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Monday, December 29, 2014

CCleaner Version 5.0 Released

CCleaner developed by Piriform, is an extremely popular utility program for Windows which is used to clean potentially unwanted files (including temporary internet files, where malicious programs and code tend to reside) and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. The application is a highly rated one and comes with tons of features to remove junk from your PC.

The company has now released the version 5.0 of the program and comes with few changes and new features. The version 5.0 adds a brand new Disk Analyzer tool with which you can now see the types of files taking up the most space on your drives, so you can identify areas that need a clean up. This update also includes improved Firefox and Opera cleaning as well as optimized memory and CPU usage.

With the new version, the company has gone with flat UI for the app although there isn’t much changes with the overall UI of the program. It comes with 4 tabs- Cleaner, Registry, Tools and Options. The new disk analyzer is available under tools and you can see which all programs are taking up space on your PC, it can lists the files by name and also the type, path and size. It also groups files into documents, videos, pictures etc.

New in Version 5.0:
New Disk Analyzer tool
Improved Firefox 34 cleaning
Improved Opera History cleaning
Optimized Memory and CPU usage
Improved localization support
Minor GUI Improvements
Minor bug fixes

CCleaner is still one of the best apps and must have application on your Windows to clean up junk and unwanted files. You can either download the version with installer or you can go with portable version. There is also support for 64 bit version of Windows. And on top of this, the app also supports Windows 10 and works without any issues.

You can download the latest version from here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

5 Best Free Anti-Malware and Anti-Spyware Tools for Windows 8.1

We all know that there are hundreds of viruses, malwares, spywares and other Trojans waiting on the Internet to attack your PC and steal information. So in such a situation, you need a good security tool which provides you protection against these threats. Recently we covered the best free anti-virus tools for Windows, but anti-virus tools does not provide complete protection against malwares and spywares.
So to keep your Windows protected, you need to buy an all-one-one security tool or use multiple free ones. So if you are already using an anti-virus, you can also consider installing one of the free anti-malware and anti-spyware tools to get extra protection for your PC.
These free tools provides you with protection against malwares including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.

1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free utilizes powerful technology to detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more. The app works on both 32 bit and 64 bit versions and has very good detection rates. It is also lightweight and easy to use.
2. SuperAntiSpyware:
SuperAntiSpyware can detect and clean Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats. It is light on system resources and designed not to slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products.

3. Emsisoft Anti Malware:

If you unintentionally try to access a website that spreads trojans or spyware, Emsisoft Anti-Malware will prevent you from doing so. The built-in list of known dangerous and fraudulent websites is automatically updated every hour. This crucial layer of protection checks all files that are downloaded or run against more than 10 million signatures of known malicious software. The Emsisoft Anti-Malware File Guard is intelligent and self-optimizes continually, so you won’t feel the impact of dozens of files being scanned in the background every second.
Emsisoft Anti Malware

4. Spybot – Search and Destroy:

Spybot – Search and Destroy finds and destroys spyware, malware, adware and other malicious software. The program is free for private use. It has the ability to scan and remove malware and rootkits from your system and also protect your PC by immunizing your browser and hosts. If you need more protection, there is also paid home version as well as pro version.

5. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+:

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ combines our legendary Anti-spyware with a super fast, free Antivirus. It now features download protection (blocks malicious files before being written to disk), sandboxing (keeps unknown apps running in a virtual environment) and advanced detection.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

5 Best Free Disk Defragmentation Tools for Windows

Over a period of use, your hard disk is sure t get fragmented and there by reducing the speed of your computer. From a fragmented disk, it takes the computer much more time to find files that are scattered here, there and everywhere. Defragmenting your drive restores order to that chaos, and speeds up your computer. Defragmentation tools are designed to increase access speed by rearranging files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations, a technique called defragmentation. Defragmenting a disk minimizes head travel, which reduces the time it takes to read files from and write files to the disk.
There are quite a lot of tools to defragment your hard disk and in this article we will cover the top five which are available for free download.

1. Defraggler:

Defraggler is one of the best defragmentation tools for Windows. Use Defraggler to defrag your entire hard drive, or individual files and it is one of unique in the industry. This compact and portable Windows application supports NTFS and FAT32 file systems. When Defraggler reads or writes a file, it uses the exact same techniques that Windows uses. Using Defraggler is just as safe for your files as using Windows.

