FBackup is freeware backup program for Windows. FBackup protects your important files and folders from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space. Using FBackup you can easily backup to any local or network drive or to external drives (such as USB drives).
FBackup can backup open/locked files and it can perform full and mirror backups (backup type that does not compress the files). When defining a backup you can also set file filters and schedule the backup for automatic execution.
Reviewing 4.8.289 (Jan 11, 2013)
Who would ever call themselves "DudeBoyz"?
Anyway, his review is rubbish. I have found this product to be quite good. Reliable and does what it says on the box :-)
Reviewing 4.8.278 (Jul 13, 2012)
First, you guys have a very ugly website. Incredibly unprofessional right from the start.
Moving on, the free version is so crippled it makes it virtually useless. It's nothing more than a worthless taste to push you towards their $50 Backup4All Pro.
Save yourself the trouble and just go purchase O&O Disk Image 6 Pro instead.
Reviewing 4.6.263 (Feb 17, 2012)
As a disk cloning program like Acronis, this software rates a zero, because that's not what it is. As a file backup program, it's excellent. I especially like the "Exact Mirror" mode. Very light on resources, can be made portable with a little effort. Try it, you will like it! 6 stars out of 5!
Reviewing 4.6.259 (Oct 18, 2011)
Use 'True Image', used it for Donkeys years & never let me down yet, this software here is a piece of junk.
BTW Peter, your 'Homepage' is broken.
Reviewing 4.6.255 (Aug 10, 2011)
It now works for me. The free version is somewhat crippled, but you can get by with it. Building backup sets is somewhat awkward, but you wind up with a usable backup. It has a nice built-in scheduler that is reliable. A feature here, a feature there would easily make FBackup the best free backup program out there.
Version 4.4 of FBackup (will be released very soon) will have the possibility to minimize to tray.
Have you considered an option to start FBackup minimized to the tray?
I ask that because a backup program should start with Windows. Every time I start or re-start Windows, I have to minimize FBackup. It does get tedious!
Now it lists changes in build 143 too. The changelog on the website is modified only after the build propagates on the main mirror site(s), that's why the delay. However, the "Check for updates" option in FBackup itself always show the latest changelog until you update it, so before updating you can see if you need to do so or not.
From the forum on their website, though it doesn't list .143
FBackup 4.2 build 140 was released. This new version contains several important changes, update is recommended.
What's changed in FBackup 4.2.140:
* New: Added Unicode filename support (files with non-standard characters can be easily backed up now)
* New: FBackup is now compatible with 64-bit operating systems too
* Update: Added "Select columns" option in the right-click menu of the Scheduler window (and 2 additional columns)
* Update: Added a new button for "Ignore all" during restore
* Update: Sources can be modified now even after selecting a Predefined Backup job (this way a backup job can be used as a "template" for future backup jobs)
You can download the new version here: FBackup 4.2.140 (the download page still shows version 4.1 because download.com takes a while to update, so use the above mentioned direct link to download the newest version).
Posted 2 weeks ago #
In FBackup 4.2.141 and 4.2.142 several access violation errors were fixed.