CloneApp is a free portable tool which can back up and restore application settings. This could be very convenient if you're reinstalling or migrating your system, as you can easily restore your application's configuration.
Run the program as an administrator, and a list of supported applications appear on the left. There are approaching 150, including plenty of big names: 7-Zip, Photoshop, Adobe Reader, Avast Free Antivirus, BlueStacks, Classic Shell, Gimp, Google Chrome, Google Earth, IrfanView, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2010/ 2013, VLC Media Player, and a pile of Windows settings (Favorites, Contacts, Network folder settings, Start Menu and more).
The idea is that you select the applications you'd like to back up (or click "Select Installed" to run a full backup), then click "Start CloneApp" and watch as the files, folders and Registry keys are backed up.
By default the data is saved to a CloneApp folder. If you're saving the data as a backup then you may want to change that - click Options for the relevant setting.
You'll quickly figure out how to restore your settings (select the target applications and click Restore).
If you like the idea, CloneApp can be extended with "plug-ins", plain text files which define exactly which files, folders and Registry keys the program should preserve.
Version 1.20.812 brings (ChangeLog):
- Optimized Detection Mode of Installed Apps (detected Apps are logged in Status windows during detection)
- Removed Contextmenu "List selected" (entry "mnuListPlugs" can be removed from localizatzion)
- Optimized support for Paint.NET
- Update Copyright Info
- Minor UI Improvements
CloneApp is a smart and simple backup tool which could save you a lot of time when migrating your software or reinstalling Windows.