How to Install Plug-ins

Note: XML-based plug-ins are temporarily unavailable in the latest version, Handy Backup 8.5.3 (released on March 5, 2024). We are planning to add this feature in several weeks - and if you need it right now, we recommend that you use version 6.9.7 instead.

Download version 6.9.7

You can add plug-ins to Handy Backup either through Settings -> Plugins, or by downloading them manually and adding to the XmlPlugins in the Handy Backup installation folder.

Download the plug-in or plug-ins you need from this web site. Save downloaded files in ZIP format on your computer, and then extract the archive to the following folder: Program Files/Novosoft/HandyBackup/XmlPlugins.

To check the success of your plug-in installation, do the following:

  1. Launch Handy Backup.
  2. On the File menu, click Settings.
  3. In the left pane, click Plug-ins. Plug-in categories appear in the right pane.
  4. Click the “plus” sign next to the category you need, and check if your plug-in is in the list.
  5. If you can see your plug-in, then the installation was successful.
Settings - Plug-ins

Using Plug-ins with Handy Backup

To use the plug-in in Handy Backup, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the New Task Wizard and start creating a new backup task.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Click your plug-in in the context menu.
New Task Wizard

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