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CuteFTP Plugin


CuteFTP backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the CuteFTP backup plugin below.

Download plugin as XML file
CuteFTP is a commercial FTP client that lets you connect to any FTP/SFTP server to upload or download files and folders. Once installed this plugin will allow defining a backup job to back-up CuteFTP configurations and registry keys.

About CuteFTP

CuteFTP is used to transfer files between computers and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers to publish web pages, download digital images, music, multi-media files and software, and transfer files of any size or type between home and office. It does support multiple protocols as: FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS and SSH.

How to backup and restore CuteFTP using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure CuteFTP, its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back up CuteFTP is important as it will save you time.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the CuteFTP plugin, will allow you to back-up the configuration files and registry entries.
In order to backup CuteFTP, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: CuteFTP backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up CuteFTP. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:
If you need to restore the CuteFTP files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install CuteFTP and the CuteFTP plugin from here: CuteFTP 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 CuteFTP plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • Configurations: %appdata%\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP Pro
  • Registry:
    • HKCU\Software\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional
    • HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional
    • HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: CuteFTP.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="Configurations" type="folder">
      <folder>%appdata%\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP Pro</folder>
    <source name="Registry" type="registry">
      <registry path="HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional" recursive="true"/>
      <registry path="HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional" recursive="true"/>
      <registry path="HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional" recursive="true"/>