Before you move your holiday pictures from your camera to your computer’s hard drive, make sure you get the latest IdleBackup just in case the worst happens!
- Profiles – IdleBackup can handle up two five profiles each with their own unique settings.
- Drive Filter – Although not very useful, it serves a purpose to make sure the drive letters don’t get too confusing. (For those who have 12+ drives?)
- A logging system – This can be useful is something odd happens during a backup. It stores a log for each day. (This could get pretty wild if left unchecked…)
- The automatic on/automatic start is also slightly moved.
- Various bug fixes that had something to do with the compression.
- A feature where even if there is no idle time (if you turn your computer off, for instance) IdleBackup will backup when it can.
I’ve noticed some problems though (but they were there in 1.5 too). For instance, I always see E:\RECYCLED.BIN in the list of what I’m backing up. I certainly hope I’m not saving the recycling bin. I don’t see it in the tree, but the box below it. It’s odd.
Another problem with IdleBackup (or if it’s Window’s fault, I’m sorry) is that sometimes it tells me that there are long file names. Or something like that. I’m not sure how to deal with that.
Anyway, check out one of the best free applications for automatic backup, IdleBackup!