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How to backup Yahoo! emails

This article explains how to backup the emails stored online in your Yahoo! account, even if you are not an Yahoo Mail Plus subscriber (that gives offline access with POP for your emails).

Backup Outlook emails and settings

This article provides information on how to back-up Microsoft Outlook automatically or manually. If you are actively using Outlook and rely on it for most of your communications, schedules and contact management, then you realize how important it is to have all that data stored safely.

USB backup

You can backup your data to a USB drive or from a USB drive using Backup4all. This is a practical backup destination as it allows you to store important files to external devices, offering increased portability. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.

Back-up to Google Drive using Backup4all

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service by Google. As an extension to Google Docs, it allows users to store all types of files on the Google servers, making it an ideal destination for online backups. This article explains how to use it to store your backups.

Backup the Favorites folder

This article explains how to backup the Bookmarks/Favorites folder for the most popular browsers. Each browser has a different location where the bookmarks are stored. In order to back-up the favorites, you will need to manually copy that folder or use a backup program to back them up automatically.

How to back up Hotmail emails?

This article explains how to back up Hotmail emails with Backup4all. You can back up your Hotmail emails by using Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Windows Mail or Thunderbird with the corresponding Backup4all plugin.

How to generate a self signed certificate

This article explains how to generate a self signed certificate. A self-signed certificate is an identity certificate signed by its own creator. That is, the person that created the certificate also signed off on its legitimacy.

Backup to Blu-ray

This article explains how to back up to Blu-ray using Backup4all and the advantages it offers.

How to download, install and use backup plugins

This article will show you how to download, install and use the backup plugins in Backup4all.

How to create a private-public key pair

This article explains how to create a private-public key pair. Private-public key cryptography is a relatively new cryptographic approach whose distinguishing characteristic is the use of asymmetric key algorithms instead of symmetric key algorithms.

Configuring a backup to run automatically when the USB drive is plugged in

This article shows how to configure the Portable edition of Backup4all installed on a flash drive, to run a specific backup job or backup group when you plug in the flash drive. Backup4all can be configured to run a specific job/group when the flash drive is plugged in.

How to backup Outlook Express emails and settings

This backup article explains how to backup Outlook Express emails and settings, not Microsoft Outlook. Outlook Express emails are stored in .dbx files. For each folder in Outlook Express a .dbx file is assigned.

Backup MS SQL Server data

This article explains how to backup MS SQL Server data with Backup4all using a scheduled task. The database files are locked by the MS SQL Server. In order to backup these files and avoid data corruption, it is necessary to perform some actions.

How to use the Scheduler

This article explains how to schedule backup jobs in Backup4all. A scheduler can be set for a backup to be executed automatically at certain time intervals (daily, weekly, monthly) or at system startup, logon, when idle or shutdown.

Restore data after a hard drive crash

This article explains how to restore files and folders from a backup after a hard drive crash. Backup4all creates standard zip files thus to restore data from a backup it is not necessary to use it, you can use other compatible zip programs.

How to configure and use One Touch Backup?

Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed. If your One Touch Backup device is not detected by Backup4all (Backup4all is not natively compatible with the device), you could use the command line parameters to create a command that can be associated to the One Touch button of your device.

How to configure the email notifications

Send Email notifications is a very useful feature that enables Backup4all to send an email with information about the status of the performed backup job upon its completion.

How to schedule a backup job

You can schedule a backup either from the Backup Properties window or from the Schedulers window. The difference between the two methods is that the first displays the scheduled tasks only for the selected backup job, while the second will show you the scheduled tasks for all the backup jobs and groups.

How to back up data without using zip compression

This article explains how to back up data keeping the original file format (without using compression). The Mirror backup type is the only one that does not use zip compression. The resulted backup will be an exact copy (mirror) of the source files, without altering their initial file format.

How to use advanced settings in Backup4all

Options on this page affect the way a particular backup job is executed. Options that are marked with (*) might not be available in your edition - check Feature Matrix for detailed information on differences between editions.