AutoVer

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2.2
File Size:
1.14MB
Date Added:
December 19, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
7,886
Downloads Last Week:
7
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework

Editors' review

Thanks to this free program's simple approach to backing up files, novice users will find it to be an exceptional tool for protecting their files.

Once activated, AutoVer can be accessed from a taskbar icon. Its user interface has very straightforward commands for adding and deleting files you want to watch and backup when needed. Adding new files was as easy as creating and naming a new file, adding the folder you want to backup, and then choosing the backup location. Our selected folder was immediately created and saved to our location of choice. More advanced settings let you choose specific files you want to include and exclude from the backup process, as well as adding a time stamp. You can also pause and resume the backup of specific folders using the command button, and the search feature lets you explore folders that you have backed up.

AutoVer includes a Help menu, but because the program is so easy to use, we doubt you'll need it. Novices will especially appreciate this simple backup program, but we recommend it for any user that doesn't want to mess with too many configurations to back up their files.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Does the job; a little geeky"

    June 21, 2011   |   By RonaldDad

    Version: AutoVer 1.4.3

    Pros

    Transparently saves versions of kind and when you wish.

    Cons

    Takes a little attention to set up, but this is not really a negative. Sometimes misses a stitch in forming a new folder. Has crashed but rarely.

    Summary

    Autover saves the bacon for anyone who does very detailed edits in real time. Saves from disaster by keeping updated versions at save time. I suppose it could be a good backup app, too, I don't use it that way.

    Updated on Jun 21, 2011

    Forgot to mention that it works much better than Stardock's KeepSafe, which would often give 0 byte files. AutoVer does give good recovery files and faithfully.

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  • 5 stars

    "Don't lose a minute's worth of work!"

    August 12, 2010   |   By chance2now

    Version: AutoVer 1.4.3

    Pros

    Lets you back up files and folders in real-time, so if you should have a problem, you don't have to lose anything, even if you just modified the file five minutes ago. Can keep multiple versions or just a current copy. Doesn't bog the system down.

    Cons

    A bit cumbersome if you have files all over the place; not really suitable for mirroring a complete drive (although it will do it if you ask it to). Cannot currently use a Windows 7 library as a backup source, although this is suposedly in the works.

    Summary

    You still need a "full" backup program to do regular backups of your complete hard drive, but this program works great to keep your files that change most frequently constantly up to date. After you make changes to a file in any of your "watched" folders, a copy is created in the corresponding backup location within seconds of the change. You can backup sub-folders as part of the same watch, as well as create multiple historical backup versions if you desire. A desirable feature for Windows 7 users would be to "watch" a library as a backup source; then you could add folders to the library and they would automatically be added to the watch. While this feature does not exist in the current version, the developer has indicated that this would be considered for a future release. You can add folders within a library, just not the library itself. But even Windows 7 users can find much usefulness in the program as it stands right now.

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