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Instant Computer Backup Review

10 GB of storage $119.40 / year
1 Year Plan Savings (40%):
Your Price for 1 Year: $71.40
Unlimited storage $239.40 / year
1 Year Plan Savings (35%):
Your Price for 1 Year: $155.40

 

At a Glance

Our Rating

★★☆☆☆ 

Price:

  • Click here to save 20% on Instant Computer Backup!
  • Free 14 Day Trial – No Credit Card required.
  • Home: 10GB $9.95/month, $41.60/6 months, $71.40/year, $118.80/two years.
  • Unlimited: Unlimited GB $19.95/month, $89.70/6 months, $155.40/year, $238.80/two years.

Pros:

  • Easy to use.
  • Supports Windows and Mac.
  • Web access.

Cons:

  • No file versioning
  • No Linux client.
  • No file sets.
  • Lacks file scanning

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Full Review

Instant computer backup is a promising name for an online backup service. The service itself is extremely easy to use. Simply install the desktop client application and before you know it you will be able to copy your data to the Instant Computer Backup servers.

Installation
After registering on the Instant Computer Backup website you can download the desktop client. Once the desktop application is installed you need to sign in to the account you created on their website. You will notice a new folder called Instant Computer Backup on your computer.

Backing Up
Backing up with Instant Computer Backup is simple. In order to backup files you need to either copy the files you want into the Instant Computer Backup folder or move your files into that folder. You do not select files and folders like many other online backup services.

Transferring files is straight forward once they have been copied or moved to the Instant Computer Backup folder, but there may be files you cannot copy or move to that folder that can be difficult or impossible for you to backup automatically. Locked file support is also missing and could be a problem for some users.

All files in the Instant Computer Backup folder are backed up and then available through the Instant Computer Backup website as well.

Restoring
Restoring files is as easy as backing them up, simply copy them from your Instant Computer Backup folder to another location on your computer. You can also download your files from the website in the event that your computer is not operating.

Overall
If you are looking for a simple, easy to use online backup system and can easily copy or move all of your files to the Instant Computer Backup folder then this service might be for you. If you cannot easily move all of your files to the Instant Computer Backup folder, like Outlook.pst files, databases and accounting data, or need to backup any kind of locked file you need to look elsewhere.

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