Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 Review
Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 Review
There are a lot of advanced backup applications on the software market but you are still looking for the best one which will help you to back up the entire system or separated files quickly and effortlessly without in-depth computer skills and without tons of difficult and hard settings? You are lucky because the search of the best program is now over. The German software developer has just released a very easy to use and convenient application with the help of which you can easily back up everything on your computer. The main advantage of the program is its simplicity. Unlike other backup applications which need some computer skills, Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 offers the simplest and the most convenient way to back up files. Forget about complicated options and settings! Forget that you need advanced computer skills! All you need is Ashampoo Backup Pro 10.
Download and Installation- the latest version of the program can be downloaded from the Ashampoo official website. The installer is just about 50 MB and it is available for both 32 and 64-bit versions. The program is multilingual and it currently supports about 30 languages including Italian, French, English, and so on. The trial version is fully functional and it can be used without any restriction for 40 days.
The installation procedure is straightforward. All you need is to select the installation language, accept the terms of the license agreement.
The Interface of the Program- The user interface of the program is very simply designed and it is very convenient. The main window of Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 consists of four tiles which provide quick access to the main tools of the program; they are as follows-
Create New Backup File- (this feature allows you to create the entire system backup or the backup of individual files or folders quickly and safely.
Restore Backup- (this feature allows you to restore previously created backups).
Manage Backup Plans- (with the help of this tool you can control and manage created backups).
View Backup Reports- (after accessing this tile, you will get detailed info about each created backup).
The Main Features of the Program- you do not like backing up your operating system and important files or folders because you think that it is a very long and boring process? Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 will help you to change your mind! Unlike other similar applications which have got a lot of settings and options and require some computer skills, Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 is very easy to use and you do not need to configure tons of options and settings. You can simply apply or change the main options during the backup process.
Create New Backup Plan- before backing up your files; you should select the storage type, i.e. that place where you would like to store your backups. The program allows you to store your data on the local or network drive on the one hand and on the different cloud service websites on the other hand. Currently Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 supports the following cloud services- Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Strato HiDrive, 1&1 and Magenta CLOUD.
After selecting the desired storage type, you can choose the drive which you want to back up, for example, the internal or external drive, and so on. In this step you can also specify the name of the of the backup folder, i.e. the folder where your backed up files will be placed.
The third step is very important because you should select what you would like to back up. Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 allows you to back up the entire hard drive or its partitions (i.e. you have the possibility to back up the whole system including the operating system and all files) on the one hand and separate files and folders (i.e. you can manually specify the desired files and folders to back up) on the other hand.
In the fourth step the program allows you to choose a backup format which will be used during the backup. There are two options at your disposal- Standard Format (it is a default format of the program and it supports all backup features, i.e. compression, encryption, incremental backup, and so on) and Simple 1:1 File Copy (this backup format allows you to copy files and folders to the backup folder without applying some advanced options and settings).
In the next step Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 allows you to select files, folders and applications to back up. It provides you with the following options- you can back up Standard Folders (i.e. files located in My Documents, My Pictures, My Music, My Videos and Downloads folders), Internet, Email and Organizers (i.e. you can back up bookmarks, settings and extensions of your browsers; emails, address books, settings of the mail clients, and so on. Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 supports a lot of applications, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.), File Types (Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 allows you to select manually file types for backing up. They are conveniently sorted out by categories, i.e. Text Documents- Microsoft Word, PDF, RTF, etc.; Photos / Pictures- JPG, BMP, PNG, etc.; Spreadsheet Documents- Microsoft Excel, CSV, etc.; Presentations- Microsoft Power Point, etc.; Movies / Videos- AVI, MPEG, MP4, etc. and Music / MP4- WMA, AAC, etc.).
In addition, you have the possibility to customize file types for the backup by specifying their format manually.
Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 also allows you to select the desired folders and files to back up manually. All you need is to specify the path to those files and folders.
If you do not want to back up some folders, files and file extensions, you can exclude them from the backup process simply by specifying their path or format.
If your backup contains very important and confidential files, you can take full advantage of the Password protection tool offered by the program. With the help of this tool you can encrypt your backup with the strongest password and make it inaccessible to others. Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 offers only the most advanced and reliable methods, i.e. AES-128, AES-256, Cast-128 and Blowfish. All you need is to choose the desired password and store it in a safe place because you will not be able to restore your backup if you forget it.
After that you should select one of five compression types offered by the program; they are as follows- No compression, ZLib, LZMA Quick, LZMA Normal and LZMA Best.
Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 allows you to schedule backups and run them at a specified time. In this step you can schedule automatic backups. The program offers several options, i.e. daily backup, weekly backup and advanced backup.
After applying all these options, you just need some additional steps to begin the backup process, i.e. Missed Backups (i.e. you can configure scheduled backup tasks and specify how to run them if they are missed), Power Settings (this option allows you to shut down the computer automatically after the backup, and some others), Backup Reports (Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 can create detailed reports about each performed backup; here you can specify the Reports Contents, for example, short or detailed report; and Archive Size (i.e. the number of old reports to keep).
Before starting the backup process, Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 will provide you with a summary of selected options; so you can view all of them on the one hand and change some of them if you are not satisfied with chosen settings on the other hand.
The duration of backing up files is mainly depends on the number of files and their capacity on the one hand and backup options selected by you on the other hand. During the backup you can view the entire process in real time, i.e. the number of processed files, estimated time left, and so on.
Restore Backup- of course, it is very important to create backups easily and without very effort but it is more important to restore backed up files easily with just a few click of the mouse. With the help of Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 you have the possibility to restore files from backups quickly and safely.
All you need to restore backups is to perform some easy steps. First of all you should select the location from where you want to restore files (the program offers two options, i.e. you can restore backups from a backup plan or from some other location, for example, online cloud services or removable media). After that you should select those files or folders which you would like to restore; and, finally, choose the location for the restored files.
Manage Backup Plans- Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 allows you to not only back up files quickly, safely and effortlessly but also efficiently manage previously created backups. You have the possibility to change the backup plan, view detailed reports, restore files, verify the backup integrity or simply delete them.
View Backup Reports- Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 provides you with thorough and complete details about past backups; you can view detailed overview about backups, for example, total size of changed or processed data, the number of backup files, backup type, and so on.
Ashampoo Rescue Disk- your operating system is corrupted and you cannot boot it to restore files? Do not worry! Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 provides you with a special ISO image which allows you to create a bootable CD and DVD disk or USB flash drive. You can download it from the official Ashampoo website. This image is about 500 MB in size and separate installers are available for 32 and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system. All you need is to burn this image to the CD and DVD disk or create a bootable USB flash drive. Thanks to this CD or USB you will be able to access the unbootable PC and restore backup files.
Windows XP- Windows 10
1024 MB RAM
150 MB of hard disk space.
Ashampoo Backup Pro 10 is a software application which is created by the famous software developer Ashampoo just for those users who wants to make a boring backup task as easy and convenient as possible. Backing up of your operating system and files has never been easier. If you install the program, you will get the simplest and the most convenient application on the software market. It practically contains everything that is required to secure your PC again data loss.
1. Very convenient and easy to use interface.
2. You can create and restore backups quickly and effortlessly.
3. Rescue disk for restoring unbootable system.
4. Multilingual support.
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