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Stardock Keepsafe

At a Glance
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At first glance Keepsafe may appear to be a CDP program, however, it's actually a revision tracking utility. Unlike true CDP utilities, the program doesn't make an initial baseline backup of the files or folders it's watching, and it doesn't back up files copied to a watched directory. Files are backed up only after they've been saved to the folder by an application. This odd design choice limits Keepsafe's appeal, but makes it's still a suitable adjunct for more traditional backup methods, and perfect for tracking projects.

In keeping with its narrow focus, configuring Keepsafe is document-, not folder-centric. When you finish installing the program the setup wizard presents you with a list of document types to include or exclude. For most users the extensive default list will work fine, but double-check it to make sure?the .bmp (bitmap) extension that I use for my screen captures wasn't included. Fortunately, there are many additional predefined types you can add with a single click, and when you select more locations to watch in the subsequent wizard step you can turn the off exclude function if you simply want to watch everything.

--Jon L. Jacobi

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Stardock Keepsafe

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