2. Smart Defrag:

Smart Defrag 2 is a free disk defrag tool designed for maximum hard drive performance. . It not only provides defragmentation, but also intelligently streamlines your files based on using frequency, thus accelerating disk speed and the whole system for top performance. Smart Defrag 2 works fast, automatically and quietly in the background and is suitable for large hard drives.
Smart Defrag

3. Auslogics Disk Defrag Free:

Auslogics Disk Defrag Free is yet another useful defrag tool for Windows which can defragment files and free space and it can work silently in the background. Disk Defrag doesn’t only defragment files – it can also optimize your hard drives’ file system to gain even higher performance. It also comes in a portable version as well.
Auslogics Disk Defrag Free

4. MyDefrag:

MyDefrag is a disk defragmenter and optimizer for Windows. With a fast and low overhead mechanism and with many optimization strategies, it can handle floppies, USB disks, memory sticks, and anything else that looks like a disk to Windows. Included are a set of easy to use scripts for endusers, a scripting engine for demanding users, a screensaver, and a combined Windows plus command line version that can be scheduled by the Windows task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts.

5. Disk SpeedUp:

Disk SpeedUp is a totally free and extremely fast disk defrag tool to analyze, defrag computer and optimize disks for peak performance. It is easy to use with its intuitive interface. Disk SpeedUp detects all the fragments in seconds and rearranges files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations, intelligently reorganize most fragmentation for the purpose of speeding up access speed, quickening applications launch, increasing search speed, shortening system startup times and enhancing overall system performance.
Apart from this, you can also use default defragmentation tool available with Windows and it can be accessed from the control panel.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free Video Converter, Add Text and Image Watermark to Video

Cute Video Converter (Free Edition) helps to bulk convert video files and apply watermark to videos. It lets you add both text and image watermark to videos that you want to convert. There is a whole lot of video converters on web, but this feature to add watermark to images is quite unique for video converters.
Apart from video conversion and watermark addition feature, it can also be used to trim video. Thus, only a particular part from videos can be extracted very easily by you. Moreover, it also helps to crop videos according to your requirement.
You can apply different settings for each individual video which makes it more useful. For example, for first video, you can use text and watermark feature, and for another video you could use trim or crop features.
Cute Video Converter Free Version- interface
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In above screenshot, interface of this free video converter is visible.

Key Features:

  • You can preview video files on its interface using the build-in video player. It also lets you capture snapshot from playing video file and save it as bmp or jpg image. For capturing another snapshot, you must choose any other destination folder, otherwise it will replace the first screenshot automatically.
    capture snapshot of video
  • Real-time preview for video file conversion is also available.
  • You can pause and resume conversion process.
  • You can set desired output directory for storing video files.

How To Use This Free Video Converter?

Use the link placed at the end of this review and access its homepage. Download the setup file and begin the installation. While installing this free video converter, a third-party tool will also be prompted for installation. You can just ignore the third-party product using the Decline button and complete the installation.
installation process
On its interface, you can add multiple video files using the Add button. A huge list of video formats are supported by this free video converter, such as: avi, mp4, 3gp, mkv, flv, dat, mov, vob, ts, mpv, rmvb, rm, etc.
add video files for conversion
After adding the video files, you can add text and image watermark to videos, trim videos, and crop videos.

Apply Text and Image Watermark To Videos:

To add text and image watermark to any particular video, simply select that video, and use Video Effect & Water Mark option present under Edit menu. A new window will open up, like visible in screenshot below. In that window, Add Text and Add Image buttons will be visible to you.
Add Text button will help you to enter any desired text to apply on video, set text position, text color, font, and enable transparency. You will also be able to set start and end position for text watermark to be visible on video.
add text and watermark to video
Add Image button is used to apply image watermark to selected video. Only bmp image can be used for image watermark.

Crop a Video or Trim Video:

Using crop video option, you can select a particular area of video, and can generate output for that area only. This feature is very helpful when there is some extra black space in top and bottom part of video. Apart from cropping the video, it helps to set brightness, contrast, exposure, and saturation for output video.
crop video
It lets you preview the original and output video in real-time. This gives you clear idea if you are performing correct steps or not.
Trim Video option is very simple to use, but quite handy when you need to extract only a particular part from a particular video. Simply select start and end position and extract the selected portion.
trim video

Start Conversion Process:

When you have applied options with each video, finally you can choose the output format: Mpg, flv, avi, dv, etc. After this, tap on Convert button. Conversion process will start and real-time preview for video conversion will be visible to you in a separate window.
conversion process started


Cute Video Converter comes with multiple interesting and special features. And the best part is that all features can be applied to all videos separately.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Flash Fill in Microsoft Excel 2013

Some of the most time consuming and irritating aspects of Excel are working with repetitive information. This included writing formulas, formatting, separating dates, and entering names and email addresses manually. Fortunately, the Flash Fill feature introduced with Microsoft Excel’s 2013 edition makes these tasks easier with brilliant automatic filling.
Excel’s Flash Fill is a time-saving feature which fills in data for you when a pattern is evident. It can also can extract and insert as well as format and concatenate. This feature can even reverse text, numbers, dates and much more.
Let us walk through how to use Flash Fill with some examples.
1. Separating First Name and Last Name Using Flash Fill
We have a list of full names in one column, and we will separate the data in this column into two individual columns using Flash Fill.
2. Concatenating Last Name and First Name with Comma Separation
We have a lengthy list of full names in one column, and we wish to have the pattern: last name, comma, first name.
3. Extracting Initials from Full Names
We have the same list of full names. We will extract initials from the full names using Flash Fill.
4. Formatting Phone Numbers Using Flash Fill
Using Flash fill to format phone numbers, you can concatenate with brackets to make it easily readable.
5. Extracting Text before the Symbol @ from Email Addresses
With the Flash fill feature, extracting text before the @ symbol from email addresses is simple.
Note: Flash Fill cannot recognize source data modification.
If you apply Flash Fill on source data and then try to modify the source data, Flash Fill cannot recognize the changes and make modifications in available results as Excel formulas do. Therefore, it is best to use Flash Fill with data which is not going to be modified in the future.
Via http://www.tech-recipes.com/

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Free Video Converter To Convert Videos in Android, iPhone Formats

WinX Video Converter (free edition) is a handy video converter for Android, iPhone, and iPod. It can also generate PC compatible videos. It brings some special features, such as: set separate output format for individual videos, add subtitles to videos, and trim video height and width. You can add videos in bulk and can set separate output settings for each video.

WinX Video Converter supports multiple Android devices and generates output in avi and mp4 format. It also provides built-in video player to preview input videos. Moreover, you can even take snapshots of input videos. Thus, a lot of interesting features are available in this freeware. Therefore it has also gained a good position in the list of our best free Android video converters.

Edit Input Videos:

All input videos added on the interface of this video converter can be edited using theEdit window. You can generate customized videos by editing input videos. Edit window can be opened using Edit option present for each input video. In this window, you will find different options, such as: General, Subtitle, Crop & Expand, and Trim. Have a look at these options:
Subtitle option: This is an interesting option which is useful to include subtitles for output video. If there are preset subtitles in video, then its fine. If not, you can add external subtitles by adding the srt subtitle file.
Crop & Expand: If you want to crop/expand height and width of video, use this option.

Trim option: As the name suggests, you can extract a specific part of video by trimming that particular video. All you need to do is select a start and an end point.
General option: This option helps to set volume for output video.

Once you have set up editing options, click on Done button. This will save all editing settings and you will come to main interface. After this, you can select output format, and tap on RUN button to generate a customized video.
Other Important Features:
For each individual video, different output format can be selected by you. For example, you can set mp4 format for first video, avi format for another, and so on. This is a rare to find feature and valuable as well.
A built-in media player is present on its interface. This is used to preview input video files as well as take still images from videos. Images are stored in PNG format.

Input videos can also be converted into audio files. When you have to extract audio from videos, this feature is useful.
How To Convert Videos for Android, iPhone, iPod, and PC With This Freeware?

To convert videos for Android or for other platforms with this video converter, you need to download its setup file. It is around 30 MB in size. Use the download link I have placed at the end of this review to download it. After completing the download process, start the installation wizard. Installation is very simple as only basic steps have to be followed. Once the installation is completed, run this free video converter.

Its interface is mainly divided into two parts. Left part plays an important role as videos will be added here. Right part provides built-in media player and Run button to start converting videos.

Add Videos, Select Output Profile, and Start Conversion:

To add videos, use Video button. You can also drop videos on its interface. It supports most of the popular video formats, such as: flv, mp4, avi, mpeg, mov, and wmv. As soon as you have added videos, Output Profile window will open up. Using this window, you will be able to choose output profile category and output format. Supported output profile categories are: Android mobile, Android Pad, Apple device, Microsoft device, Sony Device, and PC general video.

Each category contains multiple devices to choose from. For example, for Android mobile, Samsung, HTC, Google, General Mobile, Huawei, and HTC devices are supported. You can select the device of your choice and can choose the output format. Output video format comes with preset codecs, resolution, and audio format. So you don’t need to worry about setting up profile manually.

Once you are all set with output profile, click on OK button. Then you will come to the main interface of this free video converter. Now you can perform conversion process using RUN button.

Conversion speed is also good. Output videos are saved to default destination directory. But you can also choose the destination folder using Options.

WinX Video Converter provides many valuable features. I was really impressed with the editing feature and feature to set separate output formats for input video files. Apart from Android device, it is useful to convert videos for other platforms as well. All in all, a good free video converter.

Get WinX Video Converter free.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Share Your PC’s Screen With Any Computer Over WiFi Or LAN Using ScreenTask

I usually prefer services and apps on the web that are free from complex sign up procedures or complicated installation setups. Unfortunately, many screen sharing apps available for Windows suffer from both these annoyances, on top of being fairly expensive. ScreenTask is an open-source screen sharing application that simplifies this task for users who just want to share their screens with others on their local network. As the sharing is done over local WiFi or LAN, it eliminates the need for cumbersome signups. Once the app is up and running, it provides you with a unique URL that can be shared with as many local computers as you want. What’s more, ScreenTask doesn’t require client-side installation. That is, using the URL you shared with them, other users can view your PC’s screen on any web browser and any platform without additional software. Details to be followed.
The application is very easy to set up. The only quirk – if this qualifies as one – is that the app isn’t portable, so if you constantly shift between computers or networks, you can’t simply run it from a flash drive. You’ll have to install it on the system you intend to use for screen sharing. Once you’ve done that, the rest can be configured within a few mouse clicks.
Launch the application and start by selecting the network device you’re currently using from the IP drop down menu. Next, you need to specify the port number, and refresh time in milliseconds.
Optionally, you can also make the screen sharing session private with a username and password. To do that, simply enable ‘Private Task’ and fill the empty ‘User’ and ‘Password’ fields to its right. When you’re done, click the ‘Start Server’ button to begin the screen sharing session.
Screen Task then generates the appropriate URL for you, which you may share with others on the same network. The link comprises your PC’s IP address and the port number that was set. Recipients just have to enter the URL in the address bar of their web browsers. If the sharing session is private, they will have to enter the associated username and password.
The web-based interface has three options at the bottom that allow recipients to stop watching the session, tweak the refresh time and switch to full-screen mode.
Even though there are quite a lot of screen sharing desktop apps, if you ever find the need to share your screen with several users on the same WiFi network or LAN, ScreenTask is definitely worth trying out.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Create Shortcut to Show/Hide hidden files in Mac OS X

Unlike Windows, Mac OS X doesn’t offers a GUI based option to show or hide hidden files and folders in Finder. Hence, you need to manually input the commands via Terminal to do this task which isn’t convenient for most users. To make it easier, you can simply make an executable script to perform the necessary commands and easily toggle between the show/hide files option on your Mac.

For those unaware, you can make any file or folder hidden in OS X by renaming it and placing a period (.) in front of its name. This will make that file/folder invisible in the Finder.

Creating a Shortcut to Show/Hide Invisible Files on Mac OS X -

Search for “AppleScript Editor” from the top right corner of screen and open the app. Copy the script below and paste it in the editor as shown.

display dialog "Show all files" buttons {"TRUE", "FALSE"}
set result to button returned of result
if result is equal to "TRUE" then
do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true"
do shell script "defaults delete com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles"
end if
do shell script "killall Finder"

Then click on ‘Compile’ button, choose File > Save As and give it a name. Make sure to select ‘Application’ as the file format and Save.

Run the shortcut and it will ask to ‘Show all files’. Click True to show hidden files and False to hide the hidden files in just a click right from your desktop.

Source: Stack Overflow

Play this Windows 8 Maze Game: Cat Maze Race

Cat Maze Race is a Windows 8 Maze Game. In this amazing maze race game, your main aim is to take the cat to the mouse and eat it. There are three main modes available to play this game. In all the three modes there are 25 levels. Each mode has a different game play.

For each mode, as you succeed from one level to another, the level of difficulty keeps on increasing, making the overall game more interesting.

Cat Maze Game is freely available in the Games category of the Windows store.

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Playing this windows 8 Maze Game

As you go to the game, then firstly the three modes that are available for you to play, will be shown to you.

Let me give you a little idea about the three modes that are available here:
Practice Mode

The first mode that is shown here, is merely for practice. Her, you don’t have to compete, but just have the option to practice. You can practice again and again through all the 25 levels available in here. Just try to apply your strategy to take the cat to the mouse in the least number of moves, taking the least amount of time.

Cat Vs Cat mode

The second mode that is shown right below the practice mode, is the cat vs cat mode. Here, you have to compete against the other cat that is also here to eat the mouse. The other cat would be starting from the other side of the maze. See that you get to the mouse before the other cat, otherwise, the other cat will eat the mouse.

The Door and Key mode

The Door and key mode is the last one. Here, again, you have to compete against the other cat that is coming from the other side. But the problem is not only this. There is a door present in your way. The key of the door is also present on the way. Firstly, you have to get the key, and then have to reach the door to unlock it and eat the mouse. This mode is an advanced one and offers more difficulty as well.


In any mode of the game, you would be able to play through 25 levels. These levels will surely engage you into the game, by providing a gradually increasing difficulty level. For, any level you are playing, you have to complete it in order to get the next one. But, once you have cleared all the 25 levels in any mode, you can choose to play any of them.

The controls of the game are quite easy. Use arrow keys in case of keyboard. You can also use your mouse here. Just hover your mouse all through the path, and the cat shall follow it. In touch enabled devices, the movement can be controlled by finger swipes.

The levels can be changed from the bottom right corner of the game’s interface.

That’s all I have to offer. Happy playing!

Also check Switchback, Wooden Marble Maze, and Tilt Maze.
My Verdict

Cat Maze Game is a nice Windows 8 Maze Game with nice game play and good number of levels to play. The game has good sound effects. Do try it for sure.

Get Cat Maze Race here

Free Attribute Changer To Change File, Folder Properties, Time Stamps

Attribute Changer lets you easily change the file or folder’s attributes (read-only, hidden, system etc.). Attribute Changer can also let you modify time stamp for files (includes image files). It also lets you recursively apply the settings to all files in a folder, selectively change the attributes by letting you apply filters, and also lets you change the case (uppercase or lowercase) for the name of the file.

As Attribute Changer is an add-on for Windows Explorer, these options are available to you by a simple right click on any file. You can also configure Attributes Changer to retain the settings done to the file/folder on a system restart.

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Changing the file attributes for a folder or a file can sometimes get complicated, specially when you don’t know about it. Maybe it’s a file or a folder that you want to hide, or change the timestamp for a file that doesn’t match the one with your computer. This is where Attributes Changer can help you.

Lets us see how to use this tool.
How to use Attributes Changer?

You can access the Attributes Changer’s interface by right-clicking on any file/folder and choosing the Attributes Changer option from the list. You easily click on the file attributes you want to apply to the file or folder (Read-only, Hidden, System etc.).
Changing attributes

I found it really simple while using this software to change the file attributes. All you have to do is to choose the attribute one you want to apply, click on it and click on “Apply” to apply them.

Another little tool that I noticed, that could be useful, is the Change Case. This tool lets you change the case (uppercase and lowercase) of the file’s name and extension. This might not make a difference while you’re working with Windows operating system, however while transferring the files over to another computer with an operating system that is case-sensitive (Ex: Linux) when it comes to naming a file. I had this problem while uploading the files over to my website that was running Linux.

