O&O AutoBackup 4: Connect – Synchronize – Remove

O&O AutoBackup synchronizes files and folders automatically with one or more external storage devices – and always exactly at the point when the device is connected to the PC. It also only synchronizes those files that were altered.

Berlin, November 4th, 2014 – O&O Software, a specialist in data security and data recovery, announces its latest version of O&O AutoBackup. O&O AutoBackup 4 automatically backs up and synchronizes selected files and folders using an external storage device, for example a USB Stick. Whenever that USB is connected to the PC a backup process begins automatically. If a source file was changed or rewritten O&O AutoBackup copies it straight to the external device.

The files are saved as copies on the target disk so that they can also be accessed without O&O AutoBackup using the normal Windows Explorer. New photos can be automatically backed up in this way as well: the only thing the user has to do is connect an external disk to the computer.

The integrated real time synchronization feature protects data even faster. As soon as a file is changed or created on the source, O&O AutoBackup will copy it onto the connected target disk. For even better control over the data, O&O AutoBackup can synchrionize the files automatically with several different storage devices: users can for instance save work documents to an external hard disk and put holiday photos on a USB stick. The simple and intuitive user interface requires just a few clicks for creating dependable backups and guarantees full protection.

Automatic file comparison

Whenever an external disk is connected to the computer, O&O AutoBackup will check to see if there have been any changes to those files and folders already located on that disk. There’s no need to start the program manually.

Using a simple file selection dialog, the user can select the files, folders, and even partitions that he or she wants to backup.

Backup options include:

  • Full Backup: all data is copied to the external disk into a directory. This is always the first step in order to have a complete backup of all selected files.
  • Backup of the changes: All changes and new data will be copied. A new file is written each time but the original file on the external medium is not changed. Files that have been deleted on the source remain on the external disk.
  • Synchronization: All changes are implemented and deleted data will be removed from the target medium.
  • Real time synchronization: As soon as files are created or changed on the source, O&O AutoBackup copies them onto the designated target drive.

New and enhanced features

Automatic backup on multiple target devices: Multiple targets can now be selected for saving different data.

Engine and Processes: Completely revamped for even faster synchronization.

Compatibility: O&O AutoBackup 4 is compatible with Windows 8.1 and fully meets the requirements of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Advanced settings: This is, for example, where the user can specify to which folder the backup copy should be written.

Scheduling: The user has various options available, among them, whether a backup should be carried out with new connections only, or on a daily/weekly basis.

Event Viewer: Logs the various activities carried out by O&O AutoBackup.