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BackupBob Desktop 1.14.3 for Windows and Mac OS X

Today we are proud to introduce version 1.14.3 of our software for Windows and Mac OS X. The new version of our software includes several key security and usability features and some minor bug fixes. Read More…

BackupBob Desktop 1.14.3 til Windows og Mac OS X

Seneste version (1.14.3) af vores backup software til Windows og Mac OS X er klar. Den nye version af vores software indeholder flere vigtige sikkerheds-og brugerfunktioner samt nogle mindre fejlrettelser.

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Backup for Windows XP

Despite being released in 2001, Windows XP remains the 2nd most popular operating system in the world. The O.S. has a 21.75% global market share and has only been overtaken by Windows 7 in the past few years.

At BackupBob we understand that many people like Windows XP and do not want to upgrade or change to another system. Therefore we have made our BackupBob desktop software fully compatible with XP. This allows you to have all the same features as users with Mac OS X Mountain Lion or Windows 7.

However over the past decade Microsoft has released a selection of free updates for Windows XP. These have fixed small bugs in the system reducing the chances of your computer crashing or people being able to hack into your system. We are strongly focused on security at BackupBob and so we make sure our software only supports the latest versions of XP.

Recently a few customers have got in contact with us after having problems installing or updating the software on their machines. The problem was that the customers were not using the latest version of XP and after downloading a few quick updates BackupBob worked fine.

If you are using a Windows XP machine and have not downloaded any of the updates, we suggest you use the following guides:

Windows XP Service Pack 3 –

.NET Framework 4 update –

Why is backup really important?

Recent studies suggest that more than 14.7 million Americans and 2.8 million Brits lose data every year. Sometimes this is due to computer issues such as a broken hard drive or a virus, other times people simply delete the wrong file. These stats show how easy it is to lose cherished pictures from your home computer or important documents from your work PC and in most cases it is impossible to get them back. To stop you from losing your data we created BackupBob, which safely stores all your files in the cloud and allows you to download them onto any computer.

How does BackupBob work?

BackupBob automatically uploads content to the cloud while you work. The software mirrors your computer and makes an exact copy of your files online. If you modify a file on your desktop the software will automatically replace the old version in the cloud. If you delete an unneeded document, BackupBob will delete the file on the cloud. If you accidentally delete a file from your computer you can go to the cloud and restore it (this option is available up to 30 days after the file has been deleted).

How do I restore my files?

If your computer breaks you can place all your files onto a new computer. Our desktop program BackupBob Restore is available on Windows and Mac and can be downloaded for free here.

Simply install the program, select the files you want to place back on your computer and click the restore button. All of your important files will now be back on your device.

New release of the BackupBob desktop software for Windows and Mac

We are pleased to announce that a new version of the BackupBob desktop software for Windows and Mac has been released. This is the software that backs up your files to your backup service, and – if you have the BobDrive Sync feature enabled – powers your sync drive. Read More…