Backup music with Backup4all

This article explains how to backup music with Backup4all. You can choose to back up your music files located in My Documents folder by using the specific plugin or you can set a filter to include in backup only the audio files extensions.

On this page: How to backup music using Music files plugin How to add filters to include in backup only audio files

If you keep you music files in My Documents folder you can use the plugin to back up your files. If you have a custom location for your music files or you keep them in multiple locations on your computer, you need to add all folders containing music files to backup sources and filter the backup to include only the music files.

How to backup music using Music files plugin

Right click the following file and select Save Target As (Save Link As in FireFox): Music_files.xml

After the download is finished, follow these steps to install it in Backup4all:

  1. Open Backup4all and select Tools->Plugins->Add.
  2. Browse to the location where the plugin was saved (usually the desktop), select Music_files.xml and click Open.


After the plugin is installed, in Backup4all in the Selection of files and folders drop-down list Music files will be included too. To create a new backup job for Music files based on this plugin:

  1. Open Backup4all and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).
  2. On the first page enter a name for the backup in the Name field.
  3. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  4. From the Selection of files and folders drop-down list, select Music files.
  5. You will see a list of the items to be backed up. You can clear (un-check) the items that you do not want to back up. Click Next.
  6. On the next page, select the backup type. The Full or Mirror type is recommended.
  7. Click Save, then Save and run.

How to add filters to include in backup only audio files

If you have a custom location for your music files or you want to back up only some file types, you should follow the indications below. In this example, we mention the most frequently used file types for music: mp3, wma, wav, atrac, flac, AAC, ogg, mid, mp4, mka, mpa, nra, m4a.

  1. Open Backup4all and select File->New Backup (Ctrl+N).
  2. On the first page enter a name for the backup in the Name field.
  3. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  4. Press Add files or Add folders to create the backup sources file list. Press Next.
  5. Press Advanced mode button and go to Filters page
  6. Press Add->Add include
  7. Under File name section, check Enable
  8. Press Add and enter the file types separated by comma (e.g. *.mp3,  *.wma, *. wav)
  9. Press OK then press Save then Save and run.

Applies to:

Backup4all 4.x or later.

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