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How to Use the Got-Ur-Back Personal Office File Backup System

 
 

Install GOT-UR-BACK  and open Word.

 

You will see the User Preferences dialog box.

 

Set the number of back up copies you would like for each program:

  • Word

  • PowerPoint (PC only)

  • Excel

 

You can set your preferences for each program differently. 

  • You have the option of saving up to 5 back-ups of your files for each Microsoft program. 

  • To disable Got-Ur-Back for any of the Microsoft programs simply click "No" in the User Preferences dialog.


The User Preferences Dialog Box 

The User Preferences dialog allows you to set your backup requirements for each Office application. 

By default GOT-UR-BACK is enabled to set to save 3 levels of back up for Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

NOTE: GOT-UR-BACK cannot be enabled for PowerPoint on a Mac.

 


 

To enable or disable Got-Ur-Back

Click "Yes" to enable.

Click "No" to disable.

Set individual preferences for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


 
 

To change the number of back-ups saved 

Type in a number between 1 and 5.

Set individual preferences for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


 

To use Got-Ur-Back

Once you enable GOT-UR-BACK in the User Preferences dialog box:

  • All you need to do to use it is click Save in the file you are working on.

  • A backup copy is automatically placed in a sub-folder in the same location you are already saving to.

 


 

How to find your Got-Ur-Back files on a PC

Go to the folder where the file you are working in resides.

  1. Open the sub-folder labeled “ZappsPro-backup

  2. You will see each prior version of the file is labeled with a numbered extension.

  3. Open like any other file.


How to find your Got-Ur-Back files on a Mac

In Office 2016 and 2019 for the Mac:

  1. Click on the GUB Files button on the GUB tab on the Office 2016 for the Mac ribbon.

  2. This will take you to a separate directory where GOT-UR-BACK places your files.


 

How to Change your Preferences

  1. Use your computer's Start button to find GOT-UR-BACK in the list of Programs or Apps. 

  2. Click on GOT-UR-BACK to open the User Preferences dialog box.

  3. Set your preferences and click OK.

If you change your preferences often, you may want to pin the User Preferences dialog box to your Start menu or task bar.


 

How Got-Ur-Back works

After the very first time you Save a new file:

Each time you click save,  GOT-UR-BACK moves your last version of the file to a folder labeled “ZappsPro-backup". 

Conveniently, this folder resides in the same directory folder of the file you are editing.

Each prior version of the file is labeled with a numbered extension.


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GOT-UR-BACK only backs up files after YOU click SAVE

 

 


 

Got-Ur-Back does not:

  1. Save copies of template file formats including
    DOT, DOTX, DOTM, XLT, XLTX, XLTM, POT, POTX, and POTM.

  2. Create automatically timed backups of the file you are editing.

  3. Run with PowerPoint in Office 2011 or Office 2016 for the Mac

 

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