Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your . Manually, This will allow you to type out the path to the files or. Cobian Backup is an excellant free backup software for Windows. Read this review and tutorial to learn how to use Cobian Backup. This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Cobian Backup software. Cobian is a simple file replication software that allows users to restore lost/ damaged.

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When the computer is started it can take some time until the service get started, so you can ignore this error.

Cobian Backup – An Excellent Free Backup Software for Windows

Read more about this utility in the Help file under “Menu-Tools”. The user interface is the “dummy” program that you see in the system tray. In this version, you CAN use timestamps. Check also that you are uploading to the right directory. June 8, at 3: Does Cobian Backup work in Windows 8 and 10? Most backup programs store the backed up data in proprietary file formats that require you to use the same backup program to restore your data.

In version 10, you can add a parameter to force the server to send you the listing with all hidden files.

When impersonating an user and using VSS, the program logs on mxnual impersonated user twice. Anyway, if you want to torture your system, you can download version 3 or 4 from my site.

In this document I will discuss about the theory of backups. The interface is simple and I find it quiet easy to set up the backup.


ListName start the program using the list on ListName. Q – I get a popup window when the interface starts.

How to backup and restore your data using Cobian Backup

If possible, check also NAT fast track. Cobian Backup is a 32 bit application and, on 64 bit systems it must run under WOW If you select this option you will need to enter your FTP site login information in order for the program to access the files.

Do I need cobiwn use Volume Shadow Copies? That cannot be re-created as easy. NEVER ask me to add this. To make matters worse, there always seems to be a security hole in your software or operating system that is not fixed fast enough that could When you have finished selecting the files you wish to backup and the location to store the backups, click on the OK button. Yes, it works just fine in Windows 8 and Once you have selected all the files and folders you wish to backup, please click on the Add button for the Cogian section to select the folder or Nanual site that you wish to store backyp backups.

This will allow you to select directories that you would like to backup. In many cases those who become infected unknowingly become a breeding ground for unwanted programs and criminal activity.

Next you will be shown a window containing the License Agreement. This can be used as a batch file in a “Before backup” event and seems to work OK must of the times.

Cobkan was searching for a good backup program that is a freeware and stumbled up on Cobian Backup. Click the menu List-Import to convert the old format into the new one. How do I fix that? Try to use the exact caption as a parameter when closing programs, but you can also use only a part of the caption if you are sure that only one window contains these words.


The program you want to stop is running in another desktop.

Though this will increase the amount of time covian a backup takes to finish, it will also save you a great deal of hard drive space. Before we select the files we wish to backup, we first want to change a setting in the Archive options screen. When tasks were executing at the same time, compressing and encrypting, you could hear the hard drive scream in pain. Please, read the help file and the FAQ first. When deleting a FTP directory, hidden files are not deleted Q: You need to accept the agreement by putting a check mark in the box next to I accept the conditions.

In that case, the program will delete all other files, but not the hidden ones, and of course, the parent directory will not be deleted. Here you can Schedule the frequency of the backup with different intervals. If you have this or other similar software installed, you can backup directly onto your CD. I haven’t heard anything from him since then so I don’t know about his plans.