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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/12/2019.

Personal Backup is a program for saving personal data to any destination folder. This folder may be located on a local fixed or removable drive, on a Windows network server or on an FTP server. The 32-bit version runs under Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003/2008(R2)/2012(R2), the 64-bit only under Windows 7,8 and 10 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2008(R2)/2012(R2).
You can configure and store as many backup tasks as you wish. The selection of the files to be backed up is made on a by-folder basis. All subfolders are included automatically, but the user can exclude or include any subdirectories from or in the backup by selection or by filter. Additional criteria are the selection by file type, file age and/or file name filter.
At the destination folder the original drives (C:, D:, etc.) appear as subdirectories named LwC, LwD, etc. The original directory structure remains unchanged beneath these folders. All files may be compressed in gzip, either in toto or separated by subfolders as zip files. Optionally all data can be AES algorythm-encrypted.
Performing the backup can be done manually or automatically. During the backup the program checks whether the file to be saved is newer than one already backed up. Only new files and files with newer timestamps are saved. An alternate criteria is the archive bit of the files.
Automatic backups can be started on logon, at a selectable time of day, on logoff or on shutdown. You can make scheduled backups with destination paths changing daily or weekly.
For individual schedules it is easy to start a backup using the Windows Task Scheduler and the command line options of the program.

To install personalbackup (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install personalbackup

To upgrade personalbackup (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade personalbackup


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'personalbackup'
      fileType               = 'exe'
      unzipLocation 		 = $toolsDir
      url                    = ''
      url64bit               = ''
      checksum               = '2edbeb90a5142b9dd17f92cba1787f44cac4500411a89e46ab226fef8dab8860'
      checksum64             = '0bc4eee44a5f328f57d0b41835b1289053337f85fcbe9c58905d76d31e3fd5a4'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      checksumType64         = 'sha256'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'personalbackup*'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Dr. Jürgen Rathlev




Release Notes

In addition to the well-known features there are the following improvements:

New interface to the Windows Task Scheduler supporting the extended options available for Windows 7,8 and 10
An automatic backup at a specified time of day can be restricted to selected days of the week.
With backups at logon/logoff on selected days of the week, the option of catching up on missed starts can be disabled.
On backups into zip archives a maximum file size can be specified. Larger archives will be split into several files of the given size.
On executing external programs the program can optionally prompt for an elevation to full administrator rights (Windows User Access Control).
The preset value for new tasks concerning compression of files is user adjustable.
New option to restrict the backup to files with a modification date/time after the time of the last backup of the associated task.
New FTP option to use the IPv6 protocol
The new command line option /portable will automatically create an environment to start the program from a USB stick without leaving any traces behind on the PC.
The new command line option /elevate prompts on program start to run as administrator
On backups of directories located on an external drive and using the method Separate directories for drives the names of the subdirectories at destination will be built from the volume name (e.g. G:\Backup\Data-1..) instead of the drive identifier (e.g. G:\Backup\DrvK..) as used for fixed disks
Global preset for drive identifier
Sizes in bytes will be displayed using the prefixes recommended by IEEE 1541 (KiB,MiB,GiB)
New file header for non-compressed encrypted files containing the timestamp (remains compatible to previous versions on decryption).
Restore of non-compressed encrypted files (.enc) will restore original timestamps (e.g. for backups to FTP servers not supporting MFMT).
Several enhancements in detail and bug fixes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
personalbackup (Install) 47 Thursday, February 21, 2019 approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0104 8 Friday, March 1, 2019 approved
personalbackup (Install) 111 Friday, December 7, 2018 approved
personalbackup (Install) 40 Thursday, November 22, 2018 approved
personalbackup (Install) 70 Friday, August 24, 2018 approved
personalbackup (Install) 134 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 approved
personalbackup (Install) 85 Thursday, May 3, 2018 approved
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