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jaBuT v2018.11.23021 Updated

billon on 25 Nov 2018
  • 22MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by smaragdus

jaBuT (just another Backup Tool) is an easy, flexible, powerful backup and synchronization program. It supports different processing modes including copy, move and compress with and without file comparison, as well as mirror and sync. The program includes exclusion/inclusion of processed data, a variety of profile options, scheduled execution and a variety of file comparison options.

Supports batch processing, GUI customization, rich tray control, the command-line options and more.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Cardware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch jaBuT.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Back4Sure, Directory Compare, DirSync Pro, Zback
What's new? See:
https://jabut.de/en/changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2018-04-07 17:31

Regular users like you and me can only delete their OWN posts, sorry...;-)

Midas on 2018-04-07 20:47

If two different users click the delete button, the comment will be deleted. I tried just now with the repeated comments but could only make one of them go away...

__philippe on 2018-04-07 21:18

Hehe, didn't know that...;-)

Anyway, just heeded your tip, and blasted the last offending repeater to smithereens !
How satisfying...;-)

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Zback v2.87.0.d Updated

billon on 28 Sep 2018
  • 591KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2018
  • 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.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Form changes.
  • Changed colors for comments in to-do list.
  • New version of EXE compressor.
  • Small fixes and additions in application and guide.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-08-03 12:49

Thanks.

domestique on 2016-11-21 16:34

Zback copies Folder Properties, which most backup software does not, according to numerous tools I've tested. For that reason alone I can forgive the rather clunky UI. Love it :)

FileHandler on 2018-05-01 03:28

The interface is a bit of a challenge, not very intuitive. But you're rewarded by outstanding features that are hard to find elsewhere, such as:
- Existing Files only = to refresh a target
- one-click creation of batch-files for commandline
- a kind of fallback-mechanism - it can check for the existence of more than volume label + path, so you don't have to create multiple profiles for different targets that will hold the same backups

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Folder Sync v1.0.0 build 212

billon on 19 Apr 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose "Manual Installation" and drag FolderSynch.EXE to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch FolderSynch.EXE
What's new? See:
http://www.saleensoftware.com/Area1/Program?IdStr=FolderSync.aspx
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-19 17:39

smaragdus: this is really something we should get into in the forums.

mukhi on 2016-04-10 05:16

Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 208 is crashing in Win7Pro32. I use Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 110, and have Folder Syncv1.0.0 build 205, too; neither of these two crashes.

hamasaki on 2018-04-19 01:38

Creates 'Saleen Software' folder in Appdata/Roaming.

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WinDataReflector v1.8.1.1

billon on 5 Sep 2018
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinDataReflector is a lightweight file synchronization and backup tool. It combines rapid file comparison and fast transfer algorithms into a simple and clear interface, offering a visual comparison of files and folders before synchronization / backup. It supports two-way synchronization and customizable rules.

The program can run operations in the background while you configure new ones in a separate tab.

Note: Linking to an older version (thanks smaragdus) as the latest "free" version cannot be used to synchronize more than 150 files, create more than 3 tasks or use automation (realtime, USB detection, scheduler).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract either the Portable or Portable x64 ZIP file to a folder of your choice. Launch WinDataReflector.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Zback
What's new? See:
https://veridium.net/windatareflector/changelog/
Latest comments
REVerdi on 2018-03-20 06:28

I downloaded version 2.0.0 thinking it was 100% freeware, but the free version can not be used to sync more than 150 files, create more than 3 tasks or use automation.

MIKLO on 2018-03-23 13:22

Well that sure SUX, I don't understand why they put stuff in freeware and then hobble it so it can't really be used efficiently. Its like offering you a free sandwich with no bread, just doesn't make any sense. I don't even waste my time on this kinda stuff, as soon as I find out its so limited in what you can do I bail. That's why the comment section is so important.... at least to me it is :)
MIKLO

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DirSync Pro v1.53

billon on 9 Mar 2018
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2018
  • Suggested by karl_karlsson

DirSync Pro is a small but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. The program can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. The program can make both real-time sync (as it happens) as well as incremental updates.

