Frequently Asked Questions
Yes it’s free for both personal and commercial use. Has no watermarks, ads, or other annoying limitations.
What does FBackup stand for?
Free backups (Free + Backup).
Which operating systems does FBackup run on?
FBackup is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2003 Small Business Server, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 Server, Window 7 and Windows 8. It is not compatible with Macintosh and Linux systems (you can however try using emulator software for MAC, such as Parallels Desktop for Mac, or for Linux, such as Wine)
What type of compression FBackup uses for the full backup type?
FBackup uses standard zip compression, meaning that the saved backup can be accessed with other third party zip utilities.
What does "The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted" mean?
You receive this message because you are trying to extract files from a zip archive that was created using zip64 technology.
When creating the backup, if FBackup estimates that the resulting zip file will not exceed 4 GB and will contain less than 65,535 files, it will create the zip using standard technology. The zip archive can be unpacked with any zip utility available on the market.
However, if the resulting zip file will exceed 4 GB (or have more than 65,535 files in it), FBackup will use zip64 technology to create the archive, because this technology doesn't have limitations (regarding size or number of files).
How can I make a shortcut to an existing backup job, so that I can run it by double-clicking on a desktop shortcut?
First select the backup job you want to run. Right-click on the backup job and select "Create Shortcut" from the menu. Save the shortcut on the desktop.
I lost my backup job configuration so I only have the backup catalog, can I use it to restore the backup job?
Yes. Just double-click on the catalog file. FBackup will be invoked and a new backup job will be created based on the backup catalog file.
How can I copy a backup job (create a new one similar to an existing one)?
Select the backup job you want to copy from the left side bar, right-click it and select "Create like (CTRL+L)". The new backup job will be created with the same configurations as the original one (but different name).