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Automatically backup your files

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to backup your files on your Windows operating system you may want to take a closer look at Everyday Auto Backup which is a basic but useful backup utility. It can be used to schedule backups of files and folders that you select during the creation process.

You create new backup jobs with a click on the add button in the interface. Here you then select a project name, the source directory, that is the files and folders you want backed up, and the destination folder where you want the backup to be saved to. Note that sub-directories are automatically included in the backup unless you uncheck that option in the project manager.

You also schedule the job here and have options to run it minutely, hourly, daily, weekly or monthly and to set a specific starting time for the backup or start right after the creation. The last option that you have is to define whether you want to overwrite all files all the time, or only older destination files if files or folders match.

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You may also want to check the options before you start to run your first backup job to make sure everything is alright in here. The program configures itself to start with Windows, to write a log file, and to play a sound and display a notification when backup complete. The options are also the place where you can exclude files from being backed up by entering their file names here.

You can check the log at any time to check up on past activities and list all backups scheduled for the current day. It is a basic backup program as it lacks features such as compression or encryption.

This is a great backup utility even for inexperienced users who do not like to think about stuff like backing up system files or personal ones.

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  1. Tobey said on July 10, 2007 at 8:11 pm
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    I’ve never met any program that could beat SyncBack, freeware. I use it for all my backups over the network.

    But this looks nice too, maybe little simpler and easier to use.

  2. Anonymous said on July 10, 2007 at 10:38 pm
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    Nothing beats SyncBack.

  3. Bob Hoskins said on August 10, 2007 at 4:42 pm
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    syncback doesn’t have a way to incrementally backup files ONLY during idle time, if it had that, THEN it’d be awesome.

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