Cross-platform (Java) with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, a WinPenPack version is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java JRE 1.7.0 or above is needed to run DirSync Pro.
Reported to work with jPortable with the jPortable Launcher.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirSyncPro.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector
What's new? See:
https://www.dirsyncpro.org/news.html
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-05-22 04:59

Although I've been more focused on Bvckup 2 for Windows (due to the delta copy feature), DirSync Pro comes in handy on occasions and is far and away my favorite sync program on Mac.

smaragdus on 2016-05-22 06:15

@webfork
I also like and use DirSync Pro- it is packed with features and has a great preview (Analyze).

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Toucan v3.1.5

billon on 7 Jul 2017
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by Dormouse

Toucan is an advanced synchronization and backup tool with a variety of options including mirroring, incremental (only copy what's changed), encrypted, compression, and many more. File sets can be added or excluded using name, size, date, or regular expressions.

Compression formats include ZIP or 7-zip, and all encryption uses standard AES 256. Includes command line tools and advanced scripting for automated / batch jobs.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Toucan.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/PortableApps/Toucan/blob/3.1.5/help/source/changelog.txt
Latest comments
Meks on 2009-02-23 05:05

Same with me, doesn't work from the stick.

billie on 2009-03-14 07:57

nothing comes close to rsync. Go check it out then you'll agree.

Mixture on 2012-09-18 21:48

I have used version 2.2.1 for years and have had no problems at all.
Lucas, PeZett, Midas, Meks: Sorry to hear you cannot work Toucan.
billie: 'nothing comes close to rsync' ON YOUR PC, you mean. I have no need to go to another backup program. Good luck with your rsync software.

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Back4Sure v3.7.4

billon on 9 Aug 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 May 2017
  • 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.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Back4Sure.exe.
What's new?
  • Back4Sure is now also available in Spanish.
  • The compression component of Back4Sure will now backup certain open files just like in uncompressed mode.
  • Update of the OpenSSL libraries to version 1.0.2l.
Latest comments
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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ShadowCopyView v1.05

billon on 16 Jan 2018
  • 122KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by billon

ShadowCopyView lists the snapshots of your hard drive created by the 'Volume Shadow Copy' service in Windows. Every snapshot contains an older versions of your files and folders from the date that the snapshot was created, you can browse the older version of your files and folders and optionally copy them into a folder on your disk.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShadowCopyView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Entry Modified Time' column.

DriveImage XML v2.60

billon on 20 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DriveImage XML allows you to backup any logical drive or partition to an image file, even if the drive or partition is currently in use. You can browse an image file, view/extract files from it, or restore the image to the same or different drive. It also has a function to help you clone one hard disk to another.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. (Don't check the logging option.)
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program itself doesn't support unicode, but it uses Windows Shadow Copy for backing-up.
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder.
  2. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe, INSTALL.LOG and install.sss) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch dixml.exe.
Latest comments
Midwest Dave on 2011-01-22 19:11

I have my doubts regarding how "portable" this program is. I know it's popular...but portable...not so sure. I decided to try running it in a sandbox (Sandboxie). It wouldn't even install in the sandbox. Makes me think this program is trying to install a driver and sandboxie is stopping it. If so, then it's not portable in my sense of the word.

webfork on 2011-01-23 18:21

Dave: Many programs that have access to system areas and require admin rights are difficult to effectively virtualize by Sandboxie or other programs.

abc on 2012-01-13 01:28

I really wanted to try this but it kept crashing on Vista.. I guess I'm stuck with Clonezilla (not such a bad thing, actually)

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CopyToTabs v14.9.0.0

webfork on 4 Aug 2018
  • 478KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2016
  • Suggested by eitang

CopyToTabs uses "Backup Projects" that either you create manually, or are automatically created (with Total Commander's help) in order to copy several files/directories to any number of destinations.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CopyToTabs.exe.

