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Ashampoo Backup 2021 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Backup 2021

Backup and restore files extensively in just a few clicks!
$16.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 101 (90%) 11 (10%) 59 comments

Ashampoo Backup 2021 was available as a giveaway on March 2, 2021!

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Ashampoo Backup 2021 backs up and restores entire disk partitions, including bootable Windows installations, in just a few clicks. Incremental auto-updates ensure backup files are always up-to-date and prevent data loss.

The user interface was designed with simplicity in mind and is intuitively usably by anyone. Backups are always restorable, even in the event of highly corrupt or ransomware-infested systems, thanks to a built-in rescue feature that requires no technical knowledge.

This backup software is self-explanatory and streamlined to cover the most essential features so there is no learning curve. Backups are automatically and incrementally updated without the need for manual intervention.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1759/system-utilities/backup-2021

File Size:

88 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$16.00

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#26

I think the main difference in 201 edition v 2014 or 2015 version is that you can’t specify folders or files to backup in the 2021 edition which will only backup a drive letter or partition.
A shampoo 2014 couldn’t backup to external drives although it claimed it could in the specification.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael G  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

Limited functions compared to their Pro 15. Wish I had looked closer before downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Dolph  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Robert Dolph, What functions are in Pro 15 and not in 2021 ? I gave it a quick look, most difference appeared to be in the user interface and stability. What did you find ?

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

15 also has the ability to backup to "cloud" storage. 15 can also backup file & folders, 2021 can restore files & folders after full disk backup. Not sure if 2021 can backup files & folders, or has to backup whole disks.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

caused my pc to run at snails pace, programs took forever to load, etc, checked task manager, backup-ab and backup-something else installed by this program cause the disc to be at 100% usage. Uninstalled, back to normal.

Reply   |   Comment by Tj Anderson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#23

Unfortunately email never arrived. Checked spam too. No option to send another one, so unable to try it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Jamy  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Jamy,
Find yourself another gmail acct. and use it just for the purpose of this kind of site...

Reply   |   Comment by John Mathis  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

FWIW I strongly suggest trying the bootable USB stick you can create with Ashampoo Backup 2021 to make sure it works with all of your devices -- that's where an awful lot of backup apps fail, and if it won't work, you certainly need to know that before you actually need it.

J asked: "Does the program save backups (especially images) into a common format?"

I'm sure there are others, but out of the two I recommend, Macrium Reflect & Paragon [both offer free versions], Paragon lets you save your backup images as .vhd files, which are mountable in Win10.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#21

The version available on the Ashampoo website says it creates a bootable cd or usb stick to access backups in case the system is crashed. Does this version do this as well?

Reply   |   Comment by Rrman56  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Rrman56, Yes.... in the "Rescue System" option from the menu. USB and CD

Reply   |   Comment by Bernd  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

What happens when my computer crashes and i need to restore my data after a complete reinstall.
Will I have to purchase the software to restore (as it will no longer be free on GAOTD) or can I restore from a free version?

Reply   |   Comment by MS  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

MS, You can reinstall the program and use the license you received. I've done this with many different Ashampoo programs. You can also use their "Ashampoo Connect" app to download and reinstall it as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Bernd  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I don't think any of these backup programs are designed with "simplicity in mind". I have tried a few, and all I just want to do simple a back up of my D drive partition on my computer, with all my photos and other files. No matter what I do, they all want to do a full hard drive backup. The worst part is, the backup is all in one compressed file, which you cannot restore any singe file. Many years ago I enjoyed using the backup doggle called Clickfree Transformer. But that ended with Windows 7..

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Pieniak  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Daniel Pieniak,
Try the FreeFileSync or the SyncToy for your purposes. Both are free.

Reply   |   Comment by monolake  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Daniel Pieniak, Check the manual for 2021. It appears you can backup a single partition (if you wish), and restore individual files and folders from the backup it created.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Daniel Pieniak, try Free File Sync. I use it to back up certain folders to a SSD hard drive. No compression. I choose to mirror my folders to the hard drive. Simple, free and easy in One click

Reply   |   Comment by Franky  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Does anyone know what is the difference between Ashampoo Backup 2021 and Ashampoo Backup 15? The latter is more expensive, but seems to do the same thing? This 2021 is somehow a cutdown version, but not sure what has been cut down. Have tried the Backup 15; it's good, with exception of its being so slow, terribly slow, to either backup or restore. You might as well go for a walk around the block, several blocks, while waiting for it to finish.

