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Nero BackItUp 2014

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Nero BackItUp 2014 is a redesigned aid for backing up common files such as music, movies, photos, and documents.


Multitask: BackItUp allows you to multitask and set new backup processes while current ones are running. For example, you can create custom images if you want to make discrete chunks of different backup files.

Device support: Nero BackItUp supports file backups from Android phones and tablets, with a unified design that spans all machines, including PCs. The universal design makes the experience consistent and easy on any platform.

Clear walkthrough: Nero walks you through the entire backup process, clearly delineating where you're saving your files and where they reside, using large images and minimal interfaces. Though the manual backup mode is available for free, any scheduled backups require a premium fee, which at the asking price is a low barrier to entry.


More steps: The "2 step, 3 step" process is a bit misleading, as each step can require several clicks. However, it's good to see Nero taking active strides in walking users through the process. That process may not be intuitive for newbies, but it's not impossible.

Limited for savvy users: For many advanced users, Nero's BackItUp isn't a backup application in the traditional, full-on hard drive re-imaging sense. BackItUp is for simpler processes with individual files, documents, photos, and the like. If your hard drive dies, don't expect this app to restore your computer to an exact system state.

Final Verdict:

If you know how to use and save files to separate media like USB drives and discs, then most of what Nero offers in its core service might not be necessary. It's just as easy to drag and drop files onto a jump drive. But Nero has a long history of expertise in data backup tools that make a basic process a bit more robust, with the added benefits of encryption and automatic restorations. By taking the guesswork out of creating backups, combined with an intuitive user flow and clear design, BackItUp has something for everyone. The premium cloud services come at affordable prices, all the way up to an $8 monthly fee that promises unlimited data storage in the cloud. Heavy cloud users would probably get the most value from the premium service, but if you're no stranger to hard drive imaging and more traditional system restorations, then I'd recommend passing.

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1 stars

"Completely Dysfunctional and Therefore Worthless"

May 20, 2014  |  By AlynAlyxWest

 |  Version: Nero BackItUp 2014 15.0.17


Seems to have decent, simple, straightforward layout and interface.


Doesn't work. Crashes every time with rhyme, reason, explanation, or link/suggestions to hunt down and fix whatever wrong, just a simple 'this program has stopped working, Windows will notify you when there's a solution'...which hasn't happened yet and is EXTREMELT frustrating and annoying considering all my files from years if my life that I need to access for an autobiographical documentary project somehow all got stored with .nco file extensions (I guess I used Nero in the past), but now I can access them to save my life because Nero's token product for doing so SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK AS IT IS INTENDED TO...NOT AT ALL...PERIOD. I can select files with the .nco extension and designate the folder I'd like to restore them to...but instead of restoring my files to a useable format as intended and claimed to do, it just crashes every time without restoring any successfully, and that's that...there's no recourse...just the "windows will notify you when there's a solution."


Completely worthless and extremely frustrating waste of time in my case, also leaving me completely stranded and helpless in accessing the GIGS of extremely important and valuable content off these old hard drives b/c they're in the .nco format. HALP!!!

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1 stars

"Seems like common-place review-fraud to me!"

December 16, 2013  |  By MonicaRaymundFan

 |  Version: Nero BackItUp 2014 15.0.17


None! Nero software sucks all-around, their software style, their software functionality, their software licensing strategy, their software quality, etc. etc. etc.... It all sucks...royally. They put no thought or care into anything they make or do.


Everything! Nero software sucks all-around, their software style, their software functionality, their software licensing strategy, their software quality, etc. etc. etc.... It all sucks...royally. They put no thought or care into anything they make or do.


There is some major review-fraud that may be unfolding here. E.g. Nero Pays CNET employee to post a realistic (seasoned with some real but very trivial negative critiques) review, that overall gives people a favorable opinion of Nero (mission accomplished, right?), and people buy and download their buggy (unbeknownst to them) product(s), and are doomed with contemptible, buggy, hideous, bloated, non-functioning software that just won't go away. Nero re-deposits some of the money people pay for their software to bribe CNET employees into posting more bogus reviews [to offset the real and very commonly negative reviews]! Nero Keeps getting money to stay in business. End of Story.

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5 stars

"That was simple. Just set up my first backup job."

December 12, 2013  |  By KarlsQuell

 |  Version: Nero BackItUp 2014 15.0.17


- quick installation
- very simple and intuitive to setup a job
- if you're into online backup, the offer for unlimited storage is great
- also installed the app on my Nexus, didn't even know they had stuff like that


- wish the indication of jobs running in the background was a bit more obvious


I just set up a backup for all my files, for the first time, ever. It feels good. I hope that the continuos backup functionality takes care of everything without me having to think about it ever again. :)

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4 stars

"All-in <br /><br />All-in-one, simple way to auto backup."

December 12, 2013  |  By exploremore06

 |  Version: Nero BackItUp 2014 15.0.17


-Simple wizard like.
-If you go for paid sub, nice to have continuous,auto backup upon any additions to selected folder/target. Seems like set it, forget it


Currently mobile only covers Android support, should have iOS etc support in future

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Full Specifications

Publisher Nero
Publisher web site http://www.nero.com
Release Date December 04, 2013
Date Added December 12, 2013
Version 15.0.17
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.01MB
File Name BackItUp_1.0.4.4_cnet.exe
Total Downloads 8,010
Downloads Last Week 43
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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