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FBackup

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 129 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.137
  • Total Downloads:
    446,833
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 22, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    66.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    72
  • 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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2 stars

"Not worth the aggravation; support is nonexistent"

September 29, 2015  |  By jbsnews

2015-09-29 12:07:37  |  By jbsnews

 |  Version: FBackup 5.4.784

Pros

Great design, works well if and when it works, has a "pause" option, free

Cons

Support is nonexistent; can't register at site to ask questions in their forums [get what you pay for?]. No one responds to emails sent to info@fbackup.com to fix the registration problems, which is shoddy management.

Summary

Nice backup program in theory. Attractive feature is the Pause option, but the program frequently hangs ["not responding"] so the pause option is more of an illusion than a real feature. Program contains bugs. Can't register on the site to ask questions about errors not listed in FAQs or already in the forums. Crashes about once per week and needs to be reinstalled. Not worth the aggravation.

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5 stars

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

July 29, 2014  |  By raidenzxz

2014-07-29 19:01:31  |  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

2014-06-22 20:17:35  |  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

2014-02-02 07:58:08  |  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

2014-01-14 17:37:04  |  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

2013-12-09 09:47:57  |  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

2013-12-01 20:14:24  |  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

2013-11-10 01:32:59  |  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

2013-10-19 12:29:30  |  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

2013-09-04 10:54:56  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.137
Version 6.0.137 improves user interface.
General
Publisher Softland
Publisher web site http://www.backup4all.com/
Release Date March 17, 2016
Date Added March 22, 2016
Version 6.0.137
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements No special requirements
Download Information
File Size 66.6MB
File Name fbsetup-full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 446,833
Downloads Last Week 72
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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