Personal Backup 220.127.116.11 RC / 18.104.22.168
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)
FreewareFiles Editor's Review
Would you like to control the way your backup program performs its tasks? Would you like to back up your files onto local drives, removable drives or servers? Would you like to achieve these free of charge? Then Personal Backup is your ideal choice. The free backup software will help you save your files to any destination folder you like. The program will also help you make multiple backups without unnecessarily storing duplicate files, as it only saves new files and newer versions of files already backed up.
Personal Backup Features:
Using Personal Backup
When we first launched the software, the wizard displayed a screen that allowed beginners to start the wizard while experienced users could start configuring their tasks as they wanted. The display also showed the three things to be specified for backups:
You can use different destinations to store your backups. However, it is not advisable to select the drive containing the system files.
There are three options when selecting the directories to be backed up: My documents, Application Data and Other Directory, which allows you to select the directories you want to back up. The program then took us to a window for selecting how we wanted to back up our data. The recommended options are selected by default.
We then entered the window where we were to choose whether we wanted backups to take place automatically after specified conditions. We could choose backups to occur daily or on a specific day on logon or logoff. The wizard recommended performing backups on logoff to save recently-changed data. We then had to choose a name for our backup task. It is a good idea to choose a name that will help you know what you have backed up.
The next window displayed the number of files and space required for backup. The window provides many options, but you dont have to worry about them. You just need to click the "Start backup" button. You will then see a window showing you progress of the backup, and you can choose what should happen when the task is completed.
Personal Backup is an effective tool that suits both beginners and advanced users. However, you cannot use the free backup software to save or restore system files.
Software Product Description
Personal Backup is a program for saving personal data to any destination folder. This folder may be located on a local fixed or removable drive, on a Windows network server or on an FTP server.
FreewareFiles tested Personal Backup 22.214.171.124 RC / 126.96.36.199 on 2016-02-09 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.
Reviewer: -Raylight12 Review Date: 2014-04-16
Average Rating (27 Votes )
Pros: Simple wizard for beginners, mass amount of options for Pros & Business. Super fast backup to DVD-RW in gz or zip format (Use gz). Back to any media including FTP. I am amazed at the speed.
Cons: Does NOT backup system files. Get the free 7zip to open the gz files. You must read the Help files (In the program) to appreciate this.
Other Thoughts: My XP pro system loves this. If you need a quick bu program, this is it. Says it works on Win 7 & 8, Vista. Try it and be amazed and well pleased!
P.S. Update to next version from the program!