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Handy Backup

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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


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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1 stars

"Used to be great and reliable, latest version sucks..."

May 03, 2015  |  By Paul Craven

 |  Version: Handy Backup 7.4.7




Fails to backup!!
I used it for FTP downloading of web sites, as I had with the previous version.
New version, is just way too slow, 2 hours to backup 16000 files.
I wrote a batch file using LFTP, which performs the same download and zip in 10 minutes.
It lost connection and access to the LOCAL hard disks, not sure how that is even possible.
Interface changes are clumsy and counter-productive.
If you have a lot of FTP sites it's not easy to use.
Reported my problems to the tech support about 6 times over six months, they replied, I sent logs, but no real replies or improvements


Stay away if you want a reliable backup solution.
They have taken a half decent product and trashed it.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.4.7
Handy Backup 7.4.7 provides renewed interface and enhanced data saving scheme.
Publisher Novosoft
Publisher web site
Release Date April 15, 2014
Date Added April 16, 2014
Version 7.4.7
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 22.95MB
File Name handybackup_748_install.msi
Total Downloads 33,291
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39

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