Download Bitser for Windows – Free Archiving and Backup Software

No matter what type of computer user you are, Office or home, you will accept the fact that our data is our life! So, keeping it safe is our top priority. Most of us archive  and backup the data regularly. Keeping backups of essential data is the single most effective method of preventing data loss on computer systems. If you do not like doing so, congratulations! You are a daredevil, but remember you are flirting with danger. Having said that, there are dozen different backup software we have tested or come across. Some really good options are available but no single program as “one-size-fits-all’.

Bitser is free Windows program for managing archives and backups. The software is similar in function to other file compression software like WinZip, 7-Zip, etc but boasts an alternative user interface. The program’s interface is built around the file system with explorer style views and features similar to those found in backup applications. Apart from providing the backup and archiving facility the tool is capable of offering a password manager and a MD5/SHA checksum calculator functionality to verify file identity.

Bitser Free Download for Windows

The program requires Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 installed on your computer. Windows 8 already has it installed. If you are using Windows 7 or lower version of Windows OS, you will be required to install this version of the software first. It is freely available from Microsoft’s website.

Install Bitser. Thereafter, select the ‘Create’ tab. Under ‘Archive’ module select a destination, format for creating self-extracting archive, compression level, etc and start creating compressed backups of your data. Blister is capable of extracting IP, 7Z, RAR, ISO, VHD, MSI, GZIP, BZIP2 and more and creating ZIP, 7-ZIP, EXE archives.

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Once done, switch to the ‘Manage’ tab. The tab displays archives with source and destination folders, all from a single window. You can set this tab as the default tab at the start up.

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Reports tab shows history of archived files, parameters used and comparison of compression ratios, speeds, and sizes.

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Bitser also provides a password manager, MD5/SHA checksum calculator for verifying file integrity.

The last tab, ‘Options’ tab is of much use. It allows you to configure various options. For instance, you can search for/delete empty folders and calculate folder sizes from the Windows explorer context menu. Creating context menu is simple. Click on the ‘Add’ button under Option windows’ ‘Context menu’ description to the Windows Explorer right-click menu.

Bitser is also capable of creating encrypted backups of confidential data using AES-256 encryption. Just check the options from the window. Note that some changes will not take effect until the application is restarted.

If this looks interesting, you can download Bitser from here.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.
  • Star17

    Ummm….it’s actually called “Bitser”.

  • Ash

    as an archiving tool, it just provides normal functionality. not even close to WinRAR or 7zip (another free program in this category) and as a backup tool, it doesn’t have any special features. i’ve tried several different backup tools and i’ve found GoodSync a perfect tool (commercial of course) with all the features i need to backup my essentials in just a few clicks.

  • hemant saxena

    Apologies!

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    I basically agree with what you’re saying, @Ash; but, just to be clear (mostly for the reader’s benefit), “backup” and “sync” are different, and constant sync is even, really, something else. There are a gabazillion “backup” tools… some of which also at least manually “sync;” and there are somewhat fewer — especially freeware; and especially that properly handle file-locks and stuff — auto-syncing tools. And, yes, I agree: GoodSync is pretty okay.

    This “Bitser,” you’re right, is barely any of them; and, yes, something like 7zip or IZ-ARC, PK-ZIP or any of those sort of tools (but especially something like IZ-ARC which handles so many different formats) pretty much does what Bitser does, though without falsely purporting itself to be “backup” software.

    I’m pretty disappointed, then, in the way Bitser is being presented, here.

    There’s really nothing special, here. Pity.

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  • PeterJ

    I really don’t see what there is to be disappointed about. Its a free, simple tool that allows you to backup, compress and encrypt your files into a non-proprietary format without having to sign-in, signup or sign-away your life to use it. Best of all it works, has no tricks, adware, malware or any other wierdo cons to get money out of you.

  • http://www.greggdeselms.com/ Gregg L. DesElms

    All, true, @PeterJ. It’s just not special, I guess was my point; as was, then, I guess, the concomitant implication that we’d like more from this place.

    That said, this website give us plenty that’s good, so maybe the disappointment was misplaced. Who knows.

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    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

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