IdleBackup v1.16d

webfork on 19 Apr 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Nov 2008
  • Suggested by guinness

Idlebackup is a backup solution for common automatic and manual file and folder backups. Files can be saved to a drive, network, or subfolder. By default, the program mirrors file and folder content but available ZIP compression also includes versioning and either separate or a single ZIP file.

Restored files can be sent to their original location or a specified folder. Backup scheduling is limited to a single time cycle, by default every 120 seconds.

Note: Main site offline, linking to the mirror for the last portable version (V1.16d). Later versions write settings to user profile folder.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch IdleBackup.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Back4Sure, AutoVer
What's new? See:

9 comments on IdleBackup  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2018-04-19 15:11

Still a great program even 8 years later. Although I still prefer AutoVer, this is an excellent alternative.


webfork 2018-04-19 14:59

Mixture: billon got it updated.


Mixture 2018-04-18 12:29

I should add that I don't know if this version is portable.


Mixture 2018-04-18 11:15


webfork 2014-10-07 00:57

Prompt24: thanks, updated


Prompt24 2014-10-06 19:20

please make it downloadable


joehonesty 2012-01-12 22:40

Idlebackup is excellent - runs in the background and backs up onto a thumb drive or external hard drive, perfect for peace of mind.


domestique 2011-10-29 23:45

Like to give it a go but link down and so is the developer's site. All I can find is 1.18 and a lowly 1.10.

Anyone have 1.16d to post please?


webfork 2010-01-04 15:57

Intelligent, simple, and easy. So far my favorite backup program on the site.

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