By default, the program is in French. To enable English, click the British flag.

Windows 8 users: may need to be run in compatibility mode to be displayed correctly.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-10-03 20:06

Although it has a somewhat confusing interface, once learned, it's been the most reliable and easy-to-setup program I've used of this type. Perfect for copying/updating files to multiple directories that are all over the place.

smaragdus on 2018-07-31 18:39

This program needs to be run in compatibility mode to be displayed correctly under Windows 8.

webfork on 2018-08-04 12:29

smaragdus: thanks, note added to entry.

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PreviousFilesRecovery v1.00

billon on 13 Jul 2016
  • 118KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by billon

PreviousFilesRecovery allows you to scan the shadow copies of your local hard drive and find deleted files as well as older versions of existing files. If the file you need is found in the shadow copies of Windows, you can easily recover it by copying it into existing folder on your drive.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PreviousFilesRecovery.exe.

Directory Compare v3.52

billon on 6 Mar 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Mar 2016
  • 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 / Win10
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?
  • Fixed bug when starting a .dcp file.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-10-01 13:19

thanks guys :)

AndTheWolf on 2015-07-11 16:25

The 64 bit zip file is misnamed on the server. There is a space between 64 and .zip, so the functioning link will be http://tp.lc.ehu.es/anonym/win95/drcmp350-64 .zip (Or the author can correct the naming error)

Midas on 2015-10-29 22:49

Website and download links are currently down -- Softpedia mirror is at http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Backup-and-Recovery/Directory-Compare-Portable.shtml

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USBFlashCopy v1.11

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.

Category:
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]

Fixes

[version 1.8, 2013-07-30]

Press and hold "Shift" button when inserting media to skip copying it
Improved copy speed
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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Bvckup 2 v68 (beta)

webfork on 19 May 2018
  • 589KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2014
  • 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 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 both local and network transfers.

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 bvckup.com.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (unsupported beta)
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup program according to your OS and install with defaults
  2. Copy bvckup2.exe to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall program
  4. Create an empty text file in this folder with the following content:

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


  5. Rename the text file bvckup2-portable.bat
  6. Launch bvckup2-portable.bat
  7. Under Options - Preferences - Software updates, select "Don't check don't remind" as this program will always suggest downloading the latest version, which is not freeware.

Note: Over time that the contents of the "Config" can grow to substantial size. If it grows too large for your storage device, start a new profile and delete the old folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoVer, FolderSync
Latest comments
webfork on 2017-11-09 00:44

@Vacherin: Thanks: I'll check those out and update the instructions if Billon doesn't beat me to it.

Thanks for following up on this. I hope that giving away the old unsupported beta has helped gather attention for your program. It's definitely helped me.

PAFuser on 2018-05-16 11:15

I let bvckup2 do an update, version 1.0+beta updated, but it started with a temporary 1 hour license. Back to 0.68 from backup I have.

webfork on 2018-05-19 11:39

@PAFuser thanks for that, updating entry

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AutoVer v2.2.1

Checker on 1 Jan 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2014
  • Suggested by I am Baas

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.

Category:
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 http://beanland.net.au/AutoVer/help/VersionHistory.html.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2016-08-26 13:28

Easy to setup and use. By default, backs up automatically on file save. This can be changed to a timed backup in options. Very handy tool when working on critical files.

webfork on 2018-06-23 15:06

Outstanding program. I've been using this for 5 years now and it's the absolute best. Any changes I make get immediately saved with a specific date to a separate drive on my machine, preventing both loss from user error and drive failure. One of a few programs that lets me sleep better at night.

hamasaki on 2018-06-23 18:22

I`ll have to try this again. In the past, it either hasn`t written any changes or it kept crashing.

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Cobian Backup v9.5.0.201

webfork on 26 Oct 2016
  • 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.

NOTE: Latest version not portable -- linking to Softpedia for the last available portable version.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
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
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2014-10-04 20:13

Awesome! Must have!

