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#1 fab

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

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File Name: Fab's AutoBackup 7 Pro
File Submitter: fab
File Submitted: 30 Nov 2011
File Updated: 23 May 2018
File Category: App scripts

Hi everybody,

Fab's AutoBackup 7 Pro is a tool for computer technicians sold from EUR 45 (around USD 55 today).

This script is made for Win10XPE, Win10PE_SE, Win8.1SE, Win8PE_SE and Win7PE_SE. It has not been tested with other projects.

Although it is very easy to use, this version is mostly designed for professionals like computer repair shops and other power users who need to backup data from several users profiles at once or from an unbootable hard drive. It also allows performing direct disk-to-disk data transfers. So, you can backup, restore and transfer various files and settings like documents, pictures, videos, e-mails and so much more at once for every user profile on a bootable or not) system drive! Finally, all Fab's AutoBackup 7 versions can use VSS snapshots, allowing to copy files locked by other processes.
Regarding to Fab's AutoBackup 7, the Pro version has these extra features :
- Multiple user profiles handling at a time for backups , transfers and restore tasks (no need to log on with an account, make the backup, log out, log on with another account, make the backup, ...)
- Other hard drives than the current system drive can be selected. This feature allows data backup from damaged computer that would not start the usual way.
- Direct users data transfer from the old hard drive (slaved or USB mounted) to the new computer. If needed, you can create users accounts directly from the program's interface before performing the transfer.
The license has no number of users or number of computers limit. In other words, all the technicians in a company can use the same license on an unlimited amount of computers.
You will wonder how you could work without it!

Here are the handled items:
Personal folders:
Posted Image User's Desktop (files, folders, shortcuts).
Posted Image My Documents
Posted Image My Pictures
Posted Image My Music
Posted Image My Videos
Posted Image Downloads folder (Windows Vista and later)
Posted Image Quick launch toolbar shortcuts (only for Windows XP and Vista since the feature has been removed from Windows since Windows 7)
Posted Image User's desktop wall paper (picture and settings)
Posted Image Windows Start screen Modern UI layout (only shortcuts, not applications)
Web browsers:
Posted Image Windows Internet Explorer favorites
Posted Image Windows Internet Explorer start pages
Posted Image Windows Internet Explorer settings (proxy, security zones)
Posted Image Microsoft Edge's favorites (windows build version has to be strictly the same as it was when restoring this item).
Posted Image Mozilla Firefox profiles
Posted Image SeaMonkey profiles
Posted Image Google Chrome profile *
Posted Image Chromium browser profile *
Posted Image Opera Web browser profile
Posted Image Vivaldi browser profile
Mail:
Posted Image Microsoft Office Outlook messaging profiles and data files (PST and OST files)*
Posted Image Microsoft Outlook signatures
Posted Image Microsoft Office Outlook typed email addresses history
Posted Image Mozilla Thunderbird profiles
Posted Image Microsoft Outlook Express identities (emails, rules, email accounts)*
Posted Image IncrediMail identities (emails, rules, email accounts)
Posted Image PostBox profiles
Posted Image Windows Mail (Windows Vista app).
Posted Image Windows Live Mail
Posted Image Windows Contacts (Address Book in Windows XP, used with Outlook Express)
Posted Image Opera Mail
eM Client
Microsoft Office :
Posted Image Microsoft Office documents templates
Posted Image Microsoft Word's startup folder, custom dictionaries (.dic), auto complete entries (.acl)
Misc :
Posted Image Windows Vista's Calendar
Posted Image Windows Gadgets and their settings (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
Posted Image Screen saver settings
Posted Image Sticky-notes (Windows 7)
Posted Image Skype data
Posted Image Trillian data
Posted Image ICQ Data
Posted Image Apple IOS devices backups (MobileSync)
Posted Image Google Picasa albums and database
Posted Image Network drives connections
Posted Image Network places
Posted Image BlackBerry Desktop Manager settings and BlackBerry devices backups
Posted Image Logitech SetPoint settings
Posted Image Microsoft IntelliPoint settings
Posted Image Microsoft IntelliType settings
Posted Image Google Earth markplaces
Posted Image Java security sites exceptions list
Posted Image FileZilla Client settings
Posted Image FileZilla Server settings
Posted Image Stored network credentials (using third party tool NirSoft NetPass, working only for current user session)
Posted Image Email programs passwords (using third party tool NirSoft MailPassView, working only for current user session)
Posted Image Web browsers stored passwords (using third party tool NirSoft WebBrowserPassView, working only for current user session)
Cloud services :
Posted Image Microsoft OneDrive local files
Posted Image DropBox local files
Posted Image Google Drive local files
Posted Image iCloud Drive local files
Posted Image hubiC local files
Common items:
Posted Image Common documents
Posted Image Common desktop
Posted Image Common pictures
Posted Image Common videos
Posted Image Common Music
Posted Image Common downloads
Posted Image Microsoft Office XP/2003/2007/2010 activation files
Posted Image Fonts
Posted Image Modem settings file (rasphone.pbk)
Posted Image NCH Express Invoice data
Posted Image Steam downloaded files
Posted Image Intuit QuickBooks data
Posted Image Installed software list
Posted Image Installed printers list
Posted Image Microsoft product keys (using third party tool NirSoft ProduKey)
Posted Image Wifi keys (using third party tool NirSoft Wireless key View)
User defined:
Posted Image Additional user defined folders
Posted Image Additional user defined files
* Passwords associated with these programs are not handled

