FBackup

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 128 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2.643
  • Total Downloads:
    440,157
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 10, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    54.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    170
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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FBackup efficiently creates backups of your entire computer with just a few clicks through its streamlined and intuitive interface. Especially if you don't want something fancy with a lot of extra features, this is a good option to consider.

Pros

Process guide: When you select New Backup from the program's main menu, a wizard will open in a new window to guide you through the process. There are also links to relevant Help topics in every window, so you can get more information to help you make decisions about which option to select in certain situations.

Many options: As you work through the steps to create your backup, you'll have a lot of choices to make. For instance, you can opt for a Full Backup or a Mirror Backup, and you can decide whether you'd like to encrypt your backup and protect it with a password or not. There are also options for backing up automatically on a specific day and at particular intervals that you set so you don't always have to remember to do it manually. You can also test the backups you've created to ensure that they'll work when you need them to.

Cons

No advanced features: In order to get advanced features like Incremental Encryption, AES Encryption, and the option to backup to FTP, you have to upgrade to a paid program from this developer. While this won't be a problem for novice users, those with more experience could be bothered by the lack of advanced options.

Bottom Line

FBackup is a smooth and streamlined free program that lets you make basic backups quickly and easily. It walks you through the process nicely, so you don't have to have any technical know-how to take advantage of all the program has to offer. But if you're looking for power features, you might be disappointed.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"It is awesome. Get it now!!!!!"

July 29, 2014  |  By raidenzxz

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.396

Pros

1. Free. Means you don't pay for anything.
2.Simple and easy to use interface
3. Does everything most users will need as a backup software.
4. Backup speed is reasonably fast.

Cons

1. Not much. Only advanced user who are crazy about their PC will go nuts about the lack of features.

Summary

Very useful piece of software for any user. Simple to use and easily backups your files and protects from corruption. I recommend this to anybody looking for a simple and easy to use software for backing up their important files.

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3 stars

"Free software is good, but too simple."

June 22, 2014  |  By doocoo81

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.396

Pros

1. Support network backup.
2. Easy to use.

Cons

Lack of many important functions:
No incremental backup (That's untolerable, if use mirror or full method, i can simply use a sync tool)
No encryption.

If I need "full backup", I can simply use 7zip/winrar/windows zip. If I need to "mirror" a directory, I can simply use a sync tool.
Yes it's free, but useless free.

Summary

I have uninstalled it ...

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5 stars

"Works great for almost 1 year now."

February 02, 2014  |  By Hjharris

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

Easy to use and able to specify just what is to be backed up. I have it set up to do 7 different jobs, Videos, Documents, Music, Desktop, Outlook and Photos. Options of "zip, mirror and full" backup formats provide flexibility when capacity constraints are a factor.

Cons

Can't do incremental backups, i.e. only new or changed files. This is available in the "upgrade" versions. Takes quite a long time to do the complete backups because it tests each backup as well.

Summary

I am very pleased with the app and it has improved steadily with occasional updates during the year I have been using it.

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5 stars

"Excellent, robust backup tool."

January 14, 2014  |  By kfitzharr

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

Can back up files/folders; backup and restore to/from USB or network accessed drives; simple, intuitive interface; fast.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

Summary

Amazingly full-featured for a free program. Broad capabilities, including all the 'standard' backup options, but with many more features that the competition holds out for paid upgrades only. It took awhile to find FBackup among all the tools out there, but it was worth the extra searching.

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2 stars

"Useful when it works, which is RARE"

December 09, 2013  |  By longtalker

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

backup can be paused in recent versions - although in reality this makes the software crash (see below); sources can be selected relatively easily

Cons

Basically, this is a massively unstable program. For instance, when trying to pause an ongoing backup, the software will very often crash and has to be forcefully shut down. Also, when file path is too long, it comes with an arcane error message where your options are either to retry (which is of not helpful) or to abort the entire backup.

Summary

Cons massively outweight the pros in this freeware. Authors are very slow to provide support, and are not particularly helpful or professional in their emails.

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1 stars

"Installed failed ... try again!"

December 01, 2013  |  By pobox1914

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

zero ... nothing ... nada

Cons

Will not install

Summary

I'm running windows 7 64 bit and this will not install. Keeps giving me a "installed failed" error message.

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1 stars

"Good gone hopeless"

November 10, 2013  |  By hefaistion

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

I had been using it entirely to my satisfaction for years.

Cons

Latest version does not install. Wants me to check "system authorization", which I have, or just stops installing. Tried with their small size installer and with the full size 50 MB. No problems like this with any other program installations.

Summary

Sloppy work for this update.

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2 stars

"Ease of use......not easy"

October 19, 2013  |  By trihumanish

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

It installs easily

Cons

It is not apparent in it's instructions for the average computer user. It is not easy to use. I have created a back up and saved it on a separate disk but there is no way to check if it's really backed up or just some empty files.

Summary

I'll look around for another one and see what I can come up with.

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1 stars

"For some reason it Wouldn't install on my computer.Why?"

September 04, 2013  |  By verytiredchris

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

It wouldn't install on my computer.

Cons

IT WOULDN'T SAY WHY............... :(

Summary

I Installed Cobian instead,Because somebody else recommended it................ :(

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2 stars

"Couldn't get the scheduler to work"

September 01, 2013  |  By drseed

 |  Version: FBackup 5.0.182

Pros

The program is relatively simple to set up.

Cons

Couldn't get the scheduler to work using the Windows scheduler or the built-in scheduler.

Summary

Not useful for me without a working scheduling function. I ended up using Cobian which worked great and was relatively easy to set up.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2.643
Version 5.2.643 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Softland
Publisher web site http://www.backup4all.com/
Release Date November 24, 2014
Date Added December 10, 2014
Version 5.2.643
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 54.09MB
File Name fbsetup-full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 440,157
Downloads Last Week 170
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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