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I wrote RCBackup to use as a simple tool for backing up my files to a network drive. Such applications already exist for Windows, but they either seem to be too limited, too tricky to use, or covered in advertising and what not. I have used an excellent, simple little app on my Amiga for many years which does an excellent job with no messing around, and always wondered why such a thing was so hard to find for Windows. So I wrote one!

The original Amiga application which inspired RCBackup was written by Daniel Westerberg, and it is simply called BackUp. You can go to to learn more about it. Thanks Daniel! :)

Version of RCBackup is now available! Changes include:

  • Added option to exclude or include subdirectories
  • Settings are now remembered when you quit
  • Fixed rescanning of unneeded files during copy operation
  • Fixed a couple of exceptions (e.g. write-protected files)
  • Made a few user interface improvements

The latest version of RCBackup can be downloaded from the Download section. This version was actually mostly written a couple of years ago, but I somehow got sidetracked and forgot to upload it...

RCBackup Details
RCBackup has a few options for deciding how you want it to do its job, such as:
  • Optionally creating the source folder at the destination (useful for creating the first copy)
  • Skipping the initial file scan phase for faster copying
  • Deleting files at the destination that no longer exist at the source
  • Option for copying all files or just files that have been changed
  • Option to run in "sync" mode, which runs the backup in both directions

It has been tested under Windows XP, Vista and 7, and should work fine with all versions of these systems. I haven't tried it under Windows 8 or 10, but please let me know if it works!


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