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USBFlashCopy v1.11 Updated

webfork on 27 Jun 2015
  • 288KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

USBFlashCopy backs up/synchronizes from external storage on the fly. The program runs in the background and copies all or select files from inserted media to a destination of your choice. Includes available copy throttle speed, minimum free space check to avoid filling up your drive, file filters, and can even be set to only copy from selected drives (by serial number).

New drives plugged in are prompted for a new copy profile and transfers include a progress bar. Ideal for people who do much of their work on remote computers and need to automate the process of backing up their files.

Functional in 64-bit. Note that fully transparent operations (no user notification; runs entirely in background) are only available in the registered version.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: usbflashcopy.ini
License: Freeware for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download usbflashcopy.exe (listed as "no installer" on the website) to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? [version 1.10, 2014-11-2]

Installer based version added

[version 1.9, 2014-02-23]


[version 1.8, 2013-07-30]

Press and hold "Shift" button when inserting media to skip copying it
Improved copy speed
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Midas on 2012-06-08 08:38

For a more in-depth review, read *webfork* excellent post in the forum:

webfork on 2012-06-09 17:11

:) thanks Midas

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Back4Sure v3.7.1 Updated

Checker on 18 Jun 2015
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. The program can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network and can also be compressed using high or low compression settings to a ZIP or 7-zip file of various compression levels, as well as encrypted for security.

Other features include filters to backup or exclude specific file types, a cleanup mode to remove old archives, and creation of one or multiple zip files (separated by directory structure). Backups are saved by directory structure either inside the archive or inside the directory for easy restoring. Users can also use multiple settings profiles, or "job" files.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (accepts donations)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Back4Sure.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed wrong sorting of actions before backup in the German interface.
  • Fixed wrong time display of backups that take longer than 24 hours.
  • Added an option to allow copying EFS encrypted files to targets that do not support EFS encryption.
  • Archive passwords may now have up to 99 characters.
  • Back4Sure is now also available in Brazilian Portuguese.
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webfork on 2012-05-12 21:42

Technomancer: if you mean the entry is unclear, please let us know in forums. If you mean the program itself (and for the RAR distro issue) you might want to contact the developer directly.

ihateyou on 2013-12-15 18:36

what you should know:
Cleanup is optional - it is very close related to an incremental backup.
Using this you have to select the same Target Directory as before to backup only changed files and to delete files on the backup that have been deleted on the original file system as well (the latter one is the actual Cleanup).

Hope it helps ;)

romulous on 2015-01-11 06:52

It's a crying shame that you can only backup folders with this tool, and not individual files within those folders (yes, I know you can set filters, but unless you know in advance what files you want from each folder, this is not practical to use).

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Directory Compare v3.49 Updated

Checker on 12 Jun 2015
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by Diamond

Directory Compare is an utility to help you keep copies of your important directories (documents, programs under development and so on) in a backup harddisk or any other storage system (like 100Mb diskettes). The backup may be made automatically (in unattended mode) or by using a friendly user interface.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename DirCmp0.ini to DirCmp.ini
  3. Launch DirCmp.exe
What's new?
  • New command line options for unattended differential backups: /A and /B.
    It is also possible to automatically include in the backup folder an increasing serial number or the backup date (and, optionally, time).
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webfork on 2013-10-01 02:02

Wolfghost: the link is busted on their side. Maybe try softpedia:

I am Baas on 2013-10-01 02:41

Notice the typo?

Wolfghost on 2013-10-01 13:19

thanks guys :)

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Zback v2.80.0.c Updated

Checker on 3 Jun 2015
  • 578KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2015
  • Suggested by grannyGeek

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Win native copy method set as default.
  • Preview Target path in status bar.
  • Copy report to Clipboard.
  • Menu glyphs.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-10-26 07:07

I look no further than Syncovery for synchronisation. The feature set is hard to beat and it seems to work better than all the others I`ve tried.

logear on 2014-02-24 20:29

I just checked out Syncovery. It's not freeware.

coolayman on 2014-04-05 21:46

I love this application ... I use it for backing up all my files ... it is very quick and much quicker than manual copy-paste by windows. I always use manual mode to preview the synchronization then running it.

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Bvckup 2 v68 (beta) New

webfork on 7 Jun 2015
  • 592KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Midas

Bvckup 2 is a backup/synchronization tool that uses "delta" copy methods, meaning it only transfers changes to a file or files rather than recopying the entire set. This is frequently faster, saves bandwidth for network backups, and can help flash media to live longer by reducing the overall number of disk writes. The program can do real-time, periodic or manual backups, and also functions as a file copier that can pause and resume network and local transfers.

Bvckup 2 is functional in 64-bits Windows: the installation process will auto-detect and install either the 32-bits or 64-bits version (but not both!). Limitations here include the 64-bit version not functioning on 32-bits systems, while the 32-bit version is slower and lacks the shadow copy feature on 64-bits systems.

Note: this program is an unsupported beta, meaning that the author provides a commercial version of the program that includes support. A previous, freeware version with fewer features is available from

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware (unsupported beta)
How to extract:
  1. Download setup program and install
  2. Copy contents of C:\Program Files\Bvckup 2 to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder with the following content:

    SET conf-dir="%~dp0Config"
    START "" bvckup2.exe -c %conf-dir%

  4. Rename the text file bvckup2-portable.bat
  5. Uninstall program
  6. Launch bvckup2-portable.bat

Optionally, delete uninstall.exe and uninstall.dat.

Be forewarned that in time the "Config" folder is liable to grow to thousands of files, with substantial storage use.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoVer, FolderSync
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Prompt24 on 2015-01-04 16:26

Actually it works great. I have tested it with Ditto. Only two programms
GoodSync2Go (paid) and Bvckup 2 (free) could make a backup without errors.

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