Reply   |   Comment by frank farmer  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#17

Same issue and mentioned earlier by someone else, stymied by error message saying VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is missing.
I checked and have no less than three instances of this DLL listed. Obviously the program is looking in another directory than the one Microsoft put it in. Can someone inform me where this program is looking for this DLL?

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis W Comito  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Dennis W Comito, I copied the dll program to several locations in the Ashampoo directory and it appears to have resolved the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis W Comito  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

All went relatively smoothly. I now have a back-up on an external hard drive and am very pleased with the result. Thank you!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jude  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Which file is the correct one to launch the program?

I see the folder in Program Files, but there's no .exe in the root directory, and there are several .exes in the subfolders.

I did not create a desktop icon. I see the program is running in the taskbar, but I want to know where to start it from in case I ever close the taskbar program.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

J, the backupClient-ab.exe file in Bin folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart Wallace  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

J, I already replied - the backupClient-ab.exe3 file in the Bin folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart Wallace  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Stewart Wallace,

Found it! (Based on your comment). Thanks, did the trick!

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Not very assuring when the first backup of a partition failed miserably.

-- 2021-03-02 --
10:26 : Activating...
10:30 : The backup was stopped because of the following error:
Error starting a Windows component (Volume Shadow Copy Service) that is essential for the backup (error VSS 0x8004230f).
Please restart your computer and try again.

I restarted 4 times, same error, uninstalling for good.

Reply   |   Comment by Berry  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Berry, Did you make sure the service is set to auto start?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#13

I get error even uninstalling and installing the software for the third time. Ashampoo failed this time.
(Shadow Copy Service) that is essential for the backup (error VSS 0x8004230f).

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

Can't install, installation crashes violently, DLL errors

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Watkins  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

Tried to install, but always stymied by error message saying VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is missing

Reply   |   Comment by Hedley Grenfell-Banks  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

I kind of wish the offerings were less convoluted. I can't find anything indicating you can restore individual files or folders from 2021. However the Pro 15 version says it can.
Now for the convoluted... During install process an offer of Backup Pro 15 for $19.99 comes up (suggestion, include features of Pro 15 on that page. Or even better compare features of 2021 to Pro 15.).
While looking for information on Pro 15, I found that a giveaway for Pro 14 is currently available (and works on 3 computers). As well as an offer to sell the upgrade to Pro 15 for $14.99
Why not just offer to sell us the Pro 15 on the first page for $14.99 instead ?

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Update,
manual for 2021 version says single files & folders can be restored.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

BobbyA, I have installed and run initial backup and then looked - yes, you can browse and restore individual files.

Reply   |   Comment by CliveBowerman  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

Installed all ok. Tried first backup, result: external hard drive not supported. What is supported?

Reply   |   Comment by A. Jones  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

A. Jones, Error VSS (0x8004230c).

Reply   |   Comment by A. Jones  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

A. Jones, Strange..... I installed the application without issue and then backed up to an external 2TB USB drive. Works perfectly on Win10 64bit (build 20H2)

Reply   |   Comment by Bernd  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

What is the difference between todays offering (Ashampoo Backup 2021) and
(Ashampoo BackUp Pro 11)?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Mike,
2021: https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/1759/system-utilities/backup-2021
Pro 15: https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pde/1659/system-utilities/backup-pro-15

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Mike, a mayor difference is that Backup Pro 15 can save to OneDrive, DropBox and Google Drive. As I do not use OneDrive, I have just bought a licence for Backup Pro 15 to back up to OneDrive for €15, 21% VAT included. After installing, I had to restart the computer to select to backup my Giveawayofthday folder to Google Drive. It is running now ...

Reply   |   Comment by kryp teller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

One question. Does the program make differential backup,means automatically to find new files and bucking up only these without the need to do all the tasks from the beginning?Thanks in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by ioannis  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

ioannis, did you read the explanation on top of the page? It mentions: "Incremental auto-updates ensure backup files are always up-to-date and prevent data loss. "

incremental seems to mean differential to me, but they differ:

"A differential backup backs up only the files that changed since the last full back. ... Incremental backups also back up only the changed data, but they only back up the data that has changed since the last backup "
ref: https://www.easeus.com/backup-utility/differential-backup-vs-incremental-backup.html

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#6

MSVCP140.dll; VCRUNTIME.dll error. Reinstalled, failed again.

