Backup images with Backup4all

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Jul 23, 2019

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Backup images with Backup4all

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

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

How to backup images using Images files plugin

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

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

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

After the Image files plugin is installed, you can use it in New Backup Wizard of Backup4all in the Applications list on What do you want to backup page. To create a new backup job for Image files based on this plugin:

  1. Open Backup4all and select File -> New (Ctrl+N).
  2. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  3. From the Applications list, select Image files.
  4. 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 twice.
  5. On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and the encryption. The Full or Mirror type is recommended.
  6. On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days. Press Next.
  7. On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
  8. Click Save, then Save and run.

How to add filters to include in backup only image files

If you have a custom location for your image 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 images: bmp, jpg, jpeg, kodak, png, psd, raw, gif, tiff, wmf, ai.

  1. Open Backup4all and select File -> New (Ctrl+N).
  2. Select a destination for the backup. Click Next.
  3. On the What do you want to backup page, add the backup sources. Press Next.
  4. On the Filter the backup sources page, you can set include/exclude filters for backup sources. Then press Next.
  5. Press Add -> Add include
  6. Under File name section, check Enable
  7. Press Add and enter the file extension (e.g. *.jpeg). Repeat this step for each file entension as they needs to be added separately. Press Next.
  8. On the How do you want to backup page, you can choose the backup type and the encryption.
  9. On the When do you want to backup page, you can set the backup job to automatically run on the specified time and days. Press Next.
  10. On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
  11. Press Save then Save and run.



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