The program provides standard functionality for backing up and synchronizing your data. Like many similar applications, Second Copy is based on profiles that store information about what files to back up, where and when to do so, and so on.
The program can back up 25 versions of the same file, handy for those users who routinely make a lot of changes. All you have to do to create a new profile is modify a similar one. You can group numerous profiles and run backups automatically in the background. For more advanced users, the program offers FTP support, command-line options, and macros.
Its otherwise handy and clear interface would gain from integrating dialog and option windows in the common shell, but what it really lacks is a tree view for profiles. However, Second Copy's functionality and price are adequate for both small-business and home users, especially those comfortable with technology.
Second Copy copies files and folders from one location to another on the same drive, another drive or across the network. You can setup "profiles" that describe the source location, the destination location, and the frequency at which you want to copy the files. Second Copy monitors the source files for changes or additions and then automatically copies the new or changed files to their designated destination. An easy to use setup profile Wizard, makes configuration job a snap. Advanced options include PKZIP compatible compression, password protection, AES encryption, two-way directory synchronization and background thread priority control. You can also include or exclude specific file or sets of files from the copy and keep up to 25 old versions of files. Once you configure the profiles with your important file locations, the program sits as an icon in Windows "system tray" and unobtrusively copies files in the background. Copy files using FTP.Sends email notification after backup. Can be used to synchronize files between the desktop and laptop, or between two remote sites. Also useful for distributing software to several PCs on the network. Second Copy supports copying of open files using Windows Shadow Copy. It can also copy long filenames and supports unicode characters.
What's new in this version:
Version 8.1.2 has fixed Run All Profiles button which was not working in Non-English interface.