Peter202 on 2016-09-21 13:43

There is a new version 11.2.0.556, but i think it is not portable any more.

webfork on 2016-10-26 00:47

@Peter202 That's true - we're intentionally linking to the old version. I'll add a note to the entry about that.

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PaperBack v1.10

webfork on 21 Apr 2014
  • 227KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

PaperBack lets you back up files to ordinary paper in the form of the oversized bitmaps. If you have a good laser printer with the 600 dpi resolution, you can save up to 500KB of uncompressed data on a single A4/Letter sheet. With integrated compression, up to 3MB can be stored on one sheet of A4/Letter paper. For data restoration, you will need a scanner with physical resolution that is 3-times the print resolution.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PaperBak.exe.
What's new? PaperBack version 1.00 did not implement AES encryption properly.
Latest comments
PJ on 2009-12-12 05:24

Hm, so I would have to use about a thousand pieces of paper to back up my latest snapshots... very efficient *g*

donald on 2010-06-10 14:04

Imagine saving something useful but small like a password or text encryption program.

This could outlast the flash memory you may have such a program stored on and allow for later recovery. (Acid free paper, sealed container with CO2 and no Oxygen)

And no it is not practical for very large files but I have heard that "small is beautiful"

MoisheP on 2013-12-19 21:05

Wonderful idea, thinking outside the box (or QR Matrix, as it were)! This opens up the door to many other possibilities...
Would it be possible to use a dot-matrix printer on aluminum foil?
How about laser printing on plastic film?
Steganography is another possibility: laser printers already do so - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_steganography

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Duplicati v1.3.4

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by procyon

Duplicati is a feature-rich backup client that allows user store compressed, encrypted backups locally or on a variety of remote services. The program can save bandwidth and disk writes by only backing up the parts of a file that have changed since the last backup. It can backup open/running programs, on demand or scheduled, and can run in the background with bandwidth and process priority limits to avoid interfering with other applications. Includes support for backups to Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive, Google Drive (Google Docs), Rackspace Cloud Files or WebDAV, SSH and FTP.

Note: As portable software, it necessarily does not run at system startup so the available scheduling tools cannot function unless the program is actually running. To manually run a backup, just start the wizard and select "Run a backup immediately".

Cross platform (Mac/Linux) with available command-line tools.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 2.0+
Stealth: ? Yes
License: LGPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice and launch Duplicati.exe --portable-mode
  2. When the Setup Wizard window appears, click "Cancel"
  3. Right-click the task bar item and select "Options"
  4. In the "Advanced" tab - modify the following:

    Temporary Folder: %DUPLICATI_HOME%\temp
    Signature Cache: %DUPLICATI_HOME%\Signature Cache

  5. Left-click the task bar icon to restart the Backup Wizard
What's new?
  • Fixed: Restore to a new machine also restored paths from the old machine. ( issue #331 , Thanks to Aaron Hamid)
  • Fixed: Better detection of invalid filenames. ( issue #707 )
  • Fixed: Crash when source folders contained no files. ( issue #710 )
  • Fixed: snapshot-policy=auto and usn-policy=auto now work properly. ( issue #711 , issue #716 )
  • Fixed: Restore crashed when advanced option --force was set. ( issue #720 )
  • Fixed: Improved the way settings override eachother. ( issue #726 )
  • Fixed: Installer now creates a desktop shortcut. ( issue #731 , Thanks to HGFEAON)
  • Fixed: Possible cause for "Error: The manifest file ... indicates that there should be x volumes, but the file list indicates y" with SSH backend fixed. ( issue #756 , Thanks to Albin Sunnanbo)
  • Fixed: Exit code is always "0". ( issue #771 )
  • Added: Translation for zn-HK which is Chinese, Hongkong. ( issue #768 , Thanks to Dick Tang)
  • Added: Russian translation. (Thanks to Philip Torchinsky)
  • Added: Commands for command line can be exported from UI. ( issue #236 , Thanks to Nicolas Hatier)
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Midas on 2012-12-25 18:48

Is this in anyway compatible with Amazon Cloud Drive?

webfork on 2012-12-26 23:22

Midas: sadly not... I've had difficulty finding any kind of interface for Amazon's Cloud drive that isn't logging in via a web browser. I really hope they open that up eventually.

