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[Windows] Backup or sync files with abylon BACKUP-TUBE

2013-08-29_232349 [1]Need a program to backup your files, folders, or drive? Then you need to read dotTech’s review of best free backup software for Windows [2]. Need a program to sync your files or folders? Then you need to read dotTech’s review of best free file sync software for Windows [3]. Not satisfied with any of the options we list in our reviews? Then maybe abylon BACKUP-TUBE is what you need. Let’s see if it is worth your time.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

abylon BACKUP-TUBE is a file/folder backup and sync program. With it, you can manually or automatically backup or sync your files/folders.

Pros

Cons

Discussion

2013-08-29_232818 [4]I’m going to keep this discussion short and sweet. I won’t go into detail about the features of abylon BACKUP-TUBE or how to use it or related topics. Rather, I want to discuss one aspect of the program that is most likely to help you decide if you want to get it or not: the ability to backup and sync files.

Actually, I want to talk about the inability of abylon BACKUP-TUBE to backup and sync files. You see, as per my tests, the program doesn’t work; it doesn’t backup, sync, copy, or delete any files. At all. I tested it multiple times with multiple different jobs and the end result is the same: for manual backup/sync, nothing happens when you hit the Execute button and for automatic backup/sync nothing happens (I waited for over 30 mins) — no files are backed up or synced with both manual and automatic settings. In other words, the program doesn’t work.

I’m not sure why abylon BACKUP-TUBE doesn’t work. Maybe it was just my computer (I tested it on Windows XP 32-bit and had admin access) but, based on my past experience with abylon software, my guess is the issue is poor programming and quality control. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the developer just tested the program on his/her computer and assumed it will work for everyone. Or maybe something else is going on behind the scenes. I don’t really know and, frankly, I don’t really care. This program is not worth a dime, much less 24.95 euros.

Conclusion and download link

If it were April, I would say abylon BACKUP-TUBE program is an April Fool’s joke. No, seriously. Forget the fact that abylon BACKUP-TUBE is simplistic in terms of features when compared to other backup or sync software. Forget the fact that abylon BACKUP-TUBE, despite supporting automatic features, cannot be minimized to system tray. Just the fact that abylon BACKUP-TUBE doesn’t work is enough to make this a deal-breaker; after all, how useful is a backup/sync program that doesn’t actually backup or sync files? You are more than welcome to try it for yourself, but my recommendation is don’t bother with abylon BACKUP-TUBE.

Instead of abylon BACKUP-TUBE, check out dotTech’s review of best free backup software for Windows [2] and dotTech’s review of best free file sync software for Windows [3] to learn of excellent (and free) backup or sync software for Windows.

Price: 24.95 euros

Version reviewed: 2013

Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Download size: 19.1 MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 

Is it portable? No

abylon BACKUP-TUBE homepage [5]