Ocster Backup Freeware Review

Ocster Backup actually comes in 4 different versions.  This is a review of the free version, which is a handy little program that can backup your files on Windows.

Ocster main screen

Editor's Rating:
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User Rating:
Rating: 1.9/5 (7 votes cast)


  • Free
  • Backs up files and folders
  • Easily restores all your files


  • No versioning; only backs up 1 version of a file
  • Can’t restore individual files and folders

The Bottom Line

Although it’s light on features, Ocster Backup is amazingly simple.  It had no trouble backing up my entire user folder.

What About the Other Versions?

This is obviously the free version, which doesn’t have as many features as the others.

The other versions:

  • Ocster Backup Pro
  • Ocster 1-Click Backup
  • Ocster Backup Business

add features such as full disk imaging, file versioning, and compression.  Of course, you have to pay for them though.

Backing Up with Ocster Freeware

With Ocster Freeware, you can store your data on either a local disk or USB flash drive.  You can also store it on Ocster Secure Storage, but that requires a monthly fee.

To create a backup, you need to:

  1. Choose a drive to store the backup on.
  2. Select files and folders to back up.
  3. Optionally encrypt and password protect your backup.
  4. Schedule your backup (either daily or weekly) or run it manually.
  5. Run the backup.
Ocster backing up my files

Ocster backed up my entire Windows user directory with ease.

Restoring with Ocster Freeware

Restoring files is also easy.

To restore files, do the following:

  1. Click the Restore button.
  2. Provide your password, if you chose to encrypt your backup.
  3. Choose a folder to restore all your files to.
Ocster restore files

Ocster restores all your files to one folder.

Other than that, there’s not a whole lot to the free version of Ocster – it’s just a simple backup program.

Product Name Ocster Backup Freeware
Version 1.88
License Freeware
Price Free
Operating Systems Window
Backup Types
Files and Folders yes
Full Disk Image no
Incremental yes
Differential no
Backup Destinations
Hard Drive yes
Removable Media yes
Network Shares no
Blu-ray no
FTP no
Online Storage yes
Compression no
Encryption yes
Email Notifications no
Error Handling yes
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 BackupReview.com. He enjoys attending music festivals, whitewater kayaking on the American River, and board game nights in his free time.

Geoff Akerlund