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21 July 2018, 19:30

Other than doing a full backup I know of no other software that will let you move a program from one PC to another. How do you get around the legality of licensing issues (since many programs are licensed for only one PC)?

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29 April 2018, 16:24

1st of all thank you for a very useful app.

I tried to clone the Waterfox profile, as follows:


CloneApp has not copied all the files in that folder. Why not?
Please advise.

I am on a Win 8.1/64-bit machine

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20 September 2018, 15:29

Hi Peter,

in this case, the simple BackupFolder command is enough :)


Please make sure, that Waterfox is closed, otherwise some files cannot be copied and backed up.


15 April 2018, 19:38

Is it possible to get the an install path from the registry instead of using an env variable (%ProgramFiles%)?

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20 September 2018, 15:28

Hello Larry,

you could use optional the Detect parameter to check the existence of an File, Folder or Regkey.

RegKey=Detect|HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows Firewall

Please also look into the Documentation, Chapter 3 - CloneApp Rules

Kind regards,

15 April 2018, 16:38

CloneApp - Deutsche Sprachdatei lässt sich nicht downloaden

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20 September 2018, 15:26

Hallo wiri,

ich habe es nochmal getestet und bei mir funk. der Link einwandfrei :? Bitte mal den hier - Add-ons/ versuchen. :)

15 April 2018, 12:48

Thanks for this excellent utility. Is it possible to add another option? In addition to the All and installed apps, I'd like to see the ability to save a custom list.

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15 April 2018, 12:48

Hi Norbert,

exporting the Installed Plug-ins to a text file is possible
Hamburger/main menu > Advanced settings > Export Plug-ins to text file.

Working with a Custom/Personal Plug-ins directory is also possible. The Option hides as well in the Main menu > Advanced settings > Enable Personal Plug-ins folder. If enabled, CloneApp will always prioritize loading this Personal MyApps directory.

I hope one of these possibilities answers your question. :)

Kind regards from Germany

John Rad
13 April 2018, 17:18

Thanks for this application; I will start to backup my own support terminals and see how this tool performs, perhaps I register later and donate. very very good work at first impression.

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12 April 2018, 14:28

Great looking app, looks like it could save me a bit of time.  Apologies for posting a bug report here, but I couldn't see where else to report.

Simple backup of Adobe PDF Reader creates the following folder structure - incorrectly.
CloneApp (Backup)-2018-04-12\Adobe Reader\%AppData%\Adobe\Acrobat\Acrobat

Notice the duplicate Acrobat folder!

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20 September 2018, 17:18

This is not an bug, its exceptionally in this case a feature :)

To eliminate redundancies, when backing up an Application which has different locations but same folder name, CloneApp splits the absolute path of each backed up folder to subfolders to the lowest level e.g. CloneApp (Backup)-2018-04-12\Adobe Reader\%AppData%\Adobe\Acrobat

In the last step CloneApp generates a final folder which carries the name of the complete AppData directory, in this case Acrobat. So you have as a final result:
CloneApp (Backup)-2018-04-12\Adobe Reader\%AppData%\Adobe\Acrobat\Acrobat\ or maybe
CloneApp (Backup)-2018-04-12\Adobe Reader\%AppData%\Adobe\Acrobat\Acrobat\DC

I hope that solves the confusion and wish you a happy app cloning :)
Thank you very much for your feedback.

11 April 2018, 15:17

Ich nutze noch die alte Version von CloneApp und werde mir die Neue in den nächsten Tagen mal anschauen. Bis jetzt nicht enttäuscht. Danke!!! :) 

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CloneApp is a free and portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to back up preferences, settings and other data of supported applications. CloneApp is highly customizable and can a be extended via "plug-ins", plain text files which define exactly which files, folders and Registry keys the program should preserve.

It requires Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.


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