FBackup has a simple interface and guides you through the process of defining a backup job using a friendly wizard that asks you:
Where do you want to store the backup (the destination).
What do you want to backup (the sources).
How do you want to run the backup (using full backup that zips the files, or mirror backup that doesn't zip them).
When do you want to run the backup (you can schedule it to run automatically or run it manually).
Once a backup job is defined, you can run it manually by pressing the Backup button (or F6), or if you add a scheduler it will run automatically. FBackup can easily back up sources from local drives (including USB connected drives) to destinations such as USB/Firewire connected devices or mapped network locations. It creates either standard zip files (when using "full backup"), or exact copies of the original sources without any compression (using "mirror backup"). The best thing about this freeware backup software is that it protects your data for free.
If you don't want to have the files stored in one zip file, FBackup can make exact copies of the backup sources using "mirror backup". Since FBackup will also back up empty folders, you can use this backup type to create in the destination a "mirror" copy of the original files. It also includes a Fast Mirror option that will copy only new and modified files.
Protection against ransomware
Ransomware are some of the most aggressive crypto-viruses and FBackup protects your data against those. With FBackup you can create backups of your important data and store those online to Google Drive or Dropbox. This way, even if your data gets encrypted by ransomware viruses, you'll still have uninfected copies stored online.
Easy to use
The main functions of a backup program are backing up and restoring. These are very easy to run with FBackup by using the included backup wizard. Just start the wizard, select What, Where, How and When to run the backup and you're all set. For restoring you just need to open the restore wizard and you'll be asked where you want the restore data to be saved (original location, different one, ...).
Run actions before/after backup
For each backup job, you can define an action to execute before or after the backup. For example, you can select "Clear backup" before the backup runs, so that all the previous backed up files will be cleared before loading the new ones. As an after-backup action, you can set it to stand by, log off, hibernate or even shut down the computer once the backup has successfully finished.
FBackup automatically checks for updates weekly, so you'll know when a new version is released. The option to check for updates can be disabled, but we recommend that it is enabled so that FBackup will be up-to-date.
Multiple backup destinations
By default, your backups will be stored on the local Windows partition. To be sure you have a secure backup, we highly recommend you to store the backups on other destinations supported by FBackup. It supports external drives such as USB/Firewire, mapped network drives, CD/DVD/BluRay and online destinations (Google Drive and Dropbox). This way, if your computer suffers a hardware failure, you'll have your data safe on an external location.
Backups in the Cloud
With FBackup you can back-up your files and folders in the Cloud to your existing Google Drive or Dropbox account. Simply connect your account with FBackup and you'll be able to use it as a Cloud destination. This lets you combine the best of both worlds, your favorite free backup program with world-renowed free cloud storage.
You can load plugins for backing up or restoring specific program settings or other custom data (like game saves, email data, etc.).
Once loaded in FBackup, these plugins will list the sources needed to be backed up for that particular program in "Predefined Backups." You can see a list of all the available backup plugins here:
Backup open files
If a file is in use by another program at the time of the backup, FBackup will still be able to back up that file, because it uses the Volume Shadow Service that Windows provides. So, as long as you're using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003 (32/64-bit), FBackup will back up those open files. As an example, you will be able to back up your Outlook emails and settings without closing the program first.
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Backup & Restore Wizards
FBackup includes a step-by-step wizard with instructions to create a new backup job by selecting Where, What, How and When to backup.
It also includes a wizard for restoring files. You can quickly restore the latest version of a file/folder as well as restoring versions of files backed up at a specific date.
Backup Catalog File
FBackup stores a summary snapshot of the file and folder information into a backup catalog file (".fkc") each time a backup runs.
This catalog is stored in a different file than the backup itself and is used to keep track of backed up data. The advantage of using a catalog is faster backup execution and no 3rd party interference.