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Backing up your most valuable data will always be a hassle, there's no getting away from that, but at least Backup4all Lite gets the whole tedious business over with the maximum possible speed.
The Backup4all advantages start with its well designed interface. The straightforward backup wizard walks you through all the key options you need, each of which have sensible default settings, and so you can create a backup job to save your My Documents folder (for example) in something less than a minute. You almost certainly won't need to check the Help file, either, although it's good to know that there's quality documentation available if you need it.
The program includes predefined backup choices to reduce the time you spend hunting for files and folders. Would you like to save your Firefox profiles and Thunderbird mail, perhaps? Just choose those options from the list.
Of course you can also specify particular files and folders to back up, if that's more convenient. And customisable filters give fine control over your backup contents, so for example you're able to ignore executable file types like *.DLL or *.EXE, while including common document formats such as *.DOC, *.XLS or *.PPT.
Backup4all Lite 5 can back up to local, external, network or removable drives, and if you switch to the program's advanced mode then you'll find plenty of additional controls over what's transferred. You can also backup to the cloud, including Amazon S3.