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Genie Timeline Free 2015 v6.0.1.100

Protect your most valuable files with this exceptionally easy-to-use backup tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Free, for personal-use only
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, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 18 February 2015
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Downloads To Date: 3280
Developer: Genie9
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Genie Timeline Free 2015
Protect your most valuable files with this exceptionally easy-to-use backup tool

Genie Timeline Free 2015 is a very easy-to-use backup tool which works almost entirely automatically.

When you first launch the program you'll have to select the destination drive for your backups (a network drive is just fine). You can then check boxes to confirm the type of file you'd like to back up (Office files, pictures, emails, music, documents and so on). And if you want to define specific files or folders to back up then you can do that, too.

Once this is all set up, though, there's no need to do anything else. The program runs when it's necessary (which means when your files have changed and your PC is idle). If it's interrupted, perhaps because your PC closes down or reboots then the program will resume later, just where it left off. And if you need to restore one or two files at some later date, or your entire backup, then the Restore tool makes it easy.

In addition to all this, Genie Timeline Free has been enhanced with plenty of new features.

Backup speeds are twice the speed of the previous version, for instance.

The program is smarter, less likely to store multiple copies of the same file, so reducing backup space requirements.

Explorer folder icons will have a marker to indicate which ones are backed up. And it's now quicker and easier to restore the files you need.

Genie also produce commercial versions of the program.

The Home edition allows you to run your backups on a schedule, and more frequently (every 30 minutes if you like, as opposed to every 8 hours for the Free edition). It supports Disaster Recovery, so you can restore your PC even if Windows won't boot. Backups can be compressed to reduce space, a Game/ Movie mode reduces alerts, and you're allowed to use it commercially.

And the Pro/Server editions provide fine control over which files are backed up, enable you to encrypt them for maximum security, can schedule backups to run on particular dates (and as frequently as every 3 minutes), and are able to shut your PC down once a backup is complete.

What's new in Genie Timeline Free 2015?

- Restore any file version easily
- Automatic backing up changes as they happen
- Deleted file detection
- Enhanced Backup History

Verdict:

Genie Timeline Free 2015 doesn't offer the fine control you get with other backup tools, but if it's ease of use you're after then it remains one of the market leaders.

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