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Safety Net Pro

Type of Program: Backup Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95, NT
Company Name: CT Software
Version: 6.2
Price: $21.95
Installed Size: 1595KB

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As Murphy's Law goes I find this program after my motherboard went haywire and corrupted my hard drive. This program would have made it a lot easier to rebuild my hard drive. It can either copy all *.ini, *.dat, *.inf, the autoexec.bat and the config.sys. In other words all windows critical files. You also have the option of adding 5 additional extensions to be backed up. The default is setup to copy the critical files to drive A so even if you are a novice you can use this program. Just stick a disk in drive A and click start. The interface is easy to use and the help file is excellent so it is easy to set the options.

Besides backing up the files this program will also restore them. The zip feature spans multiple directories and gives you a choice of adding or updating. If ever needed the files will be restored with directory structure intact. Other useful features of this program is the ability to format a disk, make a boot disk, and print you directory tree. With the registered version you also get a backup scheduler so you can set it up to back up your files automatically.

All in all one of those must have programs. After all it has won several awards and recommendations including being a finalist for ZDNet's Shareware Of The Year. The shareware version may be used freely for 30 days. You can register this program with a credit card via their toll free number or web page. You can also register it through snail mail or CompuServe. (Note: Requires VB4 Runtime Module.)

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Reviewed by Zonia J. Heath <zonia@oio.net>


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