Handy Backup

Handy Backup

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4.7
  • Total Downloads:
    33,168
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    22.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Handy Backup Standard offers users an easy, streamlined approach to backing up important files and folders. Novice users will especially appreciate the program's easy navigation.

The program's user interface doesn't waste your time with too many details. A menu and command toolbar resides at the top of the window. Newly created tasks and their details reside in the panels below the toolbar. A wizard walks you through the process of creating a new task. We were able to quickly add the files that we wanted to backup. From there, we were able to choose the backup location, including external devices such as a USB, CD, or DVD. The program comes with both compression and encryption features. Locating the schedule feature took a little time, but once we found it, we were able to customize our backup schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The Log feature let us save logs of all of our backups for future reference, a small but important detail we appreciated.

Our only complaint with the program is that it installed icons on our Desktop without our permission. Still, novice users will find useful tips for getting started, and the built-in Help feature is sure to answer any questions. All in all, we highly recommend this program for any user interested in reliable file backup.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Frequently freezes requiring reboot"

May 09, 2013  |  By Erbium1535

 |  Version: Handy Backup Home Standard 7.3.5

Pros

HB used to be a reliable program.

Cons

Unreliable
Freezes frequently
Loses backup tasks when upgrading
Backup tasks disappear
Date of backup file is the date of the backup not the file date
The latest versions of HB create a 1 kB file for every backup file with a ".i" extension.

Summary

I have been a user of Handy Backup for several years. I use HB to backup the contents of an NAS drive to a 2 TB drive on my desktop that is only used for backup. I then use Mozy to back up the contents of the 2 TB drive to the cloud. I have been constantly fighting this software to keep it running. I am now looking for a different product because it has become so unreliable. I am currently running HB version 7.3.4.

Older versions of HB seemed to have worked better. Several times, when I upgraded the HB software, I lost all of my tasks. Recently, half of my tasks disappeared. The program freezes very frequently, often daily requiring a computer reboot to clear. The dates of the backup files are the date HB places them on the backup drive not the date of the original file. Along with the backup files, HB also creates ".i" files with a 1KB size for every file

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2 stars

"Non existent customer service"

March 22, 2013  |  By pkegley

 |  Version: Handy Backup Home Standard 7.3.2

Pros

Easy setup once installed.

Cons

No, repeat, NO customer service. Simply ignore email requests for assistance.

If you have occasion to reinstall, I would definitely suggest just installing a different backup program.

Summary

Stay away...

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5 stars

"Simple and powerful backup solution for everyone."

July 02, 2012  |  By sflion

 |  Version: Handy Backup Home Standard 7.2

Pros

Easy to use. Full of features, you have everything you need to keep your data protected. It creates default configuration for your data, so you just need to push one button to have it up and running.

Cons

For advanced usage it requires to create special tasks, which isn't a big problem, but takes some time.

Summary

I recommended the nice piece of software to my friends and my boss. If you want to forget about data protection, this is the way to go.

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1 stars

"Freezes, Cant register, Error on backup, Cant Complete"

March 29, 2012  |  By DOKTOR22

 |  Version: Handy Backup Home Standard 7.1.1

Pros

none None none

Cons

- Freezes each time it runs
- Keeps asking to re-register once a week
- While it tries to register - cant connect to server most times
- Cant complete backup to 100% - it freezes on 20% or 85%
- YOu have to reboot computer to unfreeze it
- Tech support cant help you much

Summary

Terrible piece of software (even after update to 7.1). I had it for 2 months and every week it was a different story. Different issue NON STOP. I got tired and disputed the charge. No help from support.

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1 stars

"Stay away!"

October 03, 2011  |  By arnomd

 |  Version: Handy Backup Standard 6.9.6

Pros

If you reinstall windows or change the hardrivem you have to re-register the program. This does not work since they do not repsond to emails.

Cons

Reliable, versatile and simple interface.

Summary

The pros do not help when one cannot re-install the program.

Updated on Oct 3, 2011

I belated see that my criticism should have been directed to the Russian splitt-off company NOT to the original US company. Sorry!

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3 stars

"Good app but too bad services"

May 13, 2011  |  By Prabaswari

 |  Version: Handy Backup Standard 6.9.4

Pros

Good application

Cons

When I lose my license number services they can not send me my license I should get and charge me some money !!!bad services !!!

Summary

You must ensure to Nofosoft that they will give you license number if it lost

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1 stars

"Too bad I can't rate 0 stars. Buyer beware!"

February 17, 2010  |  By mtnclimber22

 |  Version: Handy Backup Standard 6.5.1

Pros

Nothing, nada

Cons

Purchased this software and had problems installing it. Support is NON-existant. Will NOT reply to questions. Kiss your money goodbye if you buy from these losers.

I will be spreading the word far and wide about these thieves.

Summary

Would not install properly. Support responded to first couple of questions several days later and I guess since they have no idea how to fix the problem have completely quit responding. I am steaming mad and out the money I paid for this. You are throwing your money away if you buy from these people.

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3 stars

"Handy Backup Review"

September 29, 2007  |  By birhead

 |  Version: Handy Backup 5.8

Pros

I liked the program because of its simplicity.

Cons

I got this program thinking it would solve my problem of backup issues. To date I have it on two computers and it has always had errors during the backup process. I haven't been able to get it to restore what is backuped. Maybe it will get better with each upgrade???

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1 stars

"HORRIBLE Customer Support"

March 04, 2007  |  By jonjra

 |  Version: Handy Backup 5.6

Pros

It is a nice program for the money, although they will charge you twice the price to download version that will write DVDs

Cons

I have recommended this program to many of my customers, and have bought probably 80 copies, I had a customer who had to reload there machine and was trying to get a copy of serial number to reinstall, Their technical support has not responded to 14 emails and 6 phone calls over the last 3 months, so just know your buying it as is.

Summary

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Updated on May 12, 2011

Looking back, I did not see I had given a 1 star, not deserved. It is a very good program for the money. One thing I learned is handybackup.com is an American company, while handybackup.net is an overseas company that an exact knockoff. remember which one you bought it from. The .com I know answer emails within a couple days nowadays.

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5 stars

"A good choice of backup software"

March 01, 2007  |  By Yaurik

 |  Version: Handy Backup 5.5

Pros

I love this software. I recommend it to all my clients. Especially now that it has DVD burning which is great for most

small business. I use it to back up inexpensive NAS's ... It keeps getting better!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.4.7
Handy Backup 7.4.7 provides renewed interface and enhanced data saving scheme.
General
Publisher Novosoft
Publisher web site http://www.novosoft-usa.com/
Release Date April 15, 2014
Date Added April 16, 2014
Version 7.4.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 22.95MB
File Name handybackup_748_install.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,168
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39

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