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KenWA
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Post by KenWA »

In this day of increasing number of "portable apps" which can be run from a USB flash disk etc., can you tell me whether FBackup has to be installed on the main system disk or can it be run from such a USB disk?
Thanking you,
Ken


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
You cannot run FBackup from an USB disk. If you want a portable backup application, we recommend you Backup4all Portable which is a commercial application.


KenWA
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Post by KenWA »

Actually, I think I asked the wrong question here. The query arose because I had just done a full re-installation of Windows and all my apps and was looking for a way to shorten this process by having as many apps as possible on my second HD and not on the C:\ drive. Installing Windows was easy but doing all the apps one by one and activating etc took ages.
Would this be possible?


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
FBackup needs to be installed again after the OS is reinstalled.


KenWA
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Post by KenWA »

Naturally it has to be re-installed if it is on the C drive which has just been reformatted. The question is, if it had been installed on the D:\ drive which was not formatted would it be able to operate on files on any of the available drives.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
If FBackup is located on another drive, you don't need to reinstall it. You can just start the application.

Please note FBackup stores the program settings and local cache on C: drive (by default).

You should run a backup of the FBackup configurations in order to keep the program's settings after formatting the C: drive.


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