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Back4Sure v3.6.0 Updated

Checker on 23 Apr 2014

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.

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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 broken coloring option for partially selected directories.
  • Fixed backup did not work if root directory was selected and system directories were excluded from display.
  • Fixed broken error message if creating the file association for job files fails.
  • Trying to change the file associations for job files will now correctly ask for admin privileges.
  • Remaining backup time display added.
  • Option for additionally comparing file size if file time is the same.
  • Update of the OpenSSL libraries to version 1.0.1g.
Latest comments
guinness on 2012-05-11 14:15

@Midas, looks fine to me on my machine.

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 ;)

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Zback v2.75.0.b Updated

Checker on 8 Apr 2014

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.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
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?
  • Quetmode Max mode.
  • Search in To-do list.
  • #' = comment line will appear in To-do list.
  • Small fixes and additions.
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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Directory Compare v3.47 Updated

Checker on 6 Apr 2014
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • 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.

Category:
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 File/Create shortcut menu to create shortcuts (for automatic backups, ...) and to prepare arguments for Directory Compare, batch files, etc..
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-10-01 02:02

Wolfghost: the link is busted on their side. Maybe try softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Backup-and-Recovery/Directory-Compare-Portable.shtml

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

http://tp.lc.ehu.es/anonym/win95/drcmp364-64.zip

Notice the typo?

Wolfghost on 2013-10-01 13:19

thanks guys :)

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USBFlashCopy v1.9 Updated

Checker on 23 Feb 2014

USBFlashCopy backs up/synchronizes from external storage on the fly. It runs in the background and copies files from inserted media to a location on your hard drive. Useful for people who do much of their work on remote computers and need to automate the process of backing up their files. Supports unique profiles by drive serial number, drive letter policies, and speed controls.

Functional in 64-bit. Note that fully transparent operations (no user notification) are only available in the pro version.

Category:
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?
  • Fixes.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-06-08 08:38

For a more in-depth review, read *webfork* excellent post in the forum: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=51049#p51049

webfork on 2012-06-09 17:11

:) thanks Midas

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Cobian Backup v9.5.0.201

webfork on 29 Dec 2013
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by zacory

Cobian Backup allows backups with scheduling, compression, encryption, filters, file splitting, remote client, backup-to-FTP and more. The program can read and backup open or locked files from WinXP onward.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Cobian.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Toucan, Back4Sure