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#1 Siginet

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Posted 3 days ago

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File Name: Gotcha Data Backup
File Submitter: Siginet
File Submitted: 13 Jul 2018
File Updated: 13 Jul 2018
File Category: Tools

Gotcha Data Backup


This is a tool I created many years ago to provide Data Backup capabilities from within the WinPE Environment as well as within a running Windows Environment. It can also detect Windows installations on External or slaved drives as well.
It is useful for users that will be reinstalling a computer or when they need to transfer their data to a new computer. GotchaDATA.exe is a completely portable file. It should work in any windows version from Windows 2000 and newer. It should work in most if not all WinPE Environments. It does not require any .NET installations.

Gotcha Data Backup is meant to backup all of the most important areas of the user profiles. For instance... Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Videos, Music, Pictures, Favorites, Internet Favorites/Bookmarks, Microsoft Office PST Files and profile settings, Mapped Drives, and more.

It also has the ability to backup some important System Files and settings. For instance... Windows and Microsoft Office Product Keys, System Drivers, Fonts, WiFi Profiles, and so on.

A great advanced capability is the option to Move files instead of Copy files. This comes in handy if you will be reinstalling a computer without formatting the drive. Since Gotcha will quickly be able to move the files you need backed up into a folder on the same drive very quickly. This can save you hours gathering the backup if you use the normal copy operation that other backup tools use.

Once you have created your backup you will notice it creates a folder in the location you chose called "Gotcha!". In this folder you will have a new file called GotchaRESTORE.exe which is what you will use when you are logged into the Windows User account you wish to restore data to. It will ask you for the path of the Backup. Just browse into this "Gotcha!" folder and select the Dated folder of your backup. Next you just select the profile you will be backing up. Now select any System or User files you wish to restore.

Gotcha does not restore Product Keys... so you can browse through your dated backup folder and find the "System\Keys.ini" file which has the keys in it.

Also Drivers are backed up in "System\Drivers". You will be able to restore them using the built in Windows method for restoring Drivers.


If you have any questions or if you run into any problems please ask here. If you have any requests for improvements I would love to hear them. If you are a developer and are willing to help develop this project please contact me and we can see if it can be worked out. :)

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#2 alacran

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Posted 3 days ago

Thanks for the new file, I have used it since long time ago with excellent results.

 

I have a comment: Just downloaded this version (Gotcha Data Backup 17.11.30.0) but When you run it says version 16.11.13.0, maybe you uploaded wrongly a previous version, or forgot to update the version tag on the file.

 

By the way Avast is detecting a false positive yet, I sended the file to re-scan on their lab telling them it is a false positive.

 

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#3 Siginet

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Posted 3 days ago

Hmmm... I'll take a look as soon as I get home and make sure it's the correct file. Thanks for letting me know. Thanks for submitting the false positive report as well!

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Posted 3 days ago

Thanks for the new file, I have used it since long time ago with excellent results.

 

I have a comment: Just downloaded this version (Gotcha Data Backup 17.11.30.0) but When you run it says version 16.11.13.0, maybe you uploaded wrongly a previous version, or forgot to update the version tag on the file.

 

By the way Avast is detecting a false positive yet, I sended the file to re-scan on their lab telling them it is a false positive.

 

alacran

You were correct! I somehow never uploaded the newer version of the file. It is fixed now. Please re-download. ;-)


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#5 alacran

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Posted 3 days ago

You were correct! I somehow never uploaded the newer version of the file. It is fixed now. Please re-download. ;-)

 

Re-downloaded, now it is in fact version 17.11.30.0, also good news Avast AV is not complaining anymore about a virus (false positive).

 

Thanks to you for your quick response, I like this great tool a lot.

 

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#6 Siginet

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Your welcome! I'm glad you like it! I'm also glad the false positive is gone. :-) That was the main reason for this release was to compile it with a digital signature. Usually most antiviruses do not flag a file with a valid digital signature since it means the program is registered to a legitimate business.
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#7 sajidrehman668

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Posted 21 hours ago

Thanks for the Software...

 

But when trying to RUN after installation, got following issues

 

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Please provide the solution.



#8 Siginet

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Posted 17 hours ago

Thanks for the Software...
 
But when trying to RUN after installation, got following issues
 
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gotcha1531728779.jpg
 
Please provide the solution.


Is this on a computer that has windows on it? If it is launched within winpe it should recognize any drives that have windows installed on it. Or if it is in windows it should check for any external windows installations as well as the current windows.

But if you try to open it on winpe ame there is no windows installations found it would give that error... since there would be no profiles to backup.

Please let me know more info on how you are using the software and hopefully we can figure out what's going on.

#9 BrN888

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Posted 17 hours ago

@Siginet

Virus Total report:

https://www.virustot...cdb93/detection

Zemana scan report

 

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#10 Siginet

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Posted 14 hours ago

Please submit it to them as a false positive.  If possible have them whitelist the Publisher: "Techware Solutions, Inc." Since that is my company and all of my programs will be registered with that digital signature.  







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