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Cobian Backup

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Editors' Review


For all the bells and whistles you get with this backup program, we were shocked to find that it's free. Cobian Backup not only looks good, but it proved to be a very reliable and easy to use backup tool.

The user interface is straightforward, and the colorful command buttons are extremely intuitive. Creating a new backup task was easy, despite all of the configuration options. Basically, all we had to do was create a name, decide what files and folders to include, and create a schedule for the backup. We opted to save important files to our USB, which worked perfectly. We were impressed by the file compression and encryption options that aren't found in many paid programs. The Options menu comes with tons of settings for more advanced file compression, password-protecting the user interface, and even changing the interface's appearance. We were able perform random backups with the click of a button, and likewise, we were able to run multiple backup tasks all at once without any problems whatsoever.

Cobian Backup offers multiple help venues, including an index, a tutorial, and support forums. However, even the most novice users will be able to jump in with very little, if no, guidance. We highly recommend this program for all users.

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5 stars

"refined software, functionallygreat attention to detail"

June 06, 2016  |  By Dean Si

2016-06-06 08:36:00  |  By Dean Si

 |  Version: Cobian Backup


Almost every option Ive wanted from other backup software this thing has already.!
Easy enough to setup.
It works .!! (yeah some backup software doesnt work)
obviously a programmer with attention to detail made this.
The functions help make it more reliable, like the taskbar icon is a different color and flashes if the backup had any errors, options to set cpu priority, options to run as another user so you dont need to see any notifications if you want.
Small memory usage, 9.6mb on my system.


none so far.


I cant say enough, its the best free backup software Ive seen. After using 5 and testing about 10

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5 stars

"Great backup program"

April 19, 2016  |  By Uncle Sam

2016-04-19 10:28:46  |  By Uncle Sam

 |  Version: Cobian Backup


Easy to setup, free, very solid and works every time.
I had another free program that also has a paid version, but it kept missing backups for some unknown reason, so I looked for another free programs and found this one, I had it for some time now and it never missed a beat, I had it backup on Sundays only and let the other program do my daily backup, but after a while, I discovered to my horror that the other program was not backing up properly, that was when I needed one backed up file and was no were to be found, luckily it was on this backup, so I have now dumped the other program and is using this one full time. It also does shadow copy which is very important in my case.


None so far, its been rock solid.


This is a highly recommended backup program that has many features other paid backups don't have, its free and does the job well.

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1 stars

"Unable to download"

January 15, 2016  |  By shuckie

2016-01-15 04:15:46  |  By shuckie

 |  Version: Cobian Backup


None - appears to be a virus.


BitDefender attempts to block access to the page as a reported attack page, and when attempting to download the setup file for submission to VirusTotal Firefox also attempted to block it as containing a virus. I overrode both blocks to download the file and upload to VirusTotal but have not attempted to run it. I will delete the file after writing this review.


I cannot recommend this based upon my experience outlined in the "Cons".

Download CNET staff - please check this file and download location ASAP. Thank you.

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5 stars

"Doesn't get better than this"

November 01, 2015  |  By Fitz7600

2015-11-01 14:55:01  |  By Fitz7600

 |  Version: Cobian Backup


Easy to install, configure and use. Absolutely reliable. Can't believe it's free.


There are no cons.


Worth every penny and's free. This is a program that I've used for years.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version has added Russian, Ucranian, and German languages and updated Portuguese-BR files.
Publisher Luis Cobian
Publisher web site
Release Date December 06, 2012
Date Added December 06, 2012
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.8MB
File Name cbSetup.exe
Total Downloads 260,607
Downloads Last Week 117
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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