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How to activate Backup4all manually

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Jul 17, 2018

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How to activate Backup4all manually

The Backup4all copy needs to be activated after purchasing a license. This article describes how to manually activate Backup4all.



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Use the manual activation method only if the online activation fails due to firewall issues or internet connection.

The manual activation process involves two computers: computer A, where Backup4all is installed, and computer B, the one that has internet access. Follow the steps below to copy the activation file from computer A to computer B from where you can obtain the activation response.


For Backup4all 6, please use the following steps:

  1. Open Backup4all (on computer A). The Activate application window will appear. If you previously used the trial, you need to open the activation window from File -> Licensing, by pressing the "Enter product key" button.
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  2. Press the Enter key button from the right side of the activation window.
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  3. Enter the Backup4all product key, the registration email and press Activate button.
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  4. If there is no internet connection on that computer, the following popup will appear. Press Continue offline button.
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  5. In the email received after you purchased Backup4all, there is also a license .lic file attached. Download that license file and load it in Backup4all, then press Next.
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  6. On the second step of the manual activation, you have two options:

    • Email activation request. Using this option, the default email client will open to send the activation request. After sending the activation request email, in a short moment you will get an email containing the activation file. Please load that file on the next page in order to activate the application.
    • Save activation request. Using this option, you will be asked to indicate the location where the activation request file will be saved. Take that file and go to Computer B where you have internet access. Load the file on activate.backup4all.com and press Activate. You will then have the option to download the activation response file. In both cases you will get a activation response file, that you need to load on the next step.
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  7. On this page you have to load the activation response file and press Activate button.
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For Backup4all 5, please use the following steps:

  1. Open Backup4all (on computer A). The Activate application window will appear. If you previously used the trial, you need to open the activation window from File -> Help, by pressing the "Enter activation key" button.
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  2. Press the Manual activation button from the bottom left side of the activation window.
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  3. In the email received after you purchased Backup4all, there is also a license .lic file attached. Download that license file and load it in Backup4all, then press Next.
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  4. On the second step of the manual activation, you have two options:

    • Email activation request. Using this option, the default email client will open to send the activation request. After sending the activation request email, in a short moment you will get an email containing the activation file. Please load that file on the next page in order to activate the application.
    • Save activation request. Using this option, you will be asked to indicate the location where the activation request file will be saved. Take that file and go to Computer B where you have internet access. Load the file on activate.backup4all.com and press Activate. You will then have the option to download the activation response file. In both cases you will get a activation response file, that you need to load on the next step.
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  5. On this page you have to load the activation response file and press Activate button.
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The video tutorial below shows how you can do a manual activation by email for Backup4all:

The video tutorial below shows how you can do a manual activation by saving an activation request file and loading back in Backup4all the activation response:

If you encounter problems during activation (either manual or automatic) send us an email with details so we can investigate: Contact Us

Applies to:

Backup4all 5.x, 6.x