You can use the trial version available on my website to evaluate the app by clicking here
If you are interested in purchase, there is a link to the product's page within the script.


Regards,

Fab

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#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

I quote from the page:
http://www.fpnet.fr/...ntation&lang=en

This version is the technician's best friend. You can buy it on our online store. This licence is not user or computer limited and costs EUR 50.


I personally see 50 good reasons not to use it, but then, I am not a technician, I am notoriously cheap :ph34r: and want no friends :w00t:, expecially if I have to pay to get them ;) (they would be mercenaries, not friends.... :whistling:).

:cheers:
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:31 PM

Used the old version of fabs autobackup years ago at my old job. Best program ever for transfering files from one computer to another (aka moving customers files/settings from an old computer to a new one) or saving files off an unbootable machine (via PE) before a reinstall or repair attempt.

wish it was still free...but if your a repair shop $65 USD is quite reasonable for all the time this tool saves you.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

@Wonko
You do not need to be sarcastic...

This tool is really helpful for tech guys (I am a tech myself).
I do not know any other tool like this one that can operate both under regular Windows and PE. It took me a while to make this app. It still takes a lot of time in adding functionalities.

If you are disappointed because it is not free, I am sorry about that. I guess that you do not work for free.

Just like home32 said, the cost is very reasonable for repais shops because it saves a lot of time.

Regards,

Fab

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:13 PM

@Wonko
You do not need to be sarcastic...

Well, I don't actually *need*, but I *like* to. :whistling:

This tool is really helpful for tech guys (I am a tech myself).
I do not know any other tool like this one that can operate both under regular Windows and PE. It took me a while to make this app. It still takes a lot of time in adding functionalities.

Never doubted about the quality or usefulness of your app :thumbsup:, and I am pretty sure you put a lot of work in it. :worship:

If you are disappointed because it is not free, I am sorry about that. I guess that you do not work for free.

No, I am not disappointed :), and no, normally I don't work for free.

Just like home32 said, the cost is very reasonable for repais shops because it saves a lot of time.

I don't also doubt the reasonability of it's cost.

You were very nice to provide a .script for your Commercial app, but IMHO this is - since besides this you didn't even take 5 minutes to say "Hi" - nothing but a way to promote your app, i.e. it was not motivated by wanting to take part to the Community, nor to actually *share* anything, or try and help any other member with a problem.

There is nothing "bad" or "evil" in writing Commercial software and get money for it, but it should IMHO at least stated clearly, particularly here on boot-land reboot.pro where there is a "particular accent" on Freeware and Open Source.


