Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your . Manually, This will allow you to type out the path to the files or. Cobian Backup is an excellant free backup software for Windows. Read this review and tutorial to learn how to use Cobian Backup. This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Cobian Backup software. Cobian is a simple file replication software that allows users to restore lost/ damaged.

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The cause because the manaul could not be changed may have been:. Uncheck “Use file attributes logic”, but bear in mind that many features will not work with this method. And sure it seems logical that the almighty Administrator should have access to all files, but… that is not necessarily true.

How to backup and restore your data using Cobian Backup

The program compresses and encrypts twice. That depends on your data.

If you are executing the backup program as the user A and want to back up the disc C: Q-How can I start the backup of all tasks when Windows starts? When I click “Run all tasks” nothing happens. If the program fails to reset this attribute back after a backup, the next backup will, once again copy this file even if it has not been changed.

Zip and 7zip methods store the file names as uniocode. I recommend you to make multiple copies of your valuable data: Please use the Support forum that you find under the Help menu.


If some application is working with a file that is open exclusively, there are several things you may try to do: In the above screen, click on the Add button in the Source category to select the files and folders you wish to backup.

This will open a screen where you can select bavkup directories and files you wish to backup and the folder that you will store the backups. It could be possible that your firewall is blocking the connection.

Use the “Run everything on start” options. In Coboan, it’s also especially important to know that even when running as an administrator, your program could be executed with limited powers if you have UAC activated.

Compression is a good thing in theory. I have a zip filecreated with Cobian Backup. Q- I want to backup to a FTP. At this screen select the As an application No autostart radio button and press the Next button.

Cobian Backup – An Excellent Free Backup Software for Windows

It’s not possible to start a backup when Windows shuts down because the system would kill the service in the middle of the work. It checks if the source has changed from the last backup and only will backup those files that are new or have changed since the last backup. From this screen it is also possible to password protect all of the compressed files so that you are unable to extract the files without entering a password. This means that this will only work if the service is running under the Local System account Windows only Q- In the log file I see: ListName start the program using the list on ListName.


Why can the 7zip method update an existing archive? If you don’t like it, just disable it.

Cobian Backup – FAQ

When you have finished selecting the files you wish to backup and the location to store the backups, click on the OK button. How do I fix that? Mznual the menu List-Import to convert the old format into the new one. If you select this option you will need to enter your FTP site login information in order for the program to access the files. This means that this will only work if the service is running under the Local System account Windows only.

Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your data consisting of backup folders, optionally compressed archives, and restoring your files through standard Windows file manipulation methods.

Only, don’t tell anybody else. It should be preset to C: Cobian Backup only uses the Internet for the Check for new versions feature. It may be blocking the program. What is the “Window Caption” that I need to enter? Mwnual you will be shown a window containing the License Agreement.