Backup4all 7.3 released, with GDPR changes

Backup4all 7.3 was released, a major update with several improvements. You can download the new version here: Download Backup4all.

Here are some of the new features that were added in this new version:

GDPR compliance changes. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union, that becomes enforceable on May 25th, 2018. We value your privacy and we’ve taken extra measures to ensure that we comply with GDPR in regards to the data we collect from you. That’s why, the main change you’ll notice is that when activating/changing your key the personal data is optional.

Backup4all activation

Thus, if you don’t want to have your name/email collected you can only enter the product key and activate it. We do recommend entering at least your email to be notified of future updates, but that’s up to you.

Checkbox visibility on Windows with no theme. On the main window of the installer there is a checkbox that allows users to decide if they want to send anonymous usage statistics or not. On Windows installations that were not using any themes, the checkbox wasn’t visible enough, so we modified it completely now to be more visible. As a side note, the usage statistics sent are truly anonymous as we don’t transmit the IP or other particular details about you.

Setup window

Here’s the full list of updates and fixes in Backup4all 7.3:

  • New: General Data Protection Regulation compliance changes
  • Update: Check boxes displayed during setup are now more visible on Windows with no theme
  • Update: Minor GUI improvements
  • Fix: Control tab in Main window had hidden buttons
  • Fix: OneDrive for Business connection errors
  • Fix: Custom filters errors in certain situations
  • Fix: Help button from File menu did not work
  • Fix: Rotate disks on external disk option was not saving state
  • Fix: Backup Properties displayed a warning message for some configurations
  • Fix: Always add command line details in the bug reporting log

Notice to previous versions users (Backup4all 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x): Backup4all 7.3 will be installed separately and allows you to import the backup jobs from the previous version (once imported, they cannot be used in the previous version). To upgrade visit this page: Upgrade Backup4all

This version update is free for all users that have an existing valid license of Backup4all 7.x.

However, this version is not free for users of previous versions of Backup4all (1.x – 6.x). If you own a previous version and want to test Backup4all 7.3, you can install a 30 day free trial here: Download Backup4all 7.3.