Midas on 2012-12-27 03:29

Have you tried Gladinet Free Starter Edition?
(http://www.gladinet.com/p/download_starter_V4.htm)

It ain't portable, requires DotNET and kinda messed up my system, but it's the only proposition I found...

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Fab's Autobackup v2.2

Checker on 3 Aug 2014
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by robvdb

Fab's Autobackup is a simplified backup system that allows you to backup and restore common personal settings options like emails, personal documents, browser bookmarks etc. Includes available compression for archiving.

Note: This program does not work with Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoBackup-Win.exe.
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I am Baas on 2013-01-10 17:36

@Allen
Thanks. Links updated.

Midas on 2013-01-10 17:47

Although the system requirements of this entry denote as much, the warning from the program's website should probably be propagated here:

"This program does not work with Windows VISTA and Windows 7."

webfork on 2013-01-12 02:16

Thanks Midas. Baas updated the entry to include that.

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Synkron v1.6.2

smaragdus on 5 Aug 2017
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2011
  • Suggested by donald

Synkron Portable is a synchronization tool that can schedule automatic backups, supports blacklisting folders and files, and will sync multiple folders across machines on your network.

Alternatively:

Also available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Matus Tomlein\Synkron
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL v2
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. Create an empty text file in the application folder and name it Synkron.ini
  4. Launch Synkron.exe
  5. Under the "Options" tab, select "Change temporary folder path" and enter the desired folder
Optionally, delete the C:\Documents and Settings\USER\.Synkron folder
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I am Baas on 2012-04-17 00:37

@Midas I wasn't trying to delete your comment, I just right-clicked it to copy the cid and it was marked for deletion. That's a bug.

donald on 2012-04-17 02:45

Thanks to I am Baas for pointing out the native portablility of Synkron

Midas on 2012-04-19 09:22

@I am Baas: np. But if you go for the user icon instead, it'll give a clean link... :)

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MozBackup v1.5.1

webfork on 27 Dec 2014

MozBackup allows you to backup and restore profiles of a variety of Mozilla-based products including Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Netscape, Sunbird, Songbird, Flock Spicebird, Wyzo, etc. This includes bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache, etc. This program works with installed versions of these programs and can help shuttle profiles between programs on multiple machines.

The program will also back up Portable Firefox and backed up files are saved to .PCV files, compatible with standard ZIP tools.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None. You can customize some defaults by editing backup.ini in the application folder with a text editor.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Backup.exe.
What's new?
  • some minor fixes
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Panos on 2007-03-17 07:43

It doesn't 'see' SeaMonkey 1.1.1

ken on 2008-02-18 23:50

http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/development.php, the version 1.4.9 should be compatible with firefox portable

Magibon on 2011-03-24 07:30

F.Y.I

To backup Opera@USB profile, just copy the "Profile" folder. When you need to restore, paste and replace.

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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.

Category:
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:
https://web.archive.org/web/20110101082915/http://www.idlebackup.nl:80/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2
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Mixture on 2018-04-18 12:29

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

webfork on 2018-04-19 14:59

Mixture: billon got it updated.

webfork on 2018-04-19 15:11

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

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ERUNT v1.1j

webfork on 18 Feb 2016
  • 575KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Michiel

ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) creates a backup or restores your Windows registry. It also supports command-line switches so that automated registry backup can be performed without user interaction.

Alternatively, ERUNTgui is also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package (scroll down on the web page) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ERUNT.exe.
Latest comments
Pepi on 2007-01-16 23:55

There is NO zip file!
Only erunt-setup.exe

al on 2007-01-17 01:12

There is an zip file just scroll down. Reading is hard...

misan on 2016-05-14 20:47

new?

Works on Win7 64bit.
I use 'Registry Backup and Restore' now.

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