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Back4Sure v3.7.0 Updated

Checker on 17 Jan 2015
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jan 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? Added:
  • Back4Sure now also copies the alternate data streams of folders.
  • The progress bar has a percent display now.
  • The icon in the task bar now shows the backup progress in Windows 7 and higher.
  • Update of the OpenSSL libraries to version 1.0.1j.
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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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Bvckup 2 v68 (beta) New

webfork on 4 Jan 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 works as an advanced data transfer program that can reliably resume partial transfers to local or network storage.

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!); the 64-bits version won't work on 32-bits systems, while the 32-bits will be slower and without shadow copy on 64-bits systems.

Note: this freeware is an unsupported beta, meaning that the author provides a commercial product that is considered stable and elegible for customer support. Additionally, a previous freeware version with a lesser feature set 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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Folder Sync v1.0.0 build 203 Updated

Midas on 10 Dec 2014

Folder Sync is a backup program that can performs comparisons between two directories and then reports new, updated, renamed, moved and deleted files. The program can performs synchronization, as well as full or differential (only items that have changed) from the source to the destination path.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract. Password is: "1234"
  2. Run the installer
  3. Choose Manual Installation and drag FolderSynch.EXE to a folder of your choice
  4. Launch FolderSynch.EXE
What's new?
    build 203: 08 Dec 2014
  • ---

Full changelog is at
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joby_toss on 2014-12-10 18:44

My guess: now you have both versions, old and new. Screenshot, please!

Allen on 2014-12-11 00:27

All kinds of error messages now. Have many instances running in task manager. Even after closing program, ending all in task manager and rebooting I still get error messages after re-launch. I deleted and tried the self update. I deleted and dragged and dropped. still no go! The portable version on USB. I will try another software. I had been using version 110 for a long time. Should have never tried the update.

smaragdus on 2014-12-18 04:52

Is there a way to prevent the update check?

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USBFlashCopy v1.10 Updated

Checker on 28 Nov 2014

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
Writes settings to: Application folder: usbflashcopy.ini
License: Freeware for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download usbflashcopy.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new?
  • Installer based version added.
Latest comments
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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AutoVer v2.2.1 New

webfork on 13 Nov 2014

AutoVer is a highly configurable automatic or real-time backup and personal versioning system. The program can be used as a simple copy/sync tool or as a more complex, transparent version control system (like a realtime incremental backup) where every time you save a file it is copied to your backup folder, drive or FTP server. Supports filters, compression, and more.

Great for backing up/synchronizing your work or home documents to flash memory or saving every change you make to your text, source code, images, etc.

Supports 64-bit.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.0
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of AutoVer-setup\{app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch AutoVer.exe
  4. Click the gears icon and select the Local/Portable option. Note that you may need to delete the contents of the Compare App box in order to close the Window.
Similar/alternative apps: DirSync Pro, Zback
What's new?
  • Added: Ability to send emails on error
  • Fixed: Reading of AutoVer.ini config file - particularly when running in portable mode
  • Fixed: Creation of folders on FTP
  • Fixed: Long file name support on source drive when copying to FTP
  • Fixed: Fixed bug in file and folder exclude filter
  • Change: If running outside of the Program File folder (portable mode), store config files locally if possible (otherwise use CommonApplicationData)
  • Fixed: If CommonApplicationData is not writable (using limit user) then use Roaming ApplicationData folder
  • Change: The "Ensuring Backup is Current" window shown when creating a new watcher is no longer Always on top - allowing other work to be done while long backups happen.

Complete changelog at