per the third link) is no longer freeware but included anyway to show that this is definitely not a new concept.

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January 20, 2021 - 7:31 am
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Sounds like some kind of an encrypted virtual environment, I would be cautious, considering the cost.

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January 22, 2021 - 11:47 pm
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Thanks. I dont try new things easily and depend on this forum to guide. Thanks again.

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