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Download plugin as XML file Author: Adrian (Softland), 2020-09-09
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.

About Blender

Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, rendering, motion graphics, video editing, and compositing.

How to backup and restore Blender using Backup4all plugin

Once you installed Blender, 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 Blender data is important and it will save you time compared to doing a backup manually.

Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Blender plugin will let you back-up the registry entries.

In order to backup Blender, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Blender backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Blender. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:https://www.backup4all.com/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-kb.html

If you need to restore the Blender files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install Blender and the Blender plugin from here: Blender 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 Blender plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:

  • Data files
  • Scripts
  • Blender registry entries

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: Blender.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
	<!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
	<id>{7B164B12-74F6-06D6-0BD4-5A9246618FCF}</id>
	<!--Program name-->
	<name>Blender</name>
	<!--Executable file path-->
	<exepath type="0"/>
	<!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
	<minversion/>
	<maxversion/>
	<!--Information about the plugin author-->
	<author>
		<name>Softland</name>
		<email>support@backup4all.com</email>
		<website>https://www.backup4all.com</website>
	</author>
	<!--Variables used in the XML file-->
	<variables>
		<!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
	</variables>
	<!--The backup sources-->
	<sources>
		<source name="Data Files" type="folder">
			<folder>C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.83\2.83\datafiles</folder>
		</source>
		<source name="Scripts" type="folder">
			<folder>C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender 2.83\2.83\scripts</folder>
		</source>
		<source name="Registry" type="registry">
			<registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\blendfile" recursive="true"/>
			<registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.blend" recursive="true"/>
			<registry path="HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1756089716-1438324975-3200291012-1001\SOFTWARE\Blender Foundation" recursive="true"/>
		</source>
	</sources>
</b4asource>