Nico’s Backup 2.0 build 222

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Nico’s Backup saves your valuable business, tax, financial and legal data but also your cherished personal e-mails, family-heirloom digital photos or videos and creative works from being lost when something happens to your PC. Get all your data back in no time after a hard drive failure, lightning strike, motherboard failure or outright theft of the system. You can even use backup sets to assist in moving files to a new PC, get the new box set up and ready to use in a flash.
Nico’s Backup will automatically store specified files and folders into a single ZIP file that can be filed on disk, burned on CD/DVD or sent to an FTP site. To define backup sets Nico’s Backup uses a simple step-by-step wizard, which helps you selecting files/folders, backup locations and backup schedules. When the defining of the backup set is done, you can leave the rest up to Nico’s Backup.
Program details:

  • Nico’s Backup will automatically archive specified files and folders into a single ZIP file. It can write this ZIP file to disk (local, external or networked harddisk, floppy disk, Zip or Jaz drive etc), send the file to an FTP site, or burn the ZIP file on CD/DVD.
  • The built in scheduler will tell it to run backups daily, weekly, or monthly. Do you wish to run the backup set now, you can do so with one mouse click.
  • To define backup sets Nico’s Backup has a simple step-by-step wizard, which guides you through selecting files/folders, backup locations, and backup scheduling. When finished defining the backup set you can leave the rest to Nico’s Backup.
  • When the need arises highlight a backup set and click ‘Restore from backup set’ to restore whatever files you need from the backup set.
  • By default Nico’s Backup is automatically started, in a minimized state, when you start your system. Its icon will appear in the system tray, the area next to the system clock in the lower right corner of the screen. Right click on this icon and choose ‘Restore’ to maximize Nico’s Backup.
  • When the scheduled time for a backup set comes Nico’s Backup runs the backup quitely. Only if something goes wrong it will need your attention, indicating this by flasing the icon in the system tray. The flashing stops if you restore Nico’s Backup.


  • It would be tempting to use Nico’s Backup to make a backup of the drive on which you installed Windows. Don’t! There are several problems with this approach. First, some files will be in use by Windows, and Nico’s Backup will get no chance of copying them. Your backup will thus be incomplete. Second, runing Nico’s Backup itself changes some Windows files all the time. You will be backing up a moving target. Third, you are backing up to be able to restore at some time in the future. Well, to be able to restore you will need some program, like Nico’s Backup. To run Nico’s Backup you will need Windows. But your system disk crashed, and you have no Windows, that’s why you grabbed your backup!
    Thus: use Nico’s Backup to save your data, and find some other solution to backup your system drive. The helpfile of Nico’s Backup describes some ways to do this.


  • A Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 system.
  • If you want to save backup sets to an FTP site you will need an Internet connection.
  • If you want to burn backup sets on CD/DVD you will of course need a CD/DVD-writer drive in your machine.

Version history:
Version 2.0 build 222:

  • Burning your backup set on DVD is now supported.

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