Handy Backup is the photo backup solution for PCs that automatically saves pictures online or to a local storage. Lot of advanced settings help you to save your images safe and secure. Handy Backup provides fast and effective the My Pictures folder backups that allows you to use a variety of restore scenarios.
Version 8.5.0 , built on September 19, 2023. 116 MB
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Fast, convenient, easy to use – this is about Handy Backup. The clear and intuitive graphical user interface allows you to back up photos in six clicks. You select the My Picture, click OK and Handy Backup automatically includes the folder in the backup.
Unless you use data encryption, Handy Backup will always take photo backup in native formats that allows you to store JPEG or GIF files in source format “as is”. You can browse, use or edit backup file contents with no recovery. Photo backup folders maintain timestamps.
You can schedule the backup task to run automatically without user intervention. Handy Backup Setting allows defining the job schedule and starts the backup task at specific time daily, on defined weekdays or with specific periodicity. Handy Backup provides full, incremental and differential backup.
You can choose to back up data to HDD, external devices, NAS, FTP and different cloud services: OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Box. The cloud backup solutions copy the data to cloud storage servers elsewhere. It helps you to keep data safe and to minimize the threat of physical disasters.
Tip: Nowadays, the best photo storage cloud services offer great features and storage tools and let you store the My Pictures folder securely. For example, you can share Google Drive content with other users and retrieve the data as often as you would like.
Diagrams, vector graphics, Photoshop project files, layers and textures can be copied by Handy Backup. There are features to cloud and local backup photos. File masks with different file extensions – PNG or JPEG – help to work with common image file formats.
Turn a task wizard to advanced mode on Step 1, and then set up a file extension mask for file name on Step 2. Use the Computer (or other data source) to access picture storage. Handy Backup will find files with these extensions, and then auto backup photos to a chosen destination.
To run the backup job on a regular basis by photo backup software is an important step of backup strategy. Avoid the thought “It will never happen to me”. However, hard drives wear out and HDD failure occurs over time that causes costly data loss. Backup photos are the foundation of data protection, recovery, retention, and availability. You reduce the risk to data and save time on disaster recovery due to cyber threats.
Read a User Guide to create backup tasks and back up the My Pictures folder on the other place. The User Manual includes step-by-step instructions. Follow guidelines to help you create backup tasks.
Open Handy Backup and click on the button control panel Create.
Tip: You can use an option Computer in the Local or Network Folder field. The option allows saving different types of files and folders. You can use filters to define photos that you include in the backup.
Note: The program can ask about connection to some external resource (for example FTP or cloud). Click Create a connection and enter account data in the next window (or windows) to use selected storage. There is no configure local drive.
Photo backup task will be created. You can run the backup job manually or schedule the job by the task properties dialogue box. Automatic My Pictures library backup will complete. Download the best free photo backup software for PC on a 30 day trial now.
In the video, we show how to create a photo advanced backup task by Handy Backup. We copy PNG digital picture files to Microsoft OneDrive. You can use other formats and storages. Video shows a cycle of advanced task wizard creation.
Video explains how to set up file filters on Step 2 to automatically define file extension, how to connect to OneDrive storage, and other steps of a backup task wizard.
Note: You can stay in a simple backup task wizard mode to create a common photo backup task. You can copy photos the same way from everywhere by using the option Computer.
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