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08 October 2018, 10:54

I came across a weird situation and I don't know if I found a bug or it is supposed to be like that. When I click 'Restore' after selecting apps which I want to restore the program automatically selects all the other apps and restores them all. In my opionion it should restore only selected apps and that's why I think it is a bug. If I'm mistaken, may I ask you to consider changing it?

When this situation had happened to me I came across interesting idea. I would like to suggest a feature, which should be easy to implement, considering you have already implemented the restoring of data. It would be useful if CloneApp could reset the settings of apps. I mean deleting the files, which are listed in plugins.

Please let me know, what do you think about this :)

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Belim (Admin)
08 October 2018, 17:06

Hi Michal,

yes, this is correct. CloneApp saves the settings of the last full Backup (including preselected Plug-ins) and retrieves all these settings when restoring the Application data (ONLY when taking a full Backup using the Backup/Restore button on the left Navigation panel). This settings were overwritten with every new full Backup. If you just want to Backup/Restore single App data, then right-click the Application and select the context-menu "Preview - Backup or Restore".

I had that idea a very long time ago and its a very good one :). I was not completely excited about it yet. I'll think about it a second time :P

Many thanks and

05 October 2018, 20:22

Unqiue concept. Many thanks for developing.

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Belim (Admin)
08 October 2018, 16:53

Hi Johnston,

thank you so much :)

Regards from Germany.

Brian B
05 October 2018, 15:20

Will this program back your Microsoft Office Templates? I couldn't find where it did it.


Great program, by-the-way.

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Belim (Admin)
08 October 2018, 16:53

Hello Brian,

this feature is available in the Microsoft Office Plug-ins. Please enable the "Microsoft Office Word" Plug-in, to backup the Data of the mentioned path.

Thank you.

03 October 2018, 16:42

It seems that currently absolute paths are not working correctly. Full
path format as in "D:\...\.." would be very handy too. Also, would it be
possible, as someone mentioned here already, to GET correct
installation path from registry. This is very useful if apps are
installed on different drive than default and the paths are non-default
as well. E.g.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{47DF5665-4C7E-46A0-8993-B147CE0E5A36}\"InstallLocation"="D:\Program Files\Calibre2\"
Get this correct path as variable and use it for backup. So we don't have to hard code plug-ins

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01 October 2018, 20:12

great app! I've a few suggestions for future versions.

Custom output folder for single files. Currently if multiple files from
different folder but with the same filename are backed up, they get
overwritten and only last one is kept.
2) Backup of single registry key opposed to backing up all keys in "folder"
3) Cancel button in plug-in editor (ESC)
4) Custom selection preset - saving selected apps as a preset which can be later used to instantly select apps in this preset
Partial backup - sections in plug-in file which result in a list of
checkboxes in app selection (maybe new pane between app list and
description). Different sections can be (de)selected e.g. *all*,
"bookmarks", "config", "themes", "addons" as opposed to creating
multiple plug-ins e.g. "Firefox (bookmarks)", Firefox (addons)
Groups - groups with different visible apps in the app list. Similiar
to "personal plug-ins" folder but with multiple groups. Each folder
under personal plug-ins could be considered new group with plug-in
files. This would be redundant and better solution would be to just have
single file for each group with a list of plug-in names included in
that group.
Most important example would be group for
"Applications" and a group for "Games". Games would then be separated
with sections for "settings" and "saves". This could be further improved
to things like "backup this saves folder, but only # (e.g. 10) last
modified files/subfolders"
7) Backing up only if file is newer/different than backed up file

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Belim (Admin)
08 October 2018, 16:48

Hi Hero,

thanks for using CloneApp.
Really appreciate the suggestions you gave, I will surely have my concern on these.
Suggestion 3 is already available. The ESC key catches ONLY if the focus is on CloneApp.

Kind regards

26 September 2018, 02:32

It's a very useful app. Does it back up the serial number so these do not have to be re-entered?


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Belim (Admin)
27 September 2018, 19:53

Hi Richard, Product keys are not fetched originally with CloneApp, but you can extend CloneApp's facilities with a Plugin file to backup these. A default Plug-in file to backup Product keys is already shipped with the app. You will find it under the name "Product keys". Therefore it uses the Nirosft tool ProduKey

Kind regards

24 September 2018, 09:17

Really like Clone App and thank you for developing. I have trouble with writing a plugin for PhpStorm as its configuration is located inside folder which contains the program version number. Is it possible to back up folder with name ".PhpStorm*\config" where * is a version number (e.g. 2018.2)? My approach with * doesn't work.
Thank you

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Belim (Admin)
25 September 2018, 09:19

Hi Michal,

thank you for your comment and suggestion.
This feature is currently not available, but I will add it with the upcoming Version 2.14 of CloneApp.

Kind regards from Germany

21 September 2018, 20:56

CloneApp article

CloneApp 2.03.203 - Neowin
CloneApp is a small portable tool which can back up and restore the settings of many popular Windows programs.
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15 September 2018, 10:24

BTW, same story with other versions that I found over the Internet: 2.02.182, 1.04.340.
What could be the cause?

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Belim (Admin)
27 September 2018, 19:54

Hi Alex,

please send me the Event log. Do you use maybe the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET)?

Thank you.

13 September 2018, 14:03

Just downloaded the App from your site (Version: 2.03.203 Last Update: 13.09.2018)
and it doesn't even start!
I run it, it appears in Task Manager for a second (or doesn't at all) and then just disappears. No App window appears on screen. Windows 7x64

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Belim (Admin)
20 September 2018, 15:31

Hi Alex,

please verify Windows Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Settings on your System and set an exception for CloneApp.

Go to Start > Control Panel > System.
Go to the Advanced tab and access the Performance Settings.
Go to the Data Execution Prevention tab.
Now select the option "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select:

If you need to make changes on this setting a reboot will be required to implement the change.


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