A modern software application may contain hundreds of configuration options and store a lot of your valuable info in its data files. Do you know where these configuration options and data files are located on your disks? Most users have no idea where even such a popular application as MS IE stores its configuration, bookmarks, cached pages, saved passwords, etc. Other applications are no different. Unfortunately, Windows has no mechanism to force software developers to follow consistent rules. There are some Microsoft recommendations that are usually ignored by the developers, but that''s about it.
This is why you normally cannot just move an installed and configured program from one computer to another, or restore a program with its options already set from a backup. This is why you need to re-install and re-configure the same program again and again on every new computer or with every system crash.
Is there a solution? We''ve made a search and some quick tests and found that there is only one program that provides a truly automated solution. NikSaver from Kurkov Software uses its unique artificial intelligence to determine the locations of configuration options and data files for each application installed on your computer. The program provides you with a list of installed applications. You can make a snapshot of an application by simply clicking the Save button. The snapshot can be used to transfer the application along with all its preferences and data to another computer or as a backup copy.
Hate guessing? Don''t believe in artificial intelligence? Not a problem. The program provides ready-made verified scripts for about 500 of the most popular applications. The database of scripts is updated on a regular basis. In addition, there is a built-in script editor for advanced users.
» version 1.63 - posted on 2008-01-09
1. Added script editor.
Added GUI script editor, which allows a user to add new programs.
2. Optimized program code.
NikSaver now works faster and more stable.
3. Fixed previously discovered bugs.
Fixed bugs in settings saving and loading functions.
4. Added over 200 new programs and games.
» version 1.62 - posted on 2007-05-04
* Fixed errors in save and load functions
New multilanguage desriptions
Programs run test
EULA - End User License Agreement
As part of the installation process, you will be asked to accept the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement is a legal contract, which specifies the terms of the license and warranty limitation between you and Kurkov Software for the NIKSAVER software and documentation. You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before installing or using this software. Unless you have a different license agreement obtained from Kurkov Software, installation or use of this software indicates your acceptance of the license and warranty limitation terms contained in this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, promptly delete and destroy all copies of the Software.
Versions of the Software
There are two versions of NIKSAVER (registered and evaluation), each of which is subject to this Agreement. UPON ORDERING, DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING OR USING ANY VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE REAFFIRMING THAT YOU ARE BOUND TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
The registered version requires registration with Kurkov Software, which includes payment of the then current license fee.
The evaluation version is the only version that is provided without charge; however, the evaluation version is not free software. All rights and licenses to the evaluation version automatically expire 30 days after first installation, after which you must register with Kurkov Software and pay the then current license fee. For details on registration methods, please refer to the help file in the software, or contact Kurkov Software
License to Use
One copy of the evaluation version of NIKSAVER may be used by a single person for evaluation purposes without charge up to 30 days. Subsequent downloads of the evaluation version by or for the same user do not extend, renew, or otherwise restart the term of the license for the evaluation version.
One copy of the registered version of NIKSAVER may be used by a single person who uses the software personally. The registered version of NIKSAVER may not be rented, loaned, leased, licensed, or otherwise used, by anyone other than the individual who has registered the software.
Site licenses for NIKSAVER may be obtained from Kurkov Software which cover multiple users at one location or multiple users within a business entity.
You may make a reasonable number of copies of the registered version of the software for backup and archival purposes.
No Additional Licenses
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THIS SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES AS TO PERFORMANCE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS INTO WHICH NIKSAVER MAY BE USED, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS OFFERED. IN PARTICULAR, KURKOV SOFTWARE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DATA STORED OR PROCESSED WITH THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING THE COSTS OF RECOVERING SUCH DATA. THE USER MUST ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF USING THIS PROGRAM. ANY LIABILITY OF KURKOV SOFTWARE WILL BE LIMITED EXCLUSIVELY TO PRODUCT REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF PURCHASE PRICE.
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