There are times when you are forced to reinstall Windows for one reason or another and only after reinstalling Windows you realize that you have forgotten to backup the settings for some of the programs that you a lot, for example, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, FileZilla, Outlook etc. We have previously talked about MozBackup that can backup and restore Mozilla applications like Firefox and Thunderbird. But if you want to be able to backup and restore the settings for many of the other internet access applications like web browsers, email clients, FTP clients, P2P share programs and so on, then you can use the free Hekasoft Backup & Restore software.
The user interface of Hekasoft Backup & Restore is very minimal and easy to follow. There is only one window from where you can choose if you want to backup or restore the settings. You can pick one of the applications from a long list of supported applications. Among the supported applications are many popular web browser, email clients, FTP clients, torrent clients and more.
After selecting the backup mode and selecting one of the applications from the list, you can click on the Start button and it will save the backup settings in form of a file somewhere in your hard drive. The restore mode works in a similar way, only you have to select the backup up and it will restore the settings from it.
Among the settings, you can enable or disable the backup/restore modules for various applications that it supports. If you disable these applications in the settings, then they will no longer be available in the listbox from where you can select them. There are options to backup custom folders as well.
Apart from these, Hekasoft Backup & Restore also comes with many tools that allow the migration of one program’s settings into another program, check for the dead links in a browser’s settings and more.
Hekasoft Backup & Restore works as expected and is of great help to people who want to reinstall or upgrade their systems. It comes as a portable program and you can carry it along with all the backup files on a USB pendrive.
You can download Hekasoft Backup & Restore from http://www.hekasoft.com/hekasoft-backup-restore/.