Saturday, November 29, 2008

Two specialized backup tools

As an extension to my article on easy to use backup software, I wanted to write about two backup utilities which deserve an honourable mention.

The first utility is KLS Mail Backup, which does exactly that. A simple easy to use backup mechanism for your emails saved on your computer. It can backup and restore emails and profiles for Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and my favourite - Mozilla Thunderbird.

KLS Mail Backup is not to be confused with KLS's main product - KLS Backup. KLS Backup is a complicated backup software which allows you to do "everything", sadly at the cost of simplicity.

The second utility is DriverBackup2 - a lovely thoughtful free utility to backup all your Windows drivers installed on your computer. The biggest pain in re-installing a Windows system is to apply all the drivers again. There are display drivers, network drivers, sound card drivers, and what not. Finding the drivers from various CDs or downloading them from the Internet can be a royal hassle. DriverBackup2 takes a backup of all your installed drivers in one shot, and can restore them just as easily.

Here's an article with more information on DriverBackup2.

And remember, disasters do strike. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. You know the tools already now.

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