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Franz Plugin


Franz backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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

Download plugin as XML file
Franz is a free messaging app /former emperor of Austria, that combines chat & messaging services into one application.

About Franz

Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more.

How to backup and restore Franz using Backup4all plugin

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

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • Local data files
  • User setting files
  • Registry settings

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: Franz.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-->
		<name>Softland SRL</name>
		<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="Local files" type="folder">
		<source name="User files" type="folder">
		<source name="Registry" type="registry">
			<registry path="HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4127135719-2910590519-1903499359-1001\Software\Classes\franz" recursive="true"/>