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FBackup 5.1.609

Backup your most important files & preferences using this free tool

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 20 October 2014
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Downloads To Date: 2809
Developer: Softland
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FBackup 5.1.609
Use this free tool to keep your most important files backed up

Backing up your most important files seems to be far easier on a Mac. The supplied backup program enables you to choose certain applications to backup, choose a destination, schedule the backup and then this procedure is carried out routinely, without intervention.

On a PC, it seems far more cumbersome, probably because there are so many different Windows applications, it’s not just as easy as wanting to backup your Windows Mail and then leaving it to backup in the background.

FBackup is a simple free backup tool that attempts to make backup easy on the Windows platform. You simply select the type of files and applications you want to backup, your destination and then let it proceed. For example, you can quickly select ‘My Documents’, ‘My Pictures’ and ‘My Email’. If you then suffer from a system crash in the future, you simply select the same components and restore. Of course, you don’t have to wait for a system crash. If you move computers, restoring data to the new computer is an ideal way of moving files between the two machines.

You can create a compressed backup (ie. files within a ZIP), schedule a backup, choose to backup to multiple locations and much more.

The only thing you can do is backup to a remote server. This is a shame as many of us have spare online server space as part of our homepage or broadband account. It would have been good to backup online and then quickly select this content when we need to restore in the future.

FBackup v5 is a major upgrade. New features include:

- Completely redesigned interface (ribbon style)
- Quick access toolbar
- Navigation pane
- Windows Explorer contextual pop-up menu
- Show job details in card/list mode (with filters and groups)
- Password storage management
- Notification messages
- Allow processes to use up to 4GB of memory
- Access FBackup according to system privileges
- Suspend application, cancel current and all jobs as actions in right-click tasks
- Run missed schedules
- Redesigned Plugin Manager (with automatic plugin load and customization)
- Windows 8.1 full compatibility
- Display progress for the current backup job

Verdict:

Keeps your essential files backed up, but only supports local backup destinations

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