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7-Zip Plugin


7-Zip backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the 7-Zip backup plugin below.

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7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization.

About 7-Zip

7-Zip is free software with open source. The most of the code is under the GNU LGPL license.

How to backup and restore 7-Zip using Backup4all plugin

Once you installed 7-Zip, it is a bit of a problem to move its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back-up 7-Zip data is important and it will save you time compared to doing a backup manually.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the 7-Zip plugin will let you back-up the registry entries.
In order to backup 7-Zip, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: 7-Zip backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up 7-Zip. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:
If you need to restore the 7-Zip files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install 7-Zip and the 7-Zip plugin from here: 7-Zip backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the 7-Zip plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • 7-Zip registry entries

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: 7-Zip.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
	<!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
	<!--Program name-->
	<!--Executable file path-->
	<exepath type="0"/>
	<!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
	<!--Information about the plugin author-->
		<email>[email protected]</email>
	<!--Variables used in the XML file-->
		<!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
	<!--The backup sources-->
		<source name="Registry" type="registry">
			<registry path="HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\7-Zip" recursive="true"/>