This is a simple tutorial that explain how to back up files with DropIt. It is not a dedicated backup software, but its flexibility allows to use some features as a backup tool.
The two DropIt actions that can be used to back up files and folders are “Copy” and “Compress”. Now will be described a couple of examples about backup uses.
Create a structured copy of some files:
You can use DropIt to copy only some files from a folder and paste them in a new folder, restoring the original structure of subfolders. In this way you can for example extract from a folder with several subfolders only images, without lose their folder structure.
You can also use “Additional Filters” to copy only files with defined size or date. Read this tutorial for more info about it.
Create backups of your files:
You can use DropIt to create compressed backups of your files simply using associations with “Compress” action. This action allows to define the destination archive, so you can choose: a destination folder, a destination file name and a destination archive format (zip, 7z, self-extracting exe). To configure it as a backup tool, you can also use abbreviations to add for example the current date to archive names.
Finally you can use “Folder Monitoring” features from Options to automatically scan folders and back up desired files. Read this tutorial for more info about it.