2BrightSparks Newsletter May 2007

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Welcome to the first issue of our regular monthly newsletter.

Communication with users of our software has always been important to the team at 2BrightSparks, and we hope this new format will prove both interesting and valuable to you.

In this issue

In this issue you will discover some of the advantages of the latest update of SyncBackSE, find out about our growing Articles section, get great tips on using our software, and more.

Updates: SyncBackSE V4.2.1

SyncBackSE and SyncBack freeware

SyncBackSE Improvements

Windows 98, ME, and NT support for SyncBackSE

New Products: OnClick Utilities

Director's Corner

New Articles at 2BrightSparks

Lucky Draw Winners

Updates: SyncBackSE V4.2.1

We've had numerous feature requests for our commercial backup and sunchronization program SyncBackSE, especially when it comes to versioning. The good news is that your wish has been granted. The latest release of SyncBackSE 4.2 sees a number of additional features and many updates and fixes from the previous version.

Note: For "SyncBack" Freeware, read the section that appears later in this newsletter.

Here's a glimpse of the kind of additional features you can expect from SyncBackSE V4.2:

File versioning
Command to copy newer files over older in Results window (Ctrl-N)
Specific client certificate to use for SSL/TLS FTP connections
Stop, pause, and resume all profiles from main menu and tray pop-up menu

This is a free upgrade for all those who have paid for a SyncBackSE license. To upgrade, simply Download SyncBackSE and run it:

IMPORTANT: Do not uninstall your old version first otherwise you will lose all your settings and profiles. Simply install over your current version.

For a complete list of updates, additions and fixes in this new version, visit the History Changes Page

To upgrade from earlier versions of SyncBackSE simply download and install over your old version. You should clear your browser cache first to avoid accidentally downloading the older version.

IMPORTANT: Do not uninstall your old version first, otherwise you will lose all your settings and profiles. Simply install over your current version.

SyncBackSE and SyncBack freeware

There are two versions of our SyncBack software: SyncBackSE, which is our award-winning $30.00 software, and SyncBack freeware, which is, well, free.

The latest version of SyncBack freeware is V3.2.14.

Download SyncBack Freeware

If you are a user of the freeware, be aware that SyncBackSE includes a number of significant features that may be of value to you.

Compare the Two

SyncBackSE Improvements

In addition to many smaller additions and fixes, the new Version 4.2.1 has two significant changes you should be aware of: Versioning, and Vista support.


"Versioning" allows you to keep a number of copies (Versions) of backed-up files. This ensures that your work is protected as you are developing a document, a program, a graphic, web pages, or other frequently-changing files. You can tell SyncBackSE to back them up as often as you like, and to keep the last "X" copies.

Now you can always recover your data by "rolling back" to a specific version. You define how many versions should be kept to suit your needs.

Vista Support

SyncBackSE has undergone rigorous testing in the Vista operating system and many compatibility improvements have been made. If you have Vista, SyncBackSE is now the backup and synchronization program of choice.

There are many other improvements and fixes including:

New: Command to copy newer files over older in Results window
New: Can stop, pause, and resume profiles from main menu and tray
New: Can start and stop a profile from tray pop-up menu
New: Can specify client certificate to use for SSL/TLS FTP connections
New: command line parameters

For the full list of improvements, updates, and fixes, visit:

The SyncBackSE History of Changes

Windows 98, ME, and NT support for SyncBackSE

Starting with V4.1, and in line with Microsoft's support policy, SyncBackSE no longer runs on versions of Windows older than Windows 2000 SP4. If you are using Windows 98, 98SE, ME, or NT 4 then the last version of SyncBackSE to run on those versions of Windows is V4.0:

Download SyncBackSE 4.0

SyncBack freeware can still be run on Windows 98 or newer.

New Products: OnClick Utilities

In aPriced at just US$25.00, OnClick Utilities is a value-for-money suite of six different software programs that will transform your computer experience. All programs are operational by a click of your mouse button, which ensures simplicity and ease of use for even the novice computer user. So, what does this suite contain, you may ask? Just six of the most useful tools we can think of for managing your files:

FindOnClick performs lightning-fast file searches.
PatchOnClick easily update large files.
EncryptOnClick delivers military grade encryption.
DeleteOnClick securely deletes data.
UndeleteOnClick recovers trashed & deleted files.
HashOnClick helps guarantee files are identical.

And more coming. Do you have an idea for a tool you've always wanted? Let us know!


Go here for more information:


They can all be downloaded for evaluation - try them now:


Director's Corner

Hi, my name is Mike de Sousa and I'm the creative director here at 2BrightSparks. We're always trying to improve our software and services, and one of my responsibilities is to ensure that our site delivers a good browsing experience for our visitors. If you see a link that is not working or think of ways we might be able to make our site more friendly, please don't hesitate to contact us with your suggestions using the form at:


Our software and site have been improved immeasurably as a result of the frequent feedback we've received. We've always tried our hardest to listen and act promptly when issues arise. Be assured your suggestions and comments are always read and, whenever possible, acted on.

There are times when it will take longer to implement a suggestion. We are, for example, working on making our support area even better, but that is a complex and demanding task. Our software also has many, many improvements in the pipeline, which will take time to implement, but despite the demands, it's a great place to be as we continue our focus on developing great utility software

New Articles at 2BrightSparks

In aYou will find a new series of articles at 2BrightSparks that we hope will be of interest to a general readership. The article index is available at:


Here's what you'll find with more on the way...

Disk Imaging is Not a Total Backup Solution
Disk imaging utilities can be extremely useful tools that duplicate disks. However, there are some issues and limitations that must be kept in mind when relying on disk imaging as a backup solution.

Don't Let Your Business Sink
" Considering that businesses rely so heavily on electronic data storage, it is little wonder that they often incur significant financial losses as a result of data loss, and that for an increasing number of people, this sadly leads to the loss of their livelihood. According to the National Archives & Records Administration in Washington, US, 93% of companies filed for bankruptcy within a year of disaster when they lost their data center for 10 days or more..."

My MP3 Files Are Missing
If you have all the time and money in the world to re-purchase, re-download and re-categorize your MP3 files in the event you have lost them, say, as a result of disk malfunction, then this article is not for you. Otherwise, read on...

Offsite Storage
Find out about the three principal ways you can store your data offsite: Backing up to external media and storing that media in a different location; Backing up to an offsite server; Using professional electronic vaulting services

RAID is Not a Backup Solution
There are some who believe a RAID array provides a backup solution. It does not. This article informs users about some of the common misconceptions about RAID, and how backing up using software is crucial in preventing data loss.

The Photographer's Nightmare
Backing up your photos may be a tedious and painstaking job using Windows Explorer or the inflexible and limited backup feature in Windows XP or Vista, but it needn't be. With the right software you can prevent your treasured photos from being lost with the click of a button...

Lucky Draw Winners

Every month, ten lucky winners who complete the SyncBackSE survey form will receive a free license for OnClick Utilities. The link to the survey is contained in the order confirmation email for SyncBackSE. We will even allow you to transfer your free license to friends or family if you already have OnClick Utilities. So, if you haven't completed the survey and you're a SyncBackSE licensee, why not do so today?

Until Next Time

Thanks for reading and we look forward to getting in touch again in a months time.

The 2BrightSparks Team.

2BrightSparks Pte Ltd.


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