Backup4all 4.1 was released

A new version of Backup4all 4.1 was released. This version contains additional improvements and adds to the features of the Backup4all 4 final release.

You can download it here:

What’s new in Backup4all 4.1:

  • New: Backup to Blu-ray discs and HD-DVD (or from Blu-ray/HD DVD) is now supported
  • New: Added support for backing up to dual layer DVDs
  • New: Added plugin to backup Microsoft Outlook automatically
  • New: Added show excluded file no. and excluded folder no. (in Test/Cleanup window, Backup View, Restore/Choose backup numbers window)
  • New: Added text description field for selected filter in Options->Filters
  • New: “Check all”/”Uncheck all” buttons were added to Restore Wizard
  • New: Added the possibility to enable/disable automatic weekly updates during setup
  • New: Added new predefined splits for Blu-ray and dual layer DVDs
  • New: Predefined global filters are added automatically to new backup jobs
  • Update: Optimized “Update catalog” process for jobs with many backup numbers
  • Update: Before/After actions now allow shortcuts
  • Update: Faster “Expand all” in Backup View and Explore View
  • Update: Faster catalog update after backup
  • Update: Plugins are listed in alphabetical order
  • Update: Explorer like multiselect handling in Backup View / Explore View
  • Update: Added text box on the Compression page, informing about the encryption feature applicability
  • Update: During open file backup, if a file is not found via the shadow copy volume service, it looks for it directly in the source
  • Update: Optimized the speed for backup jobs that were created using predefined plugins.
  • Update: Modified the merging procedure when using independent zip splits
  • Update: Drastically reduced the time needed to reindex the backup catalog (after a backup terminated abnormally)
  • Update: Automatic detection and conversion of backup catalog from version 3 to 4 (when needed)
  • Update: Added command line parameters for setup
  • Update: Compatible with Windows 7 (beta)
  • Fix: When using mirror with zip, files with long path were not copied
  • Fix: “Delete sources after successful backup” did not remove folders from sources
  • Fix: ICO images with resolution over 32×32 and alpha blending were not loaded as backup job icons
  • Fix: Filters containing absolute paths were ignored
  • Fix: Testing a mirror backup (with zip and AES encryption) to FTP returned errors even when successful
  • Fix: Timeout while waiting to stop expand
  • Fix: In specific cases, “Close after run” was ignored for scheduled groups
  • Fix: Disabled schedulers were still executed on Vista
  • Fix: Files were not deleted during incremental backups set to keep only 3 versions
  • Fix: Use existing FTP configuration in New Backup Wizard
  • Fix: “Limit number of backups” and “Merge backups” are now taken into account when backing up to USB flash drives (if the backup is not spanned)
  • Fix: Scheduled jobs for other users were available for the current user too
  • Fix: Miscelaneous fixes for filters
  • Fix: When running a full backup to an external drive, no error was shown in some cases if the drive was disconnected
  • Fix: Bandwidth limitation was ignored when set through the Options-Ftp window
  • Fix: When using the Merge backups option, files that only have one version and have the status excluded will be deleted

This update is free for all registered users of Backup4all 4, for previous version owners (i.e. 3.x, 2.x) you have the option to upgrade by visiting

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