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Downloads of v 6.3.0300:


Last Update:

14 May 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Dr. Jürgen Rathlev


personal backup data restore security admin

personalbackup (Install)

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6.3.0300 | Updated: 14 May 2023



Downloads of v 6.3.0300:



Software Author(s):

  • Dr. Jürgen Rathlev

personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0300

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install personalbackup (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade personalbackup (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall personalbackup (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade personalbackup -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade personalbackup -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install personalbackup
    name: personalbackup
    version: '6.3.0300'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'personalbackup' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '6.3.0300'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller personalbackup
    Name     = "personalbackup"
    Version  = "6.3.0300"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'personalbackup':
  ensure   => '6.3.0300',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 May 2023.


Personal Backup is a program for saving personal data to any destination folder. This folder may be located on a local fixed or removable drive, on a Windows network server or on an FTP server. The 32-bit version runs under Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003/2008(R2)/2012(R2), the 64-bit only under Windows 7,8 and 10 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2008(R2)/2012(R2).
You can configure and store as many backup tasks as you wish. The selection of the files to be backed up is made on a by-folder basis. All subfolders are included automatically, but the user can exclude or include any subdirectories from or in the backup by selection or by filter. Additional criteria are the selection by file type, file age and/or file name filter.
At the destination folder the original drives (C:, D:, etc.) appear as subdirectories named LwC, LwD, etc. The original directory structure remains unchanged beneath these folders. All files may be compressed in gzip, either in toto or separated by subfolders as zip files. Optionally all data can be AES algorythm-encrypted.
Performing the backup can be done manually or automatically. During the backup the program checks whether the file to be saved is newer than one already backed up. Only new files and files with newer timestamps are saved. An alternate criteria is the archive bit of the files.
Automatic backups can be started on logon, at a selectable time of day, on logoff or on shutdown. You can make scheduled backups with destination paths changing daily or weekly.
For individual schedules it is easy to start a backup using the Windows Task Scheduler and the command line options of the program.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'personalbackup'
  fileType               = 'exe'
  unzipLocation 		 = $toolsDir
  url                    = ''
  url64bit               = ''
  checksum               = '5d469ab349ec9c84f5c60f098f197991ac60701bb61785064e06fd350ed6aeeb'
  checksum64             = '0f9570c4526503196490e92fa0eb0b4f586e31f6e7c7028531d7fdd3aabce5e0'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  checksumType64         = 'sha256'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'personalbackup*'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0201 291 Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0200 13 Monday, April 17, 2023 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0100 152 Thursday, March 16, 2023 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0003 320 Sunday, February 12, 2023 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0002 198 Thursday, December 29, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0001 200 Monday, November 14, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.3.0000 111 Sunday, October 30, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1800 55 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1700 152 Saturday, October 1, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1600 337 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1500 271 Friday, July 8, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1400 435 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1300 457 Monday, April 25, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1200 185 Saturday, March 12, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1101 127 Friday, February 11, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1100 75 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.1000 142 Friday, January 21, 2022 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0900 148 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0800 119 Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0701 142 Thursday, November 11, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0700 96 Saturday, November 6, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0600 181 Saturday, October 2, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0500 250 Friday, September 3, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0400 123 Sunday, August 22, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0300 193 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0200 233 Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.2.0100 188 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.1201 1330 Thursday, January 7, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.1200 91 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.1100 445 Sunday, December 6, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.1001 270 Saturday, November 21, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.1000 305 Saturday, November 7, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0903 384 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0901 260 Saturday, October 10, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0801 552 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0800 271 Monday, September 7, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0700 773 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0600 929 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0500 895 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0400 937 Thursday, May 7, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0300 1193 Monday, April 6, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.1.0200 1025 Saturday, March 14, 2020 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.1200 294 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.1100 210 Thursday, November 7, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.1000 374 Sunday, October 13, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0900 340 Saturday, September 21, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0801 225 Sunday, August 25, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0800 217 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0700 234 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0600 221 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0500 222 Friday, May 17, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0400 200 Friday, April 26, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0300 213 Sunday, March 31, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0200 187 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 227 Thursday, February 21, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 6.0.0104 180 Friday, March 1, 2019 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 269 Friday, December 7, 2018 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 223 Thursday, November 22, 2018 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 215 Friday, August 24, 2018 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 279 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Approved
personalbackup (Install) 251 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Approved
PersonalBackup 1053 Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Approved
PersonalBackup 500 Sunday, June 9, 2013 Approved

In addition to the well-known features there are the following improvements:

New interface to the Windows Task Scheduler supporting the extended options available for Windows 7,8 and 10
An automatic backup at a specified time of day can be restricted to selected days of the week.
With backups at logon/logoff on selected days of the week, the option of catching up on missed starts can be disabled.
On backups into zip archives a maximum file size can be specified. Larger archives will be split into several files of the given size.
On executing external programs the program can optionally prompt for an elevation to full administrator rights (Windows User Access Control).
The preset value for new tasks concerning compression of files is user adjustable.
New option to restrict the backup to files with a modification date/time after the time of the last backup of the associated task.
New FTP option to use the IPv6 protocol
The new command line option /portable will automatically create an environment to start the program from a USB stick without leaving any traces behind on the PC.
The new command line option /elevate prompts on program start to run as administrator
On backups of directories located on an external drive and using the method Separate directories for drives the names of the subdirectories at destination will be built from the volume name (e.g. G:\Backup\Data-1..) instead of the drive identifier (e.g. G:\Backup\DrvK..) as used for fixed disks
Global preset for drive identifier
Sizes in bytes will be displayed using the prefixes recommended by IEEE 1541 (KiB,MiB,GiB)
New file header for non-compressed encrypted files containing the timestamp (remains compatible to previous versions on decryption).
Restore of non-compressed encrypted files (.enc) will restore original timestamps (e.g. for backups to FTP servers not supporting MFMT).
Several enhancements in detail and bug fixes

This package has no dependencies.

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