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October 1, 2010

Argentum™ Backup 3. Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and Server.
Revolutionary 64-bit Backups For The Future!

(206) 337-1724
Argentum Corporation

Argentum announces version 3 of Argentum Backup, the fastest, easiest and smallest ergonomic backup software product available for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and Server. Argentum announces an important, principal innovation - full and native support for Zip64, new 64-bit extensions to Zip format, which is used as a standard, portable way to store personal and corporate backups, reliably and securely. Argentum Backup works in conjunction with WinZip 9, a world-famous Zip utility, to back up and restore valuable data on any Windows desktop or laptop, either at home or in the office.

In addition to supporting the original Zip file format, Argentum Backup 3 now supports the 64-bit extensions (Zip64) to the Zip file format, introduced with the release of original WinZip 9. The extended format lets everyone back up their data in huge Zip backup files of virtually unlimited size. The original Zip file format limited the number of member files in a Zip file to 65,535, and the maximum size of both the Zip file itself and any member item to 4 gigabytes. For all practical purposes, the 64-bit extended format eliminates all these restrictions. Argentum Backup 3 remains fully compatible with the original file format and uses the original Zip format whenever possible.

"One of the best things I like about Argentum Backup is that it simply creates a Zip file. It doesn't use a file format that may not be compatible with other machines or that requires software from the Iomega, etc." - said Fernand Ouellette, a long-time user of Argentum Backup from Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. "For example, if my home computer crashed and I was using Microsoft Backup for Windows 98, I couldn't open the files at work while my home computer was being repaired, since my PC at work uses Windows XP, which isn't compatible with Microsoft Backup for Windows 98. In short, I like the fact that it uses a format I can quickly open on any machine without trying to find and load software. Great, simple, intuitive product."

Other than that, Argentum Backup remains what it has always been, a quick and reliable backup solution for everyone. It was designed around and built for end users. A key design goal for the product was to ensure that users spend their time accomplishing their objectives, rather than worrying about or having to manage their software. Whether you are a small business user, a user in a larger organization, an administrator, or a user working from home, Argentum Backup is the essential tool to protect your productivity, to protect your files and folders.

  • Extremely intuitive and easy to use.
  • Extremely small, fast and reliable.
  • Simply creates Zip (or Zip64) files.
  • A rich set of smart backup templates.
  • Very competitive retail pricing options.

These are the top five key features that differentiate Argentum Backup from other backup software. A detailed explanation of what makes Argentum Backup different to other backup programs is available at:

Pricing and Availability

A 15-day evaluation copy of the program can be downloaded from http://www.argentuma.com/. Comprehensive information about Argentum Backup 3 is available at http://www.argentuma.com/backup/. A single-user license for Argentum Backup costs $25.00 USD and may be purchased securely online. Network, corporate and site licenses are available.

About Argentum

Founded in 1995, Argentum is a provider of ergonomic software solutions for both businesses and end users. Argentum products, MyFiles, Backup, Coolbase, and MoodBook, are distributed and supported worldwide. For more information on Argentum, please visit the company web-site at http://www.argentuma.com/ or download the company's media-kit.


(206) 337-1724
Argentum Corporation
Seattle, WA, USA


Dear editor,

We hope you'll consider reviewing Argentum Backup for your magazine or maybe place it into a small news block. Should you need a full version license for review, please don't hesitate to contact us. More important, we are willing to offer the readership of your magazine exclusive discounts, special and older builds of our software for free, anything else you may find attractive or appropriate. If you have any questions or comments regarding this press release, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

Argentum Corporation
Seattle, WA, USA


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