FBackup FBackup 8.6.288 for Windows

by Softland

Avg. Rating 3.7 (170 votes)

File Details

File Size 86.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 36,401
Publisher Softland
Homepage FBackup

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

breebree

breebree reviewed v5.0.460 on May 28, 2014

Have been using this for quiet awhile, recently the puter took a surge [and let lots of blue smoke out the back of the power supply]. One new PS later and a new Hard Drive that had died, I turned to my back ups on a removable hard drive.. installed windows 7 from cd and got the system stable with all updates and drivers ect. I don't use FB for disk imaging as its not meant for that and i knew that going in , its meant to backup data/pics/music files ect.. well got the stuff installed then got out the FB backups. they went right in to the data folders where i had back them up out of originally. all my pics, music, and most importantly my banking was restored perfectly.
This prog is for just that. backup of your data files.. it does this perfectly and reliably as the media you put it on. I has never let me down . I use its big brother Backup4All for full disk images and it to has done its job.. ,, why 2 Backup programs. well for short i don't NEED a huge program to backup just data files. FBackup is a simple way to keep your personal files backed up and that just in case happens, and it WILL happen .So for me its a great program. It works as ment to , Its fast and simple. it just does its job.. They one thing i Wish they would add is a incremental back up mode.IE just backup what has changed in the folders you tell it to.

sajjansinghania

sajjansinghania reviewed v5.0.370 on Feb 23, 2014

Useless childish software. Not worth even when free. Does not offer even basic needs. Support is unreachable. Registering into support is like climbing on himalayas.

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.325 on Jan 18, 2014

CyberDoc999,

I simply DO NOT have to mirror 4 tb of data. If you do then I believe that there are MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES than this rubbish software. Try Bvckup (http://www.bvckup.com/).

These ratings are based on the way the software being rated meets the needs, requirements and experience of the individual who is undertaking the rating. So if my rating is one star and yours is five stars it DOES NOT mean my rating is not valid. You need to think about these issues a little before committing to print.

Peter

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v5.0.325 on Jan 17, 2014

pjafrombbay good ...you do not need it ... try and mirror 4 tb of data and you will see a new need

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.314 on Jan 7, 2014

MY LAST RANT ON THIS SOFTWARE
---------------------------------------------
I used the link to the FBackup home page. I was able to find a link to the "Change Log" buried at the bottom of the home page. The Change Log's last entry is dated Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:25 pm and that was for the "Final Release" for FBackup version 5. There have been many releases since; the current version being 5.0.314. What has been fixed in these upgrades? Who knows!
I intend to stick with NOT USING ANY back-up software; its simply system bloat. Use a good two-pane file manager and simply copy your files from your computer to your back-up drive. Its easy and one less software product to monitor/maintain.

Regards,
Peter

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.309 on Dec 21, 2013

There have been several minor releases since my critical review below. Softland is NOT telling us what has been fixed/addressed in these upgrades. So I guess I will maintain my low rating and "Don't use" recommendation.

Actually, I have recently upgraded my PC to Windows 8 (as a result of earlier problems with FBackup) and am backing up my Windows Libraries by just copying the directories from my hard drive to my USB connected backup drive. Who actually needs backup software. I have used Xplorer2 (a two paned file manager) instead of Windows Explorer (a single pane file manager) for years. I am simply copying libraries (directories) from one pane to the other. I'm doing this without the pain of using specific backup software (the pun was deliberately intended :-) ).

Regards,
Peter

PS: Merry holiday season to fileForum users all around the world

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.304 on Dec 16, 2013

This software caused a really annoying problem on my computer causing me days of effort trying to resolve the issue. I was getting an error with a program called ntdll.dll and every Googled solution had no effect. Good detective work tracked the issue down to FBackup. Once the program was uninstalled (three days after the problem started (and I updated this software)) all was well again. I have since uninstalled doPDF which is developed by the same crew that does FBackup -- can't trust them.

Now I use bvckup instead of FBackup and Bullzip instead of doPDF; I'm happy with both.

Regards,
Peter

oompoop

oompoop reviewed v5.0.245 on Nov 25, 2013

... to much online business.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v5.0.230 on Nov 7, 2013

The ribbon made it useless.

breebree

breebree reviewed v5.0.230 on Nov 7, 2013

Have used this software both for back up and more importantly for restore. It worked as advertised. It was simple and worked well. It has saved me now twice when a bad motherboard took out the hard drives in raid mirror setup. I like the better package now due to the greater range of ability. That said for simple backup this program worked for me very well and I would use it for that and still do.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (170 votes)
Your Rating
breebree

breebree reviewed v5.0.460 on May 28, 2014

Have been using this for quiet awhile, recently the puter took a surge [and let lots of blue smoke out the back of the power supply]. One new PS later and a new Hard Drive that had died, I turned to my back ups on a removable hard drive.. installed windows 7 from cd and got the system stable with all updates and drivers ect. I don't use FB for disk imaging as its not meant for that and i knew that going in , its meant to backup data/pics/music files ect.. well got the stuff installed then got out the FB backups. they went right in to the data folders where i had back them up out of originally. all my pics, music, and most importantly my banking was restored perfectly.
This prog is for just that. backup of your data files.. it does this perfectly and reliably as the media you put it on. I has never let me down . I use its big brother Backup4All for full disk images and it to has done its job.. ,, why 2 Backup programs. well for short i don't NEED a huge program to backup just data files. FBackup is a simple way to keep your personal files backed up and that just in case happens, and it WILL happen .So for me its a great program. It works as ment to , Its fast and simple. it just does its job.. They one thing i Wish they would add is a incremental back up mode.IE just backup what has changed in the folders you tell it to.

