Karen's Replicator

the Backup Utility for Windows

** Version 3.7.3 Released January 14, 2019 **


Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives!

Karen's Replicator v3.7.3 screenshot

Karen's Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another.  Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network.

Options include:

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File Version Released Size Hash
Karens-Replicator-v3.7.3-Setup.exe New!
Download and run to install Replicator v3.7.3
3.7.3January 14th, 20192,162,592 bytesMD5
3b14c0d1ef3f0a0c475f90306207fd91
SHA-1
935a5b401c544580a6d3d2dd3ae4b655e261cc80
SHA-256
4a6c978f12fa14abcfcb64c9c15efa74826b299797428caeb5d1f167e756a0a9
VirusTotal Scan Results

File Version Released Size Hash
Karens-Replicator-v3.7.2-Setup.exe
Download and run to install Replicator v3.7.2
3.7.2January 9th, 20192,166,944 bytesMD5
1395b949ca8d417f161e9f274f7550f1
SHA-1
07cc8e92c1c24f593644245cf8de4825b4616c8a
SHA-256
42fd857913935e65c896ba7aed83be08a0f34ee5d46f3300ba5c7d42739f0ebd
VirusTotal Scan Results
Karens-Replicator-v3.7.1-Setup.exe
Download and run to install Replicator v3.7.1
3.7.1December 6th, 20182,161,792 bytesMD5
1769f0d8af60ce85fe244a1fc40e0e1f
SHA-1
c884c3d459555e7dd7e4205b405711496d135626
SHA-256
e037c23dce7acb32d113fca60d7820faca8e0e4ac0f429fdaf617e2cd9ae4857
VirusTotal Scan Results
Karens-Replicator-v3.7-Setup.exe
Download and run to install Replicator v3.7
3.7October 3rd, 20182,152,824 bytesMD5
2be6e0dc3abf50810c0a374db8cccf89
SHA-1
2907bbde26b29723bef64de5f70b5697c6fc84c4
SHA-256
3985857dd36c3ab3224078c7f68258b9050c7ee8c37bca0dc8188d1c27d97ee8
VirusTotal Scan Results
ptreplicator-setup.exe Legacy Version
Download and run to install Replicator v3.6.9
3.6.9February 7th, 20092,025,464 bytesMD5
7fefd07eeb33cd1558286589ab2b3c80
SHA-1
5adc93374d80cd1e2cef655c46d2abf2efd2e3c7
SHA-256
fd5641db591f025259fa3be7c827e0ebdb300ed258b73170e821301004cd9260
ptreplicator-src.exe Legacy Version
(programmers only) Install Source Code for Replicator v3.6.9
3.6.9February 7th, 2009310,608 bytesMD5
bdcebe4bce19dc290dbf97ecbaa76c32
SHA-1
fb53ab96dec5ad9c989de3b4edf7c202be59eb60
SHA-256
f5568adc00c15ad0d2900cf7a779e4bce2e80061233a223f5d2047aa15c1e356
vbrun60-setup.exe
Download Visual Basic Runtime v6.0
You probably do not need to download this: Karen's Replicator installer will automatically download and run the Visual Basic Runtime installer, if necessary.
1,044,168 bytesMD5
5b7d6ef1ceeeb9c4b362b0a1fac98429
SHA-1
084c127d1bc95d1341e7b17804749b033ab5398e
SHA-256
66453c28a3a11f52cefb00178714f710c23a8c611373d39f336c1ae3c8701def
VirusTotal Scan Results

Known Problems

Enhancements/Bugs Fixed

Version 3.7.3 2019-01-14 [View Workboard]

  1. T119 Removed debug keystrokes like F8 because was causing problem for user.
  2. T121 All Replicator windows now include version number in the caption.
  3. T120 Installer now makes a (optional) backup copy of Replicator settings before installation.
  4. T122 Installer now checks for running Replicator process and requires it to be closed before installation.

Version 3.7.2 2019-01-09 [View Workboard]

  1. T29 Verified can copy really long pathnames.
  2. T36 Setting destination subfolders' timestamps to match source folders.
  3. T75 Improved progress indication when running job:
    • Updating display only once per second improves performance
    • Abbreviating byte counts to traditional KB/MB/GB/TB based on 1024 bytes per KB, etc.
    • Added file copy throughput in bytes/second (abbreviated based on 1024 bytes per KB, too)
  4. T108 Greatly improved performance by offloading file copy to operating system.
  5. T113 Fixed bug where settings were not saved if the system was rebooted without first exiting Replicator.
  6. T116 Replicating source folder attributes so custom icons will work on destination folders when Desktop.ini is replicated.

Version 3.7.1 2018-12-06 [View Workboard]

  1. T61 Fixed Reset Grand Totals button function on Other Settings.
  2. T102 Added /QUIT switch to command line start options to force Replicator to close after completed jobs specified on the command line, or when Exit clicked, without regard to the Warn User configuration option.
  3. T107 Forcing Replicator to close without Warn User dialog when system is shutting down, user is logging off, or application being closed by Task Manager. Added Other Settings option: Minimize Window Instead of Closing, which will minimize the window if user clicks upper-right X to close the window. Can be combined with Minimize to System Tray option.

Version 3.7 2018-10-03

  1. T1 Explicitly creates Settings, Log File, and Job Destination directories to avoid Path Not Found errors on Windows 10 v.1703, Windows 8.1, some versions of Windows Server, and similarly on machines where destination directory structure access control lists disallow reading directories farther up the tree.
  2. Windows version reported in log file correct for Windows 7 and Windows 8. When running Replicator on Windows 10, the Win32 API reports the manifest version as Windows 8 -- because that was the last version of Windows on which the API GetVersionEx wasn't deprecated. The version reported is actual the version of the Windows for which the executable was prepared. Windows 10 uses a modern manifest system for which Replicator hasn't yet been specifically prepared.

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