It was with my new laptop that I got the chance to use the new Windows 8 and I think I have already started liking it. I like the Windows 8 UI and the app tiles feature and even though my laptop is not a touch screen, it appealed to me more than the earlier Windows versions. One of the many things that I liked about Win 8 was the apps.
The Windows 8 apps are so easy and so useful that I like using them on a regular basis. I have also customized the apps as per my needs. If you are also using Windows 8 and have customized the apps as per your settings, then this article will help you in backing them up.
There might be time when you wish to reinstall the OS or just restore the app, but if you don’t have a backup that time, then you will surely loose your data and settings. Here is a simple tool called Windows 8 Apps Data Backup that will help you in this regard. There might be certain apps that you have downloaded and installed from the Windows Store.
Windows 8 Apps Data Backup is a simple utility that can be used to backup as well as restore the apps installed on your system and that too in just a click. When you run this app, you will be presented with two buttons Backup and Restore. When you click Backup all the apps will be listed below, which you can select manually to backup. Later you will be asked to save the backup as it is or as a zip archive to save space. This is important to close the app before backing it up else it might not back up completely.
Restoring the app data and setting is also easy, all you have to do is just run this tool, click the Restore button and select the apps from the list again to restore the data. There is one thing that you need to keep in mind at this time that the apps to be restored should be already installed in the system.
The tool works great on both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 8.