How to backup and restore Windows 8 apps data

Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft has introduced a new way aka Windows app store to download applications on Windows PCs and tablets. These Application store a certain amount of data like music playlist or game progress, when they are used and there may be a situation when you need to reinstall Windows but don’t want to loose your app data while formatting the windows.

Windows 8 Apps Data Backup: backup and restore Windows 8 apps data

That’s where Windows 8 Apps Data Backup can prove handy. With Windows 8 Apps Data Backup you can make a backup of some or all the internal applications, when you want to format your system.

Requirements:  The only requirement to use this program is the installation of .NET Framework 4.5 on your system.

Data Backup

  • Make sure that you have closed all the applications before running Windows 8 Apps Data Backup (The program will advise you to close any running application that you want to backup).
  • Click on the Backup to display the list of all installed applications afterwards you can select all the application you wish to backup.
  • After that the program will ask you if you want to zip up: answer Yes or No according to your needs.
  • Choose a local directory where you want to save backup data, you will see a confirmation message after the backup is complete.

Data Recovery

  • Reinstall all the apps from the windows store.
  • Close all the open applications and run Windows 8 Apps Data Backup.
  • Click on the Restore, you will be asked to either select a zip file or the backup folder.
  • The program will display you the list of the apps in the backup and afterwards you can to restore some or all the apps.

Note: 100% data recovery is not guaranteed.

Also Read: Best Free Data Backup Software For Window and Mac

Overall, Windows 8 Apps Data Backup (Download) is a easy to use program and can prove quite handy in case of formatting.(via)