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Assisting home PC users to back up their files .
To assist home PC users in these troubled economic times and to help them understand the importance of data backups, GFI Software is offering for free its newly-developed backup and recovery software GFI Backup 2009.
GFI Backup 2009 will allow all home PC users to keep regular and updated copies of their precious memories in the form of pictures, video, and other files and safeguard their data in case something goes wrong.
Loss of data for individuals can be heartbreaking as memories, personal documents and important files are lost due to hard disk failure or a virus attack. With this free software, we are assisting people to be better prepared, especially when they are trying to cut costs wherever possible. Because we care!
GFI Backup 2009 is an easy-to-use backup and recovery software solution that allows users to backup all their important files and, whenneeded, recover the data within minutes using the productвЂ™s wizard-driven interface. GFI Backup 2009 does not use a proprietary format; all data is saved to common ZIP files. This makes it easy to restore data to a computer that may not have GFI Backup installed on it.
Data can be stored on virtually any storage device available such as internal or external hard disks, on local area network (LAN) locations, CD/DVD media, removable media devices (USB sticks, memory sticks, flash memory, floppy disks, ZIP disks, JAZ, etc.) and remote locations using FTP with upload auto-resume. Data can also be protected with military-strength 256-bit AES strong encryption.
FREE, Easy-to-use backup software for all your backup and recovery requirements
When was the last time you backed up all the important files on your hard disk? Do you have a backup copy of those precious photos taken on your last holiday, of your resume and other important documents you have created, or of your favorite music and movies? While most computer users admit backups are important, few people actually do soвЂ¦ until it is too late and the damage has been done.
By minimizing the risk of loss, backing up your files is similar to taking out an insurance policy on your data. Now, with GFI Backupв„ў 2009 - Home Edition, you will never have to worry if your hard disk fails or a virus wipes out your data.
GFI Backup 2009 allows you to back up all your important documents, photos, music, emails and program settings using a simple but smart wizard-driven interface to nearly every any storage device (including local and external disk drives, LAN, CD/DVD, removable devices, remote FTP servers, etc.). Download and use GFI Backup 2009 today вЂ“ a FREE easy-to-use backup software solution, designed for secure backups of all your important data.
Why Choose GFI Backup 2009?
* Secure backup of all your important files for FREE
* Easy-to-use wizard-driven interface вЂ“ perfect for beginners
* Restore your data in minutes using common ZIP format
* Back up to nearly any storage device
* Fast, efficient, full-featured backup solution
Easy-to-use wizard-driven interface
A tree-view file manager allows you to see all the files that are in a backup task and the new files that will be stored in the next backup session. GFI Backup 2009 will start automatically (this option can be disabled from the program options) at Windows Startup and can be accessed from the system tray. The user interface can be used in Simple or Advanced mode.
Numerous backup storage options
GFI Backup 2009 allows you to back up on internal or external hard disks, on local area network (LAN) locations, CD/DVD media, removable media devices (USB sticks, memory sticks, flash memory, floppy disks, etc.), and remote locations using FTP with upload auto-resume.
Synchronize files and folders
The productвЂ™s Sync Tasks feature allow you to synchronize folders from different media, enabling you to synchronize your MP3s on a USB stick with those on your computer, for example, or your laptop documents with those on your office desktop computer.
Backup program settings for various applications
Using a public scripting engine, GFI Backup 2009 allows you to back up programs settings for various applications such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Outlook email, Outlook Express email, Thunderbird, Eudora, Windows settings and Address Book.
Backup open files using Volume Shadow Copy Service
You can back up files even if they are still open using WindowsвЂ™ Volume Shadow Copy Service. (You must have administrative rights for this service to work as well as Windows XP with SP1 or above, or Windows Vista).
Standard Zip archives for backups
GFI Backup 2009 does not use proprietary archive formats but uses the standard Zip file format. This allows for data to be restored manually from the backup even if GFI Backup 2009 is not installed. You can choose to create self-extracting archives as well as backups without compression for faster processing and redundancy. If using ZIP compression, GFI Backup 2009 can split and span the archive over multiple hard-drives.
Incremental and differential backups
GFI Backup 2009 can be configured to back up only new and changed files (incremental), or to delete from the current backup the files that no longer exist in the source location (differential). GFI Backup also provides a version control mechanism that allows you to keep multiple versions of a file in stacked backups.
Military-strength 256-bit AES strong encryption
GFI Backup 2009 uses military-strength 256-bit AES strong encryption to protect backed up data privacy. AES encryption algorithm has been adopted by NIST as an FIPS-approved (Federal Information Processing Standard) symmetric encryption algorithm that should be used by US Government organizations (and others) to protect sensitive information.
Predefined searching filters
Predefined searching filters allow you to search for specific types of files. You can choose to back up music files, productivity documents, photos and other specific file types from all your hard-drives, without selecting each folder individually. The program will search all fixed drives for you. You can also select your own masks.
GFI Backup 2009 carries out CRC verification of each file it copies during the backup process to ensure the integrity and consistency of those files.
Backup Windows Registry
You can include your Windows registry in the backup. This feature should only be used by experienced users.
Built-in easy-to-use task scheduler
GFI Backup 2009 does not rely on the standard Windows Task Scheduler, but implements a more advanced inbuilt scheduling mechanism.
GFI Backup 2009 can be configured to send error or warning notification emails and summary reports for each finished backup task. Additional options allow you to attach the backup log file and send the email to several addresses.
Detailed logs of all backup operations
GFI Backup 2009 writes local logs of all backup operations with details on what was backed up, start and end times, elapsed times, summary information, operation status, possible warnings and errors. The logs are per task, or consolidated logs of all tasks. Logs can be exported to HTML.
* Intel Pentium III processor or above
* 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
* 8 MB free hard drive space
* Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional SP2, SP3 (x86 and the x64 versions) and all editions of Windows Vista except for Vista Starter (x86 and the x64 versions)
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstal