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File Backup Software That Backup Files in .zip Compression Format

BUY | Active File Backup Expert or Active Task Manager

Helps to synchronize files on two (or more) PCs

Active File Backup Expert is an easy to use backup software. It serves two main goals:

  1. creates protected copy (backup) of your files. To store the backup you can use any drive in your system: hard disk, network, CD-RW, CD-R, Jaz, Zip, floppy etc. as well as an FTP remote storage;
  2. helps to synchronize files on two (or more) PCs

If you want:

Then This software is  for you.

The main features of Active File Backup Expert are:

Active File Backup Expert stores backups in the standard ZIP format, so in addition to Active-File Backup Expert you can use any ZIP compression tool to operate with Active File Backup Expert-made backup files.

Active File Backup Expert supports inclusion and exclusion of files by wildcard mask as well as by exact file name. So new files, matching an entered mask, will be included to or excluded from a new backups without any care.

Within Active File Backup Expert you can store as many backup versions as you wish.

You can browse files stored in any backup, view them and even open them with a default system editor.

Using command line arguments you can order Active-File Backup Expert to create or restore a backup without any interaction with you. It lets to use Active-File Backup Expert in any automation utility to make scheduled backups.

Active-File Backup Expert supports an ActiveX Automation, so you can control it within your own application;

New Features

Now the Active-File Backup Expert supports the CD-writing facility of Windows XP. You can output your backups to a CD-Recorder whether the inserted disc is blank, multi-session ISO 9660, or UDF disc.

Now you can set the project to send the confirmation e-mail on error only, on success only, or in both cases.

The Active File Backup Expert exists as two different editions : Standard (Std) and Professional (Pro)

Other Features of Active File Backup Expert are:

scheduling the backup creation using the Active Task Manager and MS Task Scheduler (Pro only);

exporting and Importing backups by FTP;

sending a backup by e-mail;

filtering files by size and attributes (Pro only);

strong blowfish encryption of backups (Pro only);

sending a customizable e-mail notification with a backup creation details (Pro only);

sending backups by FTP directly on creation;

Setting the CPU Affinity Mask for the backup thread (Pro only);

creating a Comments History by grabbing comments from all made backups;

New Project wizard;

possibility to cleanup a removable media before exporting to it;

protecting a backup version with a password;

supporting the .SVG file extension. Double-click the Active-File Backup Expert-project file name in the Windows Explorer to open the project with the Active-File Backup Expert. Right-click the filename to display the context menu.

creating a shortcut to the opened Active-File Backup Expert-project at the Desktop, Start menu or wherever you want for quick access;

Starting the Active-File Backup Expert with an Active-File Backup Expert-project filename as a command line argument opens this project with the Active-File Backup Expert;

setting a maximum backup versions number, auto-deleting extra oldest backup versions;

exporting/importing a backup versions to/from another location;

splitting a backup version file into a number of removable disks;

testing a backup version integrity;

deleting a backup version;

extracting/deleting a selected file from existing backup version;

creating Self-Extracted backups;

placing comments to a backup version;

option to back up only files newer then specified date-time;

option to back up only files with the Archive bit set;

the Localization facility allows the Active-File Backup Expert to display all the strings in different languages;

custom backup compression ratio;

Universal Naming Convention (UNC) names support;

support for Drag-n-Drop files and folders from Windows Explorer;

setting the Dial-Up Networking Connection to be used unattended when the Active-File Backup Expert needs to go online;

storing state of all controls, so Active File Backup Expert will Start in the state it was closed the last time;

sorting list views on data of any column;

two sets of toolbar button images;

low and high color toolbar images.

Active File Backup Expert Main screen

Main Active Backup Expert Screen

Select Mask screen

Project Properties screen

Two Active-File Backup Expert Editions

The Active File Backup Expert exists as two different editions: Standard (Std) and Professional (Pro).

We recommend the Standard Edition to  individual and home users to create backups of local files and to synchronize files between two or more PCs. Operation with this version is relatively simple and doesn't require any special skill. Though the Standard edition is compact and more simple, it is enough for most backup tasks.

The Pro Edition is mostly intended for corporative and experienced users who need more flexible and powerful backup tool to back up the local-area network or create the unattended backups. In addition to features of the Standard Edition the Pro Edition has a number of advanced features (see the table below).

The Active-File Backup Expert Pro installation package contains our Active Task Manager automation tool. Not only it provides the Active-File Backup Expert with the ability to create unattended backups. You are free to use the Active Task Manager to schedule your other tasks. By ordering the Active-File Backup Expert Pro you have in fact two utilities in one package!

The Main differences of Standard and Professional Active-File Backup Expert editions
Feature Standard Edition Professional Edition
Price $19.95 US $45.00 US
The Active Task Manager   included No Yes
Scheduling the backup creation No Yes
Selecting the file locking strategy No Yes
Protecting the backup with a password No Yes
Backing up network files support Mapped drives only(*) Full
Filtering files by size and attributes No Yes

(*) With the Active-File Backup Expert Std you have to assign a drive letter to a network folder to back up the network folder files

Active-File Backup Pro $45.00 Payment Options/Problems

Active-File Backup Standard $19.95 Payment Options/Problems

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