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What are people saying about Genie Timeline Professional

anthonyraynor I downloaded the home version from a few weeks ago.  It works very well with the ability to backup selected files or a preconfigured most likely files for backup situation.  Overall it has been a positive experience.  One thing to notice is that it appears to backup in a way that can be ready by windows explorer and not require the program to be installed if something happens to the program or the installed computer.  This may sound like a small item, but if your computer is stolen for example, you can read the files on another computer without timeline being installed. As with any option try it before you buy it.  I have one computer bakcing up to an external drive with it while the netbook can map to a folder on my windows home server for backup, both without difficulty.
Aug 16 2010 at 11:02am Copy Link
Keith Norton I have also been having a positive experience with Genie Timeline Home. The Professional edition offered here has encryption and scheduling options that Home lacks. I'm not sure those extra features are important to me, but Professional also can limit the drive space taken up by backups. My guess is that I am going to have to eventually do some housekeeping to delete older backups if I stick with the Home version. Professional can take care of that by itself.
Aug 16 2010 at 4:56pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel I also got the home edition via Giveawayoftheday. Just had an email today from Geniesoft, a new version is available which has the 'purge' function.
Aug 17 2010 at 12:39am Copy Link
Tomasz Lisowski Hmmm ... How does it compare to Cobian Backup, which is free?
Aug 17 2010 at 7:15pm Copy Link
anthonyraynor @ Kevin Irish

Did you apply the update?  Sometimes doing so will invalidate the giveawayoftheday license.
Aug 18 2010 at 2:23pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel T Raynor, I updated without thinking about that! It's still registered thank goodness.
Aug 19 2010 at 3:10am Copy Link
anthonyraynor Debating about purchasing the pro version as I have the home version from the giveawayoftheday offering?  I have Acronis True Image, but just really never liked it.  I already use Windows Home Server so most of these products aren't really necessary, but I use them as you can't have too many backups.   I am really interested in StorageCraft's ShadowProtect and CMS BounceBack Ultimate and don't want to keep spending money on software I won't use.  A simpler offering, but one that I really enjoy using is Altaro's Oops! Backup.  If it comes around again I highly recommