New version of Autosafe (and free too!)

Announcing: Release of Autosafe 3.5

After about three months of testing I’ve released version 3.5 of my Excel Autosafe utility.
This new version has support for very long path and filenames.

More important: I decided to make Autosafe freeware entirely, no networking limitations or licensing fees.
The only thing I did include is a polite invitation to make a donation, which will pop up after it helped you to recover files a couple of times.

Description of the tool:

Autosafe automatically backs up your work in Excel. When you restart Excel after a crash, you’re offered to restore backed up copies of your files. You can also restore previous backup copies from your recycle bin to revert back to an older version of your work.



Jan Karel pieterse

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12 thoughts on “New version of Autosafe (and free too!)

  1. Hi Jan,

    I wish there would have been an option to save

    –‘n’ number of copies before replacing the oldest backup copy. Like the copies are saved as Backup1, Backup2, Backup3 and so on, where n is the number of copies to be specified by the user. If user opt to save 3 backup copies, then the 4th backup copy would replace the oldest i.e., Backup1

    –the file on the occurence of a USER specified option too. Like whether the user wants to save a copy on
    >Every Closure of the workbook
    >Every saving of the workbook
    >Every opening of the workbook


  2. Kanwaljit –

    Your first suggestion is somewhat redundant. You can find the previous N copies in the recycle bin. It’s one way I archive recent work and track my hours.

    The other suggestions are good ones. Jan Karel, if you’re listening, these would be useful additions to user options.

  3. Hi Jan Karel,

    I’d like to download Autosafe, but when I visit your site using the new Google Chrome browser, I get the following error:

    Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
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    For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for
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    I understand that visiting this site may harm my computer.

    Just thought I’d let you know as your site may have been compromised.

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