I had to click on the link you provided:
http://www.fpnet.fr/...ntation&lang=en
to find out that the tool was Commercial.

My sarcasm is my own compensation (man doesn't live out of money only ;)) for the extra time you made me spend to get there and read the info you could have stated in your post.

The "issue" is (in my perverted mind) not about your tool being Commercial, it is only about the opportunity of having - for free - your app advertised here, a place where presumably quite a few technicians happen to pass by, i.e. not only free advertisement, but also targeted free advertisement.

The scope of my post was anyway EXCLUSIVELY to let the other "amateur" or simply "cheap" :ph34r: peeps like myself, know (without needing to get to your site) that they would need to fork from 50 € to get your nice app, and thus decide - in an informed way - whether to proceed or go somewhere else.

:cheers:
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:11 PM

@Wonko,

You are right, that was not really fair to not tell directly what was going on about the cost. I did not think about it. Now, it is fixed, I have edited the presentation and added more details about the app. There no more link to my website. If people are interested in this utility, they can get the information they need within the winbuilder script.

Regards,

Fab

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

Now, it is fixed, I have edited the presentation and added more details about the app. There no more link to my website. If people are interested in this utility, they can get the information they need within the winbuilder script.

Everything is fine and dandy then :).

The link to your site is anyway "carved in stone" inside my posts, which is good :thumbup:, so people can easily get to your website before downloading the .script (and only download it if they are interested in the tool and get a license for it).

Being cheap, and even if I don't pay for reboot-pro bandwidth, it is a small contribution to avoid waste of it and a (vane) attempt to limit entropy. ;)

:cheers:
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:31 PM

Hi Fab,

I would like to post more on a positive note. Although I am not a technician, I have used an early (very old) Free Fab's Autobackup a number of times over the years and in January this year I bought your 4 Tech version. I don't mind paying for good software. I have not yet had a need to use it, but it is always there in my toolkit just in case. (I don't often buy commercial software, just like Wonko.)

That said, I would like to post a correction to your script.
Problem was that no startmenu shortcut was being created, a Desktop icon was made, but no Startmenu icon.

Was this:-
If,%pTextBox1%,Equal,True,Add_Shortcut,StartMenu,%pTextBox1%,,%pTextBox2%
Now corrected:-
If,%pCheckBox2%,Equal,True,Add_Shortcut,StartMenu,%pTextBox1%,,%pTextBox2%

There was also another problem, in that the script would not function at all and hung the Winbuilder process completely.
I fiddled around and eventually it worked and continues to do so. I don't quite know what I did to get it to work.

HTH,
BobxT.

@Wonko,

You are right, that was not really fair to not tell directly what was going on about the cost. I did not think about it. Now, it is fixed, I have edited the presentation and added more details about the app. There no more link to my website. If people are interested in this utility, they can get the information they need within the winbuilder script.

Regards,

Fab



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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hi Fab,

I would like to post more on a positive note. Although I am not a technician, I have used an early (very old) Free Fab's Autobackup a number of times over the years and in January this year I bought your 4 Tech version. I don't mind paying for good software. I have not yet had a need to use it, but it is always there in my toolkit just in case. (I don't often buy commercial software, just like Wonko.)

That said, I would like to post a correction to your script.
Problem was that no startmenu shortcut was being created, a Desktop icon was made, but no Startmenu icon.

Was this:-
If,%pTextBox1%,Equal,True,Add_Shortcut,StartMenu,%pTextBox1%,,%pTextBox2%
Now corrected:-
If,%pCheckBox2%,Equal,True,Add_Shortcut,StartMenu,%pTextBox1%,,%pTextBox2%

There was also another problem, in that the script would not function at all and hung the Winbuilder process completely.
I fiddled around and eventually it worked and continues to do so. I don't quite know what I did to get it to work.

HTH,
BobxT.


Hi BobxT,

The fixed script has been updated. I did not have any trouble with it. My WinBuilder worked like a charm.

Thanks for your feedback,

Fab

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:52 PM

Hi,

just to let you know that the script has been updated for Fab's AutoBackup 6 pro.

 

Cheers,

Fab






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