Winamp Backup Tool application allows you to create a backup of all Winamp settings and files and if it is neccessary restore it. It is simple and intuitive application. It is designed to backup specific (or all) Winamp settings and files. Created backup file can be restored at any time. It is an invaluable tool for users who like to experiment with the settings or for those who simply want to backup Winamp files.
Winamp Backup Tool doesn't require installation (it works in portable mode). Just download the file and run it. This program is part of the Winamp Tools software, dedicated to Winamp (so it can be also installed thanks to simple and easy to use installer, written in NSIS).
In short words, program in current version:
This program supports multiple languages interface. If you want you can translate it to your language. To do this, download the Winamp Backup Tool, go to the folder "Lang" and use the "English.lng" reference file. Read carefully all notes it contains. Also, check if your language is already supported. When you finish your translation, you can send me it via e-mail.
A necessary condition for properly working of the program is previously installed Winamp. Winamp Backup Tool runs in two modes.
To create a backup of Winamp settings and files you first need to specify the default installation directory of Winamp. Winamp Backup Tool automatically detects default Winamp directory and sets it as backup source directory. If there is a need to create a backup in another Winamp directory you can use the corresponding button, which allows you to choose it. The program displays basic information about the selected Winamp installation.
In next step you have to select a directory for backup file and add some description for the file. Winamp Backup Tool automatically selects default backup directory (if there is no need, you should not change it, but you can do it using the appropriate button, which allows you to select a custom directory). The program creates a default name for the backup file and the default description, so you can get an idea of the contents of the backup file.
You can also select a compression algorithm and compression level of backup file. The default compression algorithm is 7z and compression level is normal (you can opt out of the compression - it will increase the file size but speed up the backup process).
In next step you have to select backup mode. The program offers three modes. Each of them allows you to create a backup in another way:
Once you selected desired mode Winamp Backup Tool proceeds to create a backup file. All operations are recorded in the log. Its content and level of detail depends on the settings in the options.
Once the backup is complete, you can quit or go to the end page, which allows you to perform a number of additional actions:
To restore files from the backup file you first need to choose the appropriate backup file. All backup files are displayed on the list in the order of their creation. Selecting a file allows you to view basic information about the backup file. Double-click on selected entry allows you to view detailed information about the backup.
To manage backup files you may use the context menu that allows to:
Winamp Backup Tool also displays some basic informations such as the number of backup files and its total size on disk.
The next step is to select restoration directory. Winamp Backup Tool automatically selects default Winamp installation directory. You can change it using the appropriate button, which allows you to select a custom directory - winamp.exe file have to exist and Winamp version need to be correct. The program displays all the necessary information and verifies the ability to restore files.
The next step is to select restore mode or to restore selected backup file (in case the selected backup file has been created in full automatic mode).
Winamp Backup Tool offers two restore modes. Each of them allows you to restore backup files in a different way:
Once you selected desired restore mode Winamp Backup Tool proceeds to restore selected backup file. All operations are recorded in the log. Its content and level of detail depends on the settings in the options.
Once the restore is complete, you can quit or go to the end page, which allows you to perform a number of additional actions:
You can download Winamp Backup Tool application. Downloaded file is compressed as zip archive. When you finish downloading, you need to uncompress it (using for example free 7zip application). Then you can run it.
Winamp Backup Tool is designed for Windows 7 operating system (or newer). Winamp need to be installed. Winamp Backup Tool is completely free.
If for some reason you are interested in an earlier version of Winamp Backup Tool you can visit Winamp Archive page and download appropriate version.