FBackup

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 128 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.182
  • Total Downloads:
    439,803
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    54.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    134
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Next to antivirus protection, regular backups may be the single most important measure you should take to protect your PC, your data, and yourself, yet studies consistently show it's the preventative measure PC users neglect most. There is simply no excuse for not backing up your system, especially when you consider the following facts: (1) You have a lot of money invested in your hardware and software; (2) Your PC most likely contains files, records, and archives that are important to your life and well-being; (3) something is certain to go wrong; and (4) backups are easy, especially with excellent free backup utilities like FBackup around to do all the work for you. You can schedule regular backups, of course, but you can also choose full or partial backups, levels of compression, drive mirroring, backups of specific folders or files, and much more. It creates standard ZIP files that you can access with any compression utility.

FBackup is based on Backup4all, Softland's flagship product and a powerful backup solution. However, for most users, the freeware utility is more than enough. With a simple two-part interface and a wizard that explains each step, it's about as user friendly as backup utilities get. You can choose either an external device (recommended) or a network location to store your backup.

FBackup is free, and it's ready for Windows 7. It makes regular backups painless, and it produces high-quality backups that will help you recover your system quickly when, not if, something unpleasant occurs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 8 votes

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    • 4 star 0
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  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 128 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 21
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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 5.0.182
Version 5.0.182 completely redesigned interface and contains quick access toolbar, navigation pane, and Windows Explorer contextual pop-up menu.
General
Publisher Softland
Publisher web site http://www.backup4all.com/
Release Date August 26, 2013
Date Added August 26, 2013
Version 5.0.182
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 54.09MB
File Name fbsetup-full.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 439,803
Downloads Last Week 134
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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