Argentum Backup Review

Argentum Backup is a utility that can backup your files and folders to compressed .zip files.

Argentum Backup main screen

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  • Small and lightweight


  •  Doesn’t offer anything over free backup software

The Bottom Line

Argentum is a simple utility that ultimately doesn’t offer anything over freely available software.

Backing Up

Argentum is small.  Very small.  Just over 1 MB, to be exact.

When first started, Argentum is set to backup:

  • My Documents
  • Email contacts and messages
  • Windows desktop settings

You can add more, those are just the defaults.

Argentum Backup: select what to backup

Select what to backup.

Argentum can optionally compress backups into .zip files, with varying levels of compression.

There’s an option to specify a password.  However, there doesn’t seem to be any encryption to protect it.

You can also purge old backups according to a set number of days.

Argentum Backup options

The options menu.


Argentum is a simple utility.  Since it only copies files from one place to the other, to restore them you need to copy them back.


There’s a help manual with a tutorial.  There’s also a contact form on their website, which says to allow up to two business days for a response.  However, when I submitted a question I wasn’t responded to at all.


There just aren’t enough features.  Argentum Backup would be much better if it were freeware.

Product Name Argentum Backup
Version 3.0
License Shareware
Price $39
Operating Systems Window
Backup Types
Files and Folders yes
Full Disk Image no
Incremental no
Differential no
Backup Destinations
Hard Drive yes
Removable Media yes
Network Shares yes
Blu-ray no
FTP no
Online Storage no
Compression yes
Encryption no
Email Notifications no
Error Handling no
File Versioning no
Priority Setting no
Scheduling yes
Speed Limiting no
Synchronization no

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund is the founder and editor-in-chief of He enjoys attending music festivals, whitewater kayaking on the American River, and board game nights in his free time.

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