Backup videos with Backup4all

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Oct 07, 2019

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Backup videos with Backup4all

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

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

How to backup videos using Video files plugin

To create a new backup job for My videos based on application's plugin, follow these steps:

  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, from the applications list, press "More applications".
  4. Select "Video files" plugin and install it. Then close the plugins window.
  5. Select Video files plugin from the applications list and press Next twice
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. On the Personalize your backup job page, enter a name for the backup in the Backup name field.
  9. Click Save, then Save and run

How to add filters to include in backup only video files

If you have a custom location for your video 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 videos: mpeg, mpg, wmv, avi, 3gp, divx, flv, mkv, mov, movie, mp4, swf

  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.
  5. Press Add -> Add include
  6. Under File name section, check Enable
  7. Press Add and enter the file extension (e.g. *.mpeg). 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