Everyday Auto Backup v3.5

A Full Review of Everyday Auto Backup, a Free Backup Software Program

Everyday Auto Backup is free backup software that can backup folders to and from a local hard drive, network folder, or external hard drive.

The user interface is free from clutter and the settings are very easy to follow and understand.

This review is of Everyday Auto Backup v3.5, which was released on July 30, 2014.

Everyday Auto Backup: Methods, Sources, & Destinations

Everyday Auto Backup project list

The types of backup supported, as well as what on your computer can be selected for backup and where it can be backed up to, are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a backup software program. Here's that information for Everyday Auto Backup:

Supported Backup Methods:

Everyday Auto Backup supports full backup only.

Supported Backup Sources:

Folders can be backed up from any local or external hard drive as well as from a network folder.

Supported Backup Destinations:

Data backed up with Everyday Auto Backup can be saved to a local hard drive, a folder on the network, or an external hard drive.

More About Everyday Auto Backup

  • Works with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and older versions of Windows
  • Small setup file
  • Quick installation
  • A global setting can be used to exclude certain file names and/or file types from being included in any backup
  • Can quickly toggle subfolders to be included/excluded from a backup
  • Backups can be scheduled to run a task every so many minutes, indefinitely, daily, manually, at startup, or routinely for one or more days during a week or month
  • You can choose if the files in the destination should be overwritten if the source data is newer
  • Backup tasks that are scheduled to run today will be organized in their own tab called Today's tasks

My Thoughts on Everyday Auto Backup

Everyday Auto Backup is a very simple backup program, which means you'll be faced with a lack of features that are normally found in similar software.

What I Like

I like how easy it is to see all the backup jobs at once. They're all listed on a single window and you can easily view details about them without opening each task. For example, you can glance at them to view the source and destination folders and scheduling preference, among other details.

I also like that everything is very straightforward. There are absolutely no confusing options and I had zero difficulty creating and maintaining a few backup jobs.

What I Don't Like

A big drawback to using Everyday Auto Backup is that you can not choose specific files to backup, but instead you must select a whole folder.

An equally important feature that's not included is encryption and password protection, which is very important if backing up sensitive files.

In addition, there are no settings to enable tasks to be ran if they were missed during their regular schedule, which means you must manually run missed backup jobs.

Also, Everyday Auto Backup doesn't support pausing a backup while it's in progress or saving the list of backup jobs for use on another computer.