This may not be appropriate for the Acronis True Image Product Line. I'm trying to make a decision as to how to back up the files on my pc. I think that Acronis makes a copy of the operating system and can also back up files, etc. But I've read that the "better program" for backing up data, files, ect. is Genie BackUp Manager, but that Genie does not backup the os. I have an external hard drive (Seagate Free Agent Pro). Is it possible for me to backup files, email, etc. to the external hard drive using Acronis or Genie? Is one preferred over the other? Given that I have an external hard drive, is Acronis or Genie needed? Please forgive me for being naïve. Thank you for your suggestions.