SmartDirCopy: Easy backup program
(if you look for a tool that copies only the folders, not the files: go here)
SmartDirCopy is an easy backup program to back up only a selection of your important documents, a tool for simple, frequent and fast backups. This software helps to save your everyday work in a quick and clear way. Fast because it copies only pre-selected items AND only if they changed since last backup. Clear, because it leaves the directory structure and file formats in the backup as they were in the source, making an easy control on the result of the backup or a fast restore of a file possible.
Backup is possible to several kinds of drives like hard disk, cd, dvd, USB-sticks, external hard drives and other direct access media*.
People who easily forget or who want more automized backups can use the included timer. People who tend to be curious or even suspicious can use the extended real time monitoring and logging possibilities.
Especially for users whose work is frequently updated but not backupped by a central system.
(*) = cds or dvds should be made directly accessible with software like InCD from Nero, DirectCd from Roxio or with other software that probably came with your writer.
Did it happen to you yet that you lost data stored on your PC? You write or create often critical documents which you rather do not want to loose? It sometimes happens to you that you delete or overwrite accidently a document? You hate it to do two times the same job? You want to select and backup only some items from your directory structure? You love using (ever growing) hard disks but hate backing up them completely? You want to save your documents more and more on your PC instead of working with paper and binders? You want to feel more safe when storing your important info only on your PC?
Ok, we can offer some help for making quick backups in a consequent way.
Preview here, here or here
You can download the shareware-version of the program: get the installer here (from this site) (~700kB) or the ZIP package (~600kB). Both include the Windows help file, which is also used in the program.
A customer from America wrote us:
"I was looking a program that I could use to transfer (backup) critical files to a CD-RW. I have a tape backup, but I wanted something for a quick backup when I had completed a lot of work on a critical project. I am a environmental regulatory consultant. If I finished a big permit application and can not afford the delay that would result if I lost the document and spreadsheet files, I want to create a copy on CD. After copying to the CD I wanted to be able to use Windows Explorer to
see what is on the CD and to be able to open files from the CD or to be able to copy the files from the CD to my hard drive. I did not want a backup program that created files that only the backup program could read and restore. I like understanding and controlling what is happening. I like to be able to check and see what is on the CD and be able to open files from the CD.
Your program does what I am looking for.