File Backup and Recovery Utility for Windows

File Backup Software

File backup software is a basic type of any backup. In this area, Handy Backup has a full spectrum of efficient tools and functions, allowing file backup for any data type under Windows and Linux, including “hot” backup for files opened by other applications, making file backup online and many other.

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Version 7.9.4, built on 13 September, 2017
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Advantages of Handy Backup as File Backup and Restore Software


Hot File Backup

Hot File Backup Service

Handy Backup allows backing up files opened by other applications. It utilizes the VSS (Volume Shadow copying Service) when running a file backup program, saving much time and job efficiency on backup.


Automatic File Backup

Scheduled Backup

You can set up a schedule (an exact starting time and a repeating period) for your file backup task. In addition, you can start your task by a system event (e.g. plugging a USB device into a PC or by logoff).


File Backup Methods

Selecting Backup Methods

As fully functional file backup software, Handy Backup allows you such functions as incremental, differential and mixed backup, versioning, time stamping, compression and encryption.



Storages for File Backup


Handy Backup supports a plenty of storage types allowing making file backup online and offline, e.g.:

  • Local drives, mapped disks, external USB drives.
  • NAS storages, shared network folders, FTP servers (with SFTP and FTPS in most editions).
  • Network servers and workstations (for network editions only).
  • Clouds, including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box and dedicated HBdrive cloud.
  • Any commercial or private cloud supporting the WebDAV protocol.
Storages for File Backup





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Handy Backup Standard

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Handy Backup Standard

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How to Make File Backup and Recovery with Handy Backup?


This brief instruction tells how to make an automatic file backup task.

  1. Open Handy Backup and make a new task by clicking a button or by pressing Ctrl+N.
  2. Select a backup task on the Step 1. Proceed to the Step 2.
  3. On this step, expand the “Local or Network Drives” group on the left panel.

Specify Backup Set: Computer

  1. Select the “Computer” plug-in. Double-click on it, or click on the “>>” button.
  2. The data selection dialog will open. Using the file system tree, find and mark your files.
  3. Click OK to return to the Step 2, and then proceed to the Step 3.
  4. Continue creating your task as explained in the User Manual.

Note: You must know the location of your files specified for file backup. When you do not know where to find these files, you can use the option described below – file filters by mask and/or attributes.



Using File Filters

To find some files automatically, use the file filters as described here.

  1. On the Step 2, click on the “File filters…” button. A new dialog will appear.

  2. Use File Filters for File Backup

  3. Select files by masks of file names, to include or exclude these names from file backup.
  4. When finished, click OK and return to the Step 2. Select the “Computer” plug-in.
  5. Mark an entire drive containing your files (or particular folders to speed up searching).
  6. Click OK. The file backup utility will automatically find files matching your question.



Restoring Files from Backup

All file backup solutions must have a capability of automatic restore from backups. To realize this capability on Handy Backup, please create a restoration task as described below.

  1. Open New Task Wizard, and create a new restoration task as described above.
  2. On the Step 2, browse for the index file backup.hbi in your archive folder. Click Next.

Select Index File for Restoration

  1. By default, Handy Backup will return the files it restores to the original place.

Caveat! We are strongly recommending inspecting carefully any location before restoring a file backup into it. Otherwise, you can accidentally destroy some newer data than the backup content you will restore into a destination folder!

  1. If you want to restore your files to a different folder than its origin, please follow these steps:

    • In the “Select Restore Locations” dialog, select a file to move, and then click the “Change Location” button. It will open the “Change restore location” dialog.

    • Change Restore Location

    • Select a new location (including a possibility for completely different destination type, such as an FTP server).

  2. Continue creating a recovery task as described in the User Manual. No of these steps have specific requirements for file restoration.

Download Handy Backup

Version 7.9.4, built on 13 September, 2017
66.1 MB

Handy Backup is a complete, unified file backup and restore software tool. Try all its might by downloading a newest version of Handy Backup with all plug-ins and options for a completely free 30-day trial period!


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