File Backup Watcher Free Edition

File Backup Watcher Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.29R1
  • Total Downloads:
    30,130
  • Date Added:
    April 25, 2011
  • File Size:
    12.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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It's good to have a reliable program to watch your back. File Backup Watcher is well-designed and easy to use, with just the right amount of functions and flexibility for the nervous sysadmin or small business. Installation is a snap; the program's interface is stylish and drawn in 3D. A step-by-step wizard (called Profile) walks you through setting up a backup procedure. You can schedule backups as often as needed, and choose a manual or automatic (or grades thereof) start. File Backup Watcher also includes a burner so you can instantly record data onto a CD or DVD. Another nice feature includes the option to change the program language (to your native tongue) as well as to change the look and feel of the program window. Overall, File Backup Watcher is a quality program that eliminates trouble in the backup process.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Not worth downloading"

December 14, 2009  |  By bjunkait

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher Free Edition 2.8.28

Pros

nice thought

Cons

takes up too much cpu, doesn't work very well

Summary

not worth the time

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1 stars

"Hey! Guess what's NOT free! And quite useless, too!"

October 15, 2009  |  By notsofasttex

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher Free Edition 2.8.28

Pros

Looks cool.

Cons

Have NO idea how to make it work. Check out the read-me file, explicitly states that it is "not free software". Funny...all over the place, it says it is. Liars, I guess.

Summary

Pass. Use the Windows default or go out and buy a good back-up software. This is crap.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work for more than one file"

August 02, 2009  |  By linksfield

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher Free Edition 2.8.26

Pros

Looks promising

Cons

Author acknowledges there are problems to be fixed

Summary

Doen't work

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2 stars

"Not what it claims"

February 24, 2007  |  By khamma

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher 2.7.6R1

Pros

Very good looking. Probably OK for backing up to CDs, DVDs.

Cons

Very confusing. There are 3 versions of this product. This version, the $40.00 one, did not have an option to back up to a hard drive even though it claimed to have. The program's status bar proclaims itself the Professional Edition. No help file is available except on line and it doesn't tell you how to use it. Not what I was looking for at all. Way to much $$ for a minimal application.

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1 stars

"I guess it would be a great tool to have."

July 14, 2006  |  By #1PCpro

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher 2.7.6R1

Pros

The plus about it is you can burn to CD or DVD. That in it self is a god thing.

Cons

What I don't like is alot of software on this site, like this one, is put in the "FREE" catagory when in fact nothing about it is free. People are misslead and end up wasting their time with worthless trial downloads that don't function like they're expecting it to. If it says "FREE" it needs to be free and fully functional.

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1 stars

"Not free"

May 15, 2006  |  By steveyork136

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher 2.7.6R1

Pros

This does seem to be a good program,

Cons

but I hate the fact I wasted time installing it when it is not free as stated

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1 stars

"Not free - 15 day trial"

May 06, 2006  |  By immerd

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher 2.7.6R1

Pros

Looks nice, but not free!

Cons

While the license is listed as "free", it is really only a trial version which expires in 15 days.

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3 stars

"Stated free but not free"

March 29, 2006  |  By Kataro

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher 2.7.6R1

Pros

Very nice interface. Nice to use. Not use too much resources while backup. Can schedule backup.

Cons

The only thing is it is a trial ware, not free. Can only use for 15 days. It have limitation, that is cannot working after 15 days if not register (purchase). It should write there clear...

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2 stars

"Completely unintuitive"

February 25, 2006  |  By espdp2

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher 2.7.2R1

Cons

The instructions for FBW was not written by someone who had a firm grasp of English. I spent over an hour just trying to figure out how to backup my files to my USB drive, without success. I finally uninstalled it. Seek another program to do the job.

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4 stars

"Appears to be sound"

February 19, 2006  |  By ashfordkentengland

 |  Version: File Backup Watcher 2.7.2R1

Pros

Free - always a plus!

Easy to install - just be careful to select the Free version

Seems to work well - I am just running it now.

Cons

The English help pages are very difficult to understand - if English is not your first language and/or you are not familiar with this type of software you will have problems understanding the text.

It is slow - about an hour to back up the programme files so far - and is using 99% of my CPU (OK it is only an Athlon 1800 - but even so!)

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Desktop Software
Publisher web site http://www.dswsoft.com
Release Date April 25, 2011
Date Added April 25, 2011
Version 2.8.29R1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.77MB
File Name fbw.setup_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 30,130
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 15-day trial
Price Free

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