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SysBack for EPOC

This page contains details of my freeware program, SysBack for EPOC. The actual .zip file for the program is only about 25K, so why not download it and take a look? It won't take long and, until you try it, you never know! Before you do download anything though, please read my disclaimer.

About SysBack for EPOC

Being a developer, I often find myself messing with code and doing some silly things :-) Now and then, this results in me soft resetting my nice Series 5. That is all well and good, as a soft reset usually should do no more than restart the System and kill any running programs, meaning your saved data is still intact.

One of the biggest problems with this though, is setting everything back up. On the 3a/3c/3mx/Siena, this was a major pain, as the System would revert back to an almost 'brand new' state, and you'd lose all the icons you'd installed, all the zoom and font settings, etc. and more! The EPOC machines which SysBack supports (all of the current range - Psion Series 5/5mx/7/netBook/Revo, Ericsson MC 218, Geofox-One, Oregon Osaris) are far better in that most of the settings are saved. The only ones which are 'lost' are things like zoom and column width. However, still having to set these up after each reset really annoyed me, and so SysBack was born.

At about 10K for the overall installation, it's small and efficient, and it works via a very simple but easy to use dialog interface, as seen in these shots here:

SysBack - main screen

SysBack - Home dialog

And this screen shot shows the new v2.10F release running in Japanese!

SysBack in Japanese

The choices you make are then stored in a small file in C:\System\Apps\SysBack\ so that next time you run SysBack (i.e. after the next reset) they are offered as the default. Selecting the OK button on the main dialog will start SysBack off on restoring the System with the settings you picked. Simple as that.

Registration Information

Perhaps most importantly, SysBack is a free program (although of course if you're feeling generous you could always register JWIN for EPOC :-)) ). I hope that you (as I do) find it useful. Before you download it though, there are a couple of extra points to note:

Downloads & Other Information

If you find a bug or have a suggestion for a future version, then please mail me with it. Note however, that since SysBack is Freeware, I am under no obligation to produce updates or new versions.
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