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Quick Restore Point Maker

28 December 2010 2 comments

Customizable Quick Restore Point Maker has got a new UI with some changes. A setup file is also available which adds Create System Restore Point to your right click context menu. Details below!

Normally, to create a system restore point, you have to, via the Control Panel, open the System Protection box and then open the System Restore utility (rstrui.exe) to create a restore point.

Quick Restore Maker allows you to create one in a single click. The restore point so generated is named as ‘QuickRestoreMaker Generated‘ point.

Simply download and extract the content on the zip file and place the program folder in your Program Files folder and  the shortcut of its exe file to your Start Menu.

Now anytime you are trying out a new software or are tweaking your system, click on the icon to create a restore point first.

Download: Create a System Restore Point in 1 click with Quick Restore Point Maker


It has been tested on Windows 7 & Vista, but may work on other Windows versions too.  If you wish to give feedback please visit TWCF.

For those who would like to name their own Restore Points, you may download Quick Restore Point Maker  Customizable.

Differences in this version:

  • Does not automatically generate Restore Point when the application is opened
  • Name your Restore Point to a custom name
  • Click the Create Restore Point to generate the Restore Point
  • Switched the Restore Points generated from an Install to System
  • Rewrote the progress function to better reflect the time it takes to create the Restore Point
  • Added by request, the option to add the time to the Restore Point name
  • Custom Photoshop CS5 style GUI created.

DownloadQuick Restore Point Maker Customizable Portable.

If you want to add the Create System Restore Point to your right click context menu, you may instead want to download the setup file instead.

Download: Quick Restore Point Maker Customizable  Setup.

For further information see


Areca Backup

Areca Backup

Areca Backup is a file backup tool written in java. It supports data compression & encryption, incremental backup, file history explorer and many other features. Areca Backup also includes a transaction mechanism which guarantees your backups´ integrity. As an additional security mesure areca also features a backup simulation module.
Backup Engine Features :

  • Archives compression (Zip & Zip64 format)
  • Archives encryption (AES128 & AES256 encryption algorithms)
  • Storage on local hard drive, network drive, USB key, FTP / FTPs server (with implicit and explicit SSL / TLS)
  • Source file filters (by extension, subdirectory, regular expression, size, date, status, with AND/OR operators)
  • Incremental, differential and full backup support
  • Archives merges / deletion: You can merge contiguous archives in one single archive or safely delete your latest archives.
  • As of date recovery: Areca allows you to recover your archives (or single files) as of a specific date.
  • Transaction mechanism: All critical processes (such as backups or merges) support a transaction mechanism (with commit / rollback management) which guarantees your backups’ integrity.
  • Backup reports: Areca generates backup reports that can be stored on your disk or sent by email.
  • Post backup scripts: Areca can launch shell scripts after backup.
  • Files permissions and symbolic links backup. (Linux only)
  • Support for delta backup (store only the modified parts of the files – not the whole files)

Graphical User Interface :

  • Archives content explorer. (including a ‘find file in archives’ feature)
  • Archive description: A manifest is associated to each archive, which contains various informations such as author, title, date, description, and some technical data.
  • File history explorer: Areca keeps track of your file’s history (creation / modifications / deletion) over your archives.
  • Backup simulation: useful to check wether a backup is necessary
  • User’s actions history: Areca keeps an history of all user’s actions (archives deletion, merges, backups, recoveries).

OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

License: Open Source (GPL) v2



Amic Email Backup


Amic Email Backup

Amic Email Backup is a handy software tool for Microsoft Windows based PCs designed to create backup copies of your email database and Web browser Favorites. Amic Email Backup can save emails, address books, mail and news accounts and their settings, message rules, blocked sender lists and signatures, to a single compact, compressed backup file that can be easily restored when necessary.
It supports the top 11 email clients such as MS Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Messenger, IncrediMail and others.
It supports the most popular browsers.

Some of the reasons to do backups: In case virus infects your computer, software failures, or power outages can destroy the data on your hard drives. Why would you have to re-download or even loose all you existing email messages ( together with address book, contacts, mail rules and all other email data ) every time your system crashes or you re-install Windows? You can just use Amic email Backup to create a compressed backup copy of your email data and store it in a safe place. After a crash or a format, simply restore the backup and your data will be back in no time!
This is where Amic Email Backup comes to rescue, it allows the home and small business computer user to save the email folders and settings easily, either manually or with the automated wizard, at scheduled intervals. This eliminates the need for an unnecessary complex and expensive backup software.

The software is very easy and intuitive to use, has two working modes, a Wizard mode and a standard mode.
The Schedule feature allows you to backup the email database daily, weekly or at any pre determined time frame. The email database can be saved on one computer and restored to another, thus making Amic Email Backup not just a backup utility but also a synchronization tool.


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Uranium Backup Free

Uranium Backup Free

Backup through direct copy or with zip compression on local/network hard drives, NAS servers, iOmega REV drives, external USB/Firewire/SATA hard drives, network computers, etc…
Limitations compared to Base version: it cannot make FTP backup, it hasn’t the possibility of delete old files in synchronization, it can’t be run as a Service, it cannot create zip files bigger than 4 GB (Zip64), there isn’t technical support.

Other versions:

  • Base: Price ~80 € (VAT excluded)
  • Pro Tape: Price ~150 € (VAT excluded)


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FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use. It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB/Firewire device, local or network location. The backed up data can be either compressed (using standard zip compression) or an exact copy of the original files.

FBackup runs on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and 2008/2003/2000 Server.

FBackup has a simple interface and guides you through the process of defining a backup job using a friendly wizard that asks you:

  1. Where do you want to store the backup (the destination).
  2. What do you want to backup (the sources).
  3. How do you want to run the backup (using full backup that zips the files, or mirror backup that doesn’t zip them).
  4. When do you want to run the backup (you can schedule it to run autmatically or run it manually).

Once a backup job is defined you can run it manually by pressing the Backup button (or F6), or if you added a scheduler it will run automatically. FBackup can easily back up sources from local drives (including USB connected drives) to destinations such as USB/Firewire connected devices or mapped network locations. It creates either standard zip files (when using the full backup type), or exact copies of the original sources without any compression (using the mirror backup type).

License is Freeware


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Categories: Backup, Free and Freeware
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