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O&O AutoBackup 2 adds new backup options, optimizes Windows 8 support

23 January 2013, Nick Peers

Berlin developer O&O Software GmbH has released O&O AutoBackup 2.0.18, a brand new version of its file backup and sync tool for Windows. Also available as a 64-bit build, version 2.0.18 adds a number of new features and options to its roster, while promising optimized support for Windows 8.

O&O AutoBackup allows users to quickly, easily and automatically backup and synchronize selected files and folders with external backup devices, and is designed to integrate with Windows Explorer.

Version 2.0 of the software adds three new tabs to the program’s settings screen. Advanced settings is where users can select sub-folders on destination drives, append the computer name to the path and use Windows batch file commands for specific file actions.

The new version of O&O AutoBackup adds a number of options for power users.

The Schedule settings tab now provides users with the option of setting up an automatic schedule for backing up: one-time only, daily and weekly. The latter two settings provide options for setting a start date and time, plus choose a recurring period and set days of the week if relevant.

The final tab – Event Viewer – provides users with access to the various logs created by O&O AutoBackup when it runs.

Aside from these new features, O&O AutoBackup 2.0 has also been tweaked to make it work more effectively on Windows 8 machines. The changes come in response to a lukewarm reception to the initial release, and aim to provide power users with more control over the backup and sync process.

O&O AutoBackup 2.0.18 and O&O AutoBackup 2.0.18 (64-bit) are both available as free 30-day trial downloads for PCs running Windows Vista or later. Prices start from $19 for a single-user licence.

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