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December 15, 2004

Compliments of the season! Grace and peace and love from this part of the world to you. 2004 was a great year. Argentum Backup has become a PC Magazine Editors' Choice and a PC World Best Buy, both in USA and worldwide. We would like to thank all of you for the support you provided throughout the years. We hope we get to meet more of you in 2005. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you and your family enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always. Our entire team joins in sending Season's Greetings with every good wish for the New Year.

November 15, 2004

A pre-release copy of Argentum™ Backup 2.50 is now available for free online download.
A private download link has been exclusively posted to BetaNews.com and Neowin.net Internet communities.

October 15, 2004

We are pleased to announce a new section at our web-site, which contains comprehensive information about software and hardware solutions currently available on the market to protect your data, useful backup tips, tricks, and explanation of common backup terms. The information is primarily targeted at home and small office business user running any Windows computer, including 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.

This guide explains the differences between the traditional file backup programs and disk imaging software. It includes information on the following popular file backup programs: Backup MyPC, Handy Backup, WinBackup, Second Copy, Backup Now!, and Windows built-in backup utility (Windows Backup). Additionally, it covers Norton Ghost, True Image, and Windows' native system recovery feature, known as System Restore. Additionally, information is available to help you back up and restore your data with WinZip, WinRar, and Windows XP's Zip compressed folders.

September 4, 2004

The sky's the limit. September, 2004, Argentum Backup wins the PC World (USA) Best Buy Award - another prominent award in the computer industry. PC World's editors reviewed storage hardware and software products to select category leaders. The editors at PC World selected Argentum Backup over five other competitors' products, securing the top position as the most reliable backup application available today. PC World's editors recommend Argentum Backup for its clean interface, use of Zip files that go current, and its competitive pricing.

We are thrilled to have a prominent magazine such as PC World give Argentum Backup a Best Buy award. This is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to deliver innovative and ergonomic software solutions to protect users' data. We feel it is an outstanding honor and achievement for Argentum to be recognized by one of the industry's most respected magazines as its Best Buy among other backup software products. The Best Buy honor from PC World is the latest in a series of prestigious awards that Argentum Backup has received this year. Our thanks go to everyone who has and is helping us with Argentum Backup, and to anyone who has contributed in whatever way. It's our goal to continue providing you with the most effective backup software solutions available.

August 4, 2004

A quick note to web-masters and web-page owners. You can get full versions of MyFiles, Backup, and Coolbase, and any of MoodBook art packs for free if you link to our web-site from your web-site. You can get the full version of any of our products for free, in exchange for a permanent link to the product page from your web-site, which must first be approved. If your site is information-intensive, and is listed with popular search engines, especially Google, then there is a good chance that your link will be approved. You will have to place a few short lines of text along with the link, and optionally a small picture. There are additional requirements for this option, so you first need to contact us to discuss specific details about your link. Get more information in the Notices section.

June 25, 2004

About this week. Starting from June 27, 2004 and until July 17, 2004 we're on vacation. All of your support requests will be addressed later. E-mail processing, as well as all current activities, are suspended until July 17, 2004. Sorry for the inconvenience - annual vacation time. All pending support requests and all pending correspondence will be handled by July 19, 2004. Whether you are a new or a frequent visitor to our site, we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that all other services are fully-operational, including our e-commerce system (RegNow) to process orders, our web-site, and our activation server to issue activation permissions. Thank you for your understanding.

June 2, 2004

The sky's the limit. June, 2004, Argentum Backup wins the PC Magazine (USA) Editors' Choice Award - currently the most prestigious technology award in the computer media world-wide. Each year the editors at PC Magazine put computers, peripherals, software, networking and utility products through a comprehensive comparative review to select category leaders and reward best software products available in high-tech industry. The original content for the article is a licensed property of Ziff-Davis Media Holdings Inc., so we're not going - nor have a right - to re-publish it on our web-site, unfortunately.

