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Genie Timeline Home 10 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Genie Timeline Home 10

Simple, easy to use and continuous backup of all your files!
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 33 17 comments

Genie Timeline Home 10 was available as a giveaway on October 4, 2023!

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Since 2001, Genie9 has worked on developing backup and security software for home and business PC users. The Genie9 products designed for home users are extremely simple and easy to use. According to Genie9, Genie Timeline Home is more than just a data-storage application, it is a feature-packed backup suite that manages to keep files safe without any fuss.

From start to finish, Genie Timeline Home 10 is effective and easy to use. It guides users through the backup process and restores files in an intuitive manner. As an added bonus, this software does all of these things without draining system resources.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; Pentium IV or equivalent and above or AMD equivalent; 1 GB RAM; 200 MB free disk space





File Size:

119 MB

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Pretend starting to do a backup. After a few screens you will see small window that lets you activate. Went to their webpage and asked my questions in popup chat, and came away fully satisfied with aswers. Thanks much AG.

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

Where do I enter the registration number ?
All I see is the first screen (shown in your first image above)

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

My Windows 10 system is set up for Dark Mode. As such, when I try to the option to pick individual drives or folders, hitting Select All and Clear all show no indicator that the drive/folder is selected. That makes the Genie Timeline program useless for my system. Is there a workaround?

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

Genie Timeline Home is a file backup app, vs. disk/partition image backup software, which basically clone the disk/partition to an archive that’s normally a VHD [Virtual Hard Disk] that can be mounted, giving you a copy of the original drive/partition in File Explorer that you can browse, copying any files that you wish. File backups are usually a little faster overall when you want to restore one or a few files from backup, while image backup software is generally faster creating & restoring an entire disk or partition – you can backup or restore a single partition, multiple partitions, or every partition on the drive. Note: at least one copy of either type of backup should ideally be stored offline, e.g., using an external drive that can be unplugged, because ransomware will seek out and encrypt your backups along with everything else.

Windows itself has 2 ways to backup your data files… File History backs up selected data files to another drive and synchronizes when you plug in the designated USB drive/stick. It is, however, a feature that might go away as Microsoft has removed it from Settings in Win11 – you now access it through Control Panel. pureinfotech.com/create-file-backup-file-history-windows-11/

The other way to backup your files is to use OneDrive, which is what Microsoft prefers. While OneDrive syncs continuously [you set the sync interval in Genie Timeline, like most backup apps], it’s set to just backup a handful of folders that Microsoft has chosen – you need to create a link to each additional folder you want to backup. tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html

Genie Timeline Home itself is generally easy to use, but there’s not much in the way of documentation on the zoolz site – the help site you get to from the app is here: gtlwiki.genie9.com/index.php/select-data/?linkid=265&SrcID=606&lang= . And you can find a review here: pcworld.com/article/819876/genie-timeline-10-home-windows-backup-review.html . That review talked about problems with the bootable disaster recovery media – that was their only con. A Linux [rather than the usual WinPE] bootable ISO is included in the program’s folder – if the app’s built-in USB stick creation doesn’t work for you, you can try the free Rufus with that ISO. The ISO worked with a Win11 VirtualBox VM, but not in another Win11 VM that had the latest boot security measures turned on. That means that in probably a bit over a year from now, when Microsoft turns on that security for everyone, you’ll likely either need another ISO or need to modify/repair any Genie Timeline USB sticks you created.

In the comments, Bobby talked about using partitioning software to copy or clone a laptop’s hard disks to an external drive. If the cloned target was a VHD rather than the entire external hard disk, that would be basically what an image backup app does – it’s just more efficient using a VHD without storing the free space, plus backup software usually has verification available to make sure it worked. Whether the cloned drive was bootable or not is uncertain – just have to try it since there are too many variables to predict 100%. Booting from a backup image instead can be possible, but it takes work, e.g., if the backup archive can be a Windows .vhd file, the BCD [boot mgr.] can be edited to boot from it like it was a hard disk/SSD, &/or Macrium Reflect has an optional feature to boot the backup archives it creates. Most backup software can work on a schedule, and quite a few apps let you create backup jobs, so one set of files/folders would be backed up at time A, and another at time B. You can also often set priorities, so the backup will run as a background process while you’re working on whatever.

Monitoring installation in a Win11 VM recorded 1495 files added, including Microsoft C/C++ runtimes, with 728 registry entries added. Besides the program’s folder, a folder’s added to the desktop & another is created in Users\ [UserName]\ AppData\ Roaming\. Genie Timeline doesn’t add itself to one of the registry run keys, the Start Menu’s Startup folders, or as a scheduled task, but adds a service that starts automatically with Windows.

A final note, Genie Timeline doesn’t seem to be owned by Zoolz [which *might* be a good thing], and is sold by different companies.

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

Have installed and got the license key easily.
In the Setup Wizard that opens, don't find any possibility to register it.
Please advise.

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

I've used previous versions of this software. The biggest problem for me was trying to restore a file, the program could never locate it. I had to physically search for it, because their search function was incomprehensible to me.

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

Useful software

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

will this work on windows 11

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

JulesJNA, see Supports Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 – 11

on https://www.zoolz.com/genie9/home-solutions/genie-timeline-home-10/

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

This statement "continuous backup of all your files!" implies that it saves files to backup every time you saver a file but I do not think that is what it actually means.

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

todays installer was signed 6th May 2019 and is version just tried it and now I remember why I removed it in previous giveaways of this version. I get a Data Execution Prevention Exception while trying to make use of the program on my Vista SP2+ based server which destroyed my confidence in the programmers ability to follow good programming rules. It is not a continuous backup solution but a scheduled file based backup solution. If any file changes after a scheduled backup was done and disaster strikes do not expect to have current backup files. Continuous backup uses a series of windows callbacks on file/folder changes to get notification of the changes and schedule a backup of just those files/folders and not an entire backup set.

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

For those that enjoy research the "full" history of this program in all the guises it's been offered here can be found at


going right back to 2010 will give you something to read while waiting for comments on todays giveaway event.

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

I appreciate your comments on the merits and tech details but you have not shared today. Or, the last two offerings. Some of us do not tire of quality information such as yours.

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

Where do I enter the license key?

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

Steve, Did you find out how to enter it yet?
.... as it doesn't appear that you got any response from Zoolz


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

Maybe the developer can answer this.
I am currently using Aomei Partition assistant to manually create backups.
My laptop has two 512GB ssd spanned raid 0 to create a 1TB drive C:
Backup drive is a 2TB ssd connected via USB. Drive C: is being imaged to it when I manually backup.
The upside, if c: fails I can plug in the 2TB and I'm fixed (minus work since last backup).
Can Genie 10 automate this backup process and still create a bootable imaged disk ?

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

BobbyA, Thought I'd answer since this program has not been touched by any developer since 2019 so chances are the developer is no longer on staff,, hope you don't mind. Not a chance, the boot media probably won't even see your raid controller!

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