Reply   |   Comment by hk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

You can try downloading & installing the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributal -- I *think* you're after v. 2015, or install a complete package of all versions. Note: it's always a good idea to check Windows Update after one of these C/C++ runtimes is installed, especially if it's included with an app installation.

microsoft[.]com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

techpowerup[.]com/download/visual-c-redistributable-runtime-package-all-in-one/

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

Not really a comment, but a question.
If i back up my hard drive with this, can i restore it after the trial period?
or is back up dependant on the backup software still being usable?
Generally i have Ashampoo software quite good, i have several installed.

Bob

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Bob, This has a lifetime license, so there is no trial period.

Reply   |   Comment by Starchild  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Starchild, oops, missed that :)
Bob

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I have the same question - but no in case the trial expires, what if something happens and I have to reinstall my system. In that case I lose my GotD license. Can I use other programs to recover files/partitions?

Does the program save backups (especially images) into a common format?

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

J, if you - like me - you are registered with Ashampoo, the giveaway will be activated automatically when you enter your mail address and your Ashampoo password. If you keep the setup.exe, you will be able to install it in future.

Ashampoo stores your keys. I just logged in on
https://www.ashampoo.com/
and saw the key I got today:

Ashampoo® Backup 2021
Versie 15.03
AB***********D4 | Volledige versie licentie | (giveawayoftheday.com)

Just to be safe, I downloaded a pdf containing all my Ashampoo keys this evening. You can do the same.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Starchild, don't forget that GAOTD have a standard limitation of no future re-installations so the "lifetime license" is NORMALLY of a specifically limited lifetime license subject to GAOTD standard restrictions. BUT it is possible because the license codes are also held in the Ashampoo account we are required to create and maintain to participate in Ashampoo giveaways it may be possible that later date reinstallation may be permissable.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

TK,

One of the reasons I LOVE Ashampoo and always take advantage of their giveaways and purchase discounts is because they are extremely generous by allowing reinstallations of their software as long as your license key appears in their database.

Their courtesy and thoughtfulness has made me a lifetime supporter of their software which I always purchase after trying in giveaways such as this.
By the way, my experience has been that if you purchase and try an Ashampoo product and are not completely satisfied after using it for a month or so, they will refund your purchase and cancel your license for that item without you having to jump through hoops.

If all software manufacturers were that reputable and accomodating, they might be as successful as Ashampoo.

To summarize: I LOVE Ashampoo!

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

krypteller,

Hey, thanks for the info. I do see my key there. I wonder though if you actually can install it later. That's one of the tenets of GotD is that it can only be installed that day.

Oh well, I guess we'll find out, someday. Thanks for your input-

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Susan,

Have you ever done that with an Ashampoo / GotD program? Reinstalled it after the GotD date using the key from the Ashampoo database?

(Not just any of their free programs, but specifically a GotD program).

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Can it get files off an external hard drive that widows doesn't recognize?

Reply   |   Comment by Phil Bruch  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I don't believe that any regular image backup app can read a drive that Windows cannot. Many drive manufacturers, e.g. WD, offer software to diagnose & attempt to repair their drives -- WD [at least used to] requires you run it before filing a warranty claim. Since it's an external drive, you *might* want to see if it's a regular hard disk inside, & if so, remove and check the drive itself, since the electronics connecting the drive may have failed.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#3

After downloading and set up, I wrote my mailadress and password. Yet nothing happens. I'm stuck with spinning wheel.

As I started by uninstalling my previous GAOTD-Ashampoo Backup.

Can anybody help, please?

Reply   |   Comment by Niels O  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Niels O, in my case it was activated silently, without any message. At a restart it did not ask for my mail address anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Niels O,
Same thing happened to me, it was just stuck on create new Ashampoo account screen on the installer. Either you need to already have an ashampoo account or it won't let you use throw away emails as you have to agree and unsubscribe from their emails later. Since I had an account from a previous giveaway I had to use that to get past that screen.

Reply   |   Comment by Tj Anderson  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

krypteller , I'm afraid it didn't happen for me, however thanks for your reply.

Reply   |   Comment by Niels O  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

Was looking at this the other day on Ashampoo's website. Thanks GAOTD!! Installed on Win10 64bit, working flawlessly....

Reply   |   Comment by Bernd  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#1

Downloaded and installed easily.
And it works smoothly as it said.
All thumbs up
and thank you the Programmer.

Reply   |   Comment by abc8808  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
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