Argentum is proud to be recognized with this prestigious award. Being awarded PC Magazine's Editors' Choice for one of our products reinforces Argentum's position as an innovator and leader in the personal backup software market. The PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award is an outstanding achievement for Argentum Backup. An achievement that represents a breakthrough or milestone in the evolution of Argentum Backup, and unveils its technical excellence and unparalleled performance, its great usability concepts, and its solid popularity. It's our goal to continue providing you with high quality software and services. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the future, and we look forward to providing you with the most effective backup software solutions available.

May 1, 2004

    All of our products,
    MyFiles, Backup, Coolbase,
    and MoodBook,
    got the highest rating
    at SmartDownloads.net software library!

April 20, 2004

The press kit has been updated and upgraded with a few small images, optimized for linking. If you like our software, you are welcome to place a link to our web-site! The press kit has also been renamed, and is now known as media kit . This is to better reflect its purpose and to appeal to wider audience, including both the traditional offline media and modern electronic online media. Finally, the media kit has been uploaded to the corporate server, to be available online as an integral part of Argentum web-site.

If you represent or work for a computer or technology magazine, if you manage a web-site, or publish a news-letter, we invite you to take a look at our company's media kit, which is primarily intended for disk editors, reviewers, columnists, news reporters and editors from any kind of traditional and electronic media. The media kit includes all of the latest company press-releases, a number of screenshots in polygraphic quality, company logo, high-quality cover art graphics, basic company profile, tutorials to help you write a review, and a number of attractive small pictures optimized for the Web, and finally, a few special offers for magazines and members of the press.

March 16, 2004

New, authoritative document from Argentum: Windows Backup Guide. Today we're announcing a new section at our web-site, which contains comprehensive information about data backups, useful tips, tricks and best practices to protect your data on any Windows computer including 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003. Formerly, this was a classified information, a part of the Argentum Backup's patented AutoAnalyze™ technology. Now it is available online in free public access:

This backup guide focuses on backing up in general, assists you in finding important data on your computer, explains you how to locate the proper paths, files and folders that may be recommended for regular backup. The following topics are covered in detail: My Documents backup, Outlook data backup, E-mail backup (Outlook Express), registry backup, messenger backup (ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, AOL), system folders backup and more...

February 24, 2004

Lately we have uploaded a large amount of content to the MoodBook's web-site. This content is essentially the XHTML version of the MP3 music catalog, originally maintained in the Argentum MyFiles database. The catalog is now available at:

The catalog features many popular groups and artists, such as Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Enigma, and more! It also includes a special section devoted to modern trance music, featuring the brightest trance and house DJ talents from all over the world. A special article covering the technologies we have used to create and publish this music catalog online, is also available. It is intended to unveil the power of MP3 digital audio cataloging with Argentum MyFiles, as well as, to give people basic information on XML, XSLT and XHTML, and how they can get benefit of these standards with MyFiles.

February 10, 2004


The latest release of Argentum Backup received top 5 star rating on the above software download libraries.

January 22, 2004

Argentum Backup 2.10 has been released. Thanks to the new and completely rewritten backup engine, this newest release features many internal improvements. Perhaps the most significant improvement is full support for Zip64 format, the 64-bit extensions to the Zip file format, which lets you back up your data in huge, multi-gigabyte Zip files of virtually unlimited size. In fact, Argentum Backup is the first backup software program of its class to support the newest Zip64 extensions!

  • A new, ultra-fast backup engine.
  • Improvements and optimizations for removable media backups.
  • More accurate event logging.
  • Activation module fixes.
  • And more...

January 10, 2004

Argentum Backup 2.10 beta release is available for download.

January 4, 2004

We welcome you in the new year 2004! This time with a new product, MoodBook!

MoodBook is a tiny Windows utility that brings art to your desktop and sets a tone for your daily mood and emotions! With MoodBook your desktop looks like an art gallery changing art expositions either automatically, at regular time intervals, or manually, with a click. Each exposition has either a tranquil, neutral or vivid background and a picture of art in the center. Additionally, MoodBook is designed to help you control your sense and mind, set a tone for your mood, and adjust your mental state. First, abstract art pictures have a major impact on your perception. Second, the desktop background itself sets a tone for your mood, influencing deeply with the color. MoodBook is free!

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