sajjansinghania

sajjansinghania reviewed v5.0.370 on Feb 23, 2014

Useless childish software. Not worth even when free. Does not offer even basic needs. Support is unreachable. Registering into support is like climbing on himalayas.

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.325 on Jan 18, 2014

CyberDoc999,

I simply DO NOT have to mirror 4 tb of data. If you do then I believe that there are MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES than this rubbish software. Try Bvckup (http://www.bvckup.com/).

These ratings are based on the way the software being rated meets the needs, requirements and experience of the individual who is undertaking the rating. So if my rating is one star and yours is five stars it DOES NOT mean my rating is not valid. You need to think about these issues a little before committing to print.

Peter

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v5.0.325 on Jan 17, 2014

pjafrombbay good ...you do not need it ... try and mirror 4 tb of data and you will see a new need

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.314 on Jan 7, 2014

MY LAST RANT ON THIS SOFTWARE
---------------------------------------------
I used the link to the FBackup home page. I was able to find a link to the "Change Log" buried at the bottom of the home page. The Change Log's last entry is dated Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:25 pm and that was for the "Final Release" for FBackup version 5. There have been many releases since; the current version being 5.0.314. What has been fixed in these upgrades? Who knows!
I intend to stick with NOT USING ANY back-up software; its simply system bloat. Use a good two-pane file manager and simply copy your files from your computer to your back-up drive. Its easy and one less software product to monitor/maintain.

Regards,
Peter

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.309 on Dec 21, 2013

There have been several minor releases since my critical review below. Softland is NOT telling us what has been fixed/addressed in these upgrades. So I guess I will maintain my low rating and "Don't use" recommendation.

Actually, I have recently upgraded my PC to Windows 8 (as a result of earlier problems with FBackup) and am backing up my Windows Libraries by just copying the directories from my hard drive to my USB connected backup drive. Who actually needs backup software. I have used Xplorer2 (a two paned file manager) instead of Windows Explorer (a single pane file manager) for years. I am simply copying libraries (directories) from one pane to the other. I'm doing this without the pain of using specific backup software (the pun was deliberately intended :-) ).

Regards,
Peter

PS: Merry holiday season to fileForum users all around the world

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v5.0.304 on Dec 16, 2013

This software caused a really annoying problem on my computer causing me days of effort trying to resolve the issue. I was getting an error with a program called ntdll.dll and every Googled solution had no effect. Good detective work tracked the issue down to FBackup. Once the program was uninstalled (three days after the problem started (and I updated this software)) all was well again. I have since uninstalled doPDF which is developed by the same crew that does FBackup -- can't trust them.

Now I use bvckup instead of FBackup and Bullzip instead of doPDF; I'm happy with both.

Regards,
Peter

oompoop

oompoop reviewed v5.0.245 on Nov 25, 2013

... to much online business.

smaragdus

smaragdus reviewed v5.0.230 on Nov 7, 2013

The ribbon made it useless.

breebree

breebree reviewed v5.0.230 on Nov 7, 2013

Have used this software both for back up and more importantly for restore. It worked as advertised. It was simple and worked well. It has saved me now twice when a bad motherboard took out the hard drives in raid mirror setup. I like the better package now due to the greater range of ability. That said for simple backup this program worked for me very well and I would use it for that and still do.

jacobjackson

jacobjackson reviewed v5.0 Build 168 Beta on Aug 24, 2013

fbackup is perfect

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v4.8.289 on Jan 11, 2013

DudeBoyz

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 :-)

Regards,
Peter

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v4.8.278 on 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.

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.6.263 on 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!

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v4.6.259 on 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.

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.6.255 on 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.

adamw

adamw reviewed v4.5.234 on Feb 27, 2011

Tried version 4.x (4.3?) and ended up with several files at the destination full of zeroes. Didn't have time to troubleshoot, so just removed it and switched to SyncBack.

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.5.229 on Oct 19, 2010

Doesn't work correctly for me.

pjafrombbay

pjafrombbay reviewed v4.4.218 on Sep 1, 2010

These 1 star ratings may reflect the writers' experiences but they do not reflect my experience with this neat product.

My backup needs are quite simple; backup "My Documents" and an XAMPP development directory to a USB connected HDD. FBackup works fine. It has the ability to "save" backup jobs and will backup to either a zip archive or a "mirror" archive (simple copy of source files).

This is a good product that has an easy to use UI and works well.

Highly recommended. 4 stars because nothings perfect!

Peter

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.4.218 on Aug 31, 2010

does not work correctly
pure junk

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.4.213 on Jun 30, 2010

Nice program, it works OK for 95% of home backup needs.

Having said that, the developer really needs to learn Windows conventions. Every backup program I have ever used has an option to start minimized to the tray, and close the program to the tray. It's a flat out a deal killer when the behavior is all weird. What good is a backup program that pops up in your face on Windows start, you then hit the "X" and it totally closes out? You won't get any backups that day, that's what! Give it 1 point for being functional, 4 points off for being impractical and for the developer being stubborn.

RollDatKernelMyBrotha

RollDatKernelMyBrotha reviewed v4.4.196 on Apr 15, 2010

Simple backup program. Power users look elsewhere.
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"I have spent too much time with Unix with its simple utlities that do simple things. "

ThePastIsTheFuture(TM)

Yup. A lot of the backup programs for desktop linux IS too simple and that's a problem not an advantage. Backup ninja and rdiff are limited compared to say Cobian Backup.

Try Acebackup with versioning support.

http://www.acebackup.com/highlights.htm

For rsync clone, try "DeltaCopy" opensource freeware:

http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp

zackattack

zackattack reviewed v4.4.194 on Mar 17, 2010

The problem I have with a lot of backup programs is that they are trying too hard to be a Swiss Army knife of a file management. They sync, then clone, they mirror, compress, encrypt, etc. Perhaps it is the True Windows way and I have spent too much time with Unix with its simple utlities that do simple things.

FBackup is somewhat better in this regard as it is more focused, but still not quite what I was looking for. It is stable and well done. The usability can use some improvement as per other's comments. Also some essential features are missing, specifically the differential rsync-like file copying, which is a must for me.

therube

therube reviewed v4.4.194 on Mar 4, 2010

Only looked at it briefly, & biggest nits that I have:

Source files can only be local (i.e. cannot be from a Network drive).
Destination can be to a Network drive.

After the file selection, there is no Preview, so you don't know what (if anything) it will actually backup until it actually does so. (The first backup is "Full", so that should include everything. Later "Full" backups are actually "incremental" so they would only include changed files. Though it would be nice to know ahead of time what they are.)

umi81

umi81 reviewed v4.4.188 on Jan 20, 2010

Quite intuitive, UI remembers Cobian, so far working fine for me.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v4.3.179 on Dec 15, 2009

I've tried this but didn't care for the gui. I prefer simple mirroring and synkron (for it's minor gripes) works perfect for me.

Mystiqq

Mystiqq reviewed v4.3.171 on Dec 8, 2009

I've got same situation as "bobap" below.

I like the FBackup interface has but there's just not enough options. e.g. i cannot have zip compressed backup when using "mirror" option(!). Hope the developer takes a look at Cobian... ;)

BlackDragon64

BlackDragon64 reviewed v4.3.171 on Nov 19, 2009

@bigalgeorge: Actually it does do a kind of differential/incremental backup: When you use the MIRROR type of backup, t creates a backup on first run, and then after that it ONLY backs up the new or changed files. I use the mirror backup regularly.

As to the functionality of this program, it does its job exceptionally well. And now they have added USB destinations for backups this only makes it all the better.

The only gripe I have is this post shows under release 171 of version 4.3.
While on the developers site, it only has release 167, so I will wait to actually download once the developers site reflects the release number as "legit".

But, I HIGHLY recommend this program. Does what it says and does it very well.

bigalgeorge

bigalgeorge reviewed v4.2.150 on Jul 31, 2009

o Easy and non-invasive installation.
o very tidy and simple interface
o smart interface eg advanced and basic modes of backup.
o backups and restore work as desired
o a huge advantage of this program is it offers shadow backup
o gave it a 4 originally because it failed on large destination with error 'There is not enough space on the disk' , but have downgraded because it does not do differential or incremental backups which IMHO are a prerequisite.

elitegangsta

elitegangsta reviewed v4.2.144 on Jul 3, 2009

SO far works from what I've tested here in my shop. Appears to run great, solid, fast, small footprint, so far I love it to all the commercial alternatives. Also beats out NT Backup 10 fold in my opinion!

bobad

bobad reviewed v4.2.143 on Jun 29, 2009

Nice backup program. Seems kind of large. It's very annoying that it doesn't start to the tray. Who wants a big window popping up in your face every time you turn on your computer? It doesn't even minimize correctly to the tray. It leaves the icon on the task bar. Fix that problem, and I would actually dump Cobian Backup and use FBackup. It would also be considerate and professional of the developer to post a change log.

Pfurri

Pfurri reviewed v4.1.136 on Apr 29, 2009

Just great and even more than just a backup tool !!! Very good job, go on guys !

BlackDragon64

BlackDragon64 reviewed v4.1.131 on Mar 25, 2009

Does what it does very well. Just DON'T expect the same amount of power and bells-n-whistles of its big brother Backup4All. But for doinf simple backup to a ZIP file or doing what it calls "mirroring" it does the job well.
I used it to mirror some important files to another location, went well.
You DO have to config the choices JUST RIGHT tho.
Has BASIC scheduling ability.

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