You might have understood about the Recursive stuff. Well, it does exactly what you thought. It applies the settings (file attributes) to all the files in a folder. You might have noticed in the image above that I am in the File Properties tab. This lets me apply the settings only to the files in the folder, while leaving the file attributes for the folder unchanged.

If you want to apply the new file attributes to all the files in the folder, and also invite the folder himself to the party, then go to the Folder Properties, choose the attributes from the panel on the top and put a check mark in the Recursive check box.

You might imagine what happened to the files in the folder. Poof! they disappeared.
Time Stamps

You camera is smart enough to keep a record of the dates when the images were clicked, and so is your computer. Whenever you create a file in your computer, the date and time for the creation, when it was modified, and accessed is saved to it.

You can use Attribute Changer to edit the timestamp for images, and of course any other file or folder. You can also generate and assign random timestamps to the file. If you choose the Recursive option, this would apply the settings (like butter) to all the files in the folder.

You can also apply filters to target specific files, which I think is going to help you to be more flexible while choosing the files.

I tried Attribute Changer with Windows 7 and I liked it. It’s ability to blend in with Windows Explorer, makes it usable at all times, while accessible just by a right-click. The feature with Attribute Changer that lets you change the timestamp in another feature that comes handy.

I would recommend this tool, because it’s easily accessible and easy to use.

Get Attribute Changer here for free

Free Backup Software To Backup Files, Folders, Encrypt Backup

Back4Sure is a free backup software that is used to backup files, folders (including sub-folders), and helps to encrypt the backup for security purpose. It also lets you compress the backup folder to save disk space. You will be able to select multiple directories (or folders) that you want to backup and can adjust settings before starting the backup process. You can even save the backup job as *.b4j file for later use. Thus, Back4Sure is one of the useful data backup software to quickly create a backup of important items. Unlike many similar data backup software, you can also set your PC to standby or hibernate mode automatically, after finishing the backup process.

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This free backup software is very easy to use and helps to start the backup process in a few mouse clicks. But the major shortcoming about this data backup freeware is that you won’t be able to schedule backups. Only manual data backup process is possible with Back4Sure.
Key Features Present In This Free Backup Software are:
A very useful software to backup multiple folders together. You can backup files to same drive, different hard disk, or to a flash drive.
All backup items can be encrypted for security purpose along with password protection.
You can even compress data backup and can set the compression level (very fast compression, high-compression, ultra compression, or normal compression).
Filter feature is also available to exclude some stuff that you don’t want to backup from a folder. For example, if a folder contains images and music files, then you can add music files to exclusion list, and it will backup images only.

It is a portable data backup software and only 2.66 MB in size.
How To Use This Free Backup Software To Backup Multiple Folders Together?

You need to download the zip archive that contains application file of this data backup software. Its download link is available at the end of this review. Execute the application file of this data backup freeware to open its interface.

Its interface is very simple and lets you perform backup process in few easy steps. You can start backup process in two ways. One option is to perform quick backup by selecting source directory, backup directory, and using the Backup Now button.

Other option to start backup process is to adjust some settings for creating a backup job. You can save the backup job for later use or can use that job to start the backup process. Have a look at some of the important steps below to create a data backup job:

Step 1: It is the very basic step using which you can select target directory to save backup and source directory to select multiple folders for backup.

Step 2: In this step, you will be able to add filters, as mentioned in key features. You can include items that you want to backup as well as exclude items to skip their backup process.

Step 3: This is one of the important step that helps to enable data compression and encryption. You can compress backup as zip or 7z format, can select compression level, and can encrypt (using AES-256 encryption) data with password protection.

Step 4: If you want to view the list of all files that will be backed up, then this step will help you. It provides confirmation option by enabling you to see the whole list of backup items, before starting the backup process. It is also useful to uncheck items that you don’t have to backup.

Step 5: To create log file of backup process, you can use Logging option. It will be helpful to view the total summary of backup process as well as find out error details, if backup process fails.

After this, you can start the backup process or can save the backup job. During backup process, you can even enable hibernate, power off, or standby mode. It is helpful to automatically take power action after finishing the backup process.


Back4Sure is really useful for novice as well as pro users to create backup of important items. However, you cannot schedule automatic backup for a particular date & time which might disappoint users. But to create data backup manually, it is a good to use software.

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