Software update: Backup4all 4.2 build 150

Softland released version 4.2 of Backup4all on Thursday. This program can back up to another location on the hard drive, a network drive, an ftp server (with support for ssl encryption, proxy servers, and passive mode), a CD or DVD, or an external drive such as a USB stick. The software is available in Lite, Standard and Professional flavors, with prices ranging from $20 to $45. The mutual differences are shown on this page extensively explained.

In version 4.2, support for unicode file names has been added, system variables can be used when defining filters and it is possible to do version comparison on files. Furthermore, an email with the result of the backup will still be sent if the attachment is too large, but without the attachment itself. The full changelog of this release looks like this:


  • Added Unicode filename support (files with non-standard characters can be easily backed up now)
  • Backup4all is now compatible with 64-bit operating systems too
  • Environment Variables can be used when defining new filters (eg %temp%, %SystemRoot%)
  • File versions can be compared now
  • Added “Select columns” option in the right-click menu of the versions section (Explore View)
  • Added option to select new filetype for log files (.txt is accepted now too, given that .log files cannot be opened on Blackberry devices)
  • Added option “Remove from sources” when right-clicking a file in Explore View
  • Added “Run With” and “Job Type” in schedule lists
  • Added a new button for “Ignore all” during restore
  • Added message for mirror backups to FTP when splitting large files and there is not enough space in temp (Ftp allows files of max 2GB)
  • Added notification if the CTM gets corrupted (ask user to reinstall application)


  • If the notification email has an attachment larger than the sending limit, only the email is sent (without attachment)
  • Sources can be modified now even after selecting a Predefined Backup job (this way a backup job can be used as a “template” for future backup jobs)


  • Various fixes for mirror backups (with zip) to removable drives and FTP
  • In particular cases the .bkc got corrupted

Version number 4.2 build 150
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website softland
File size 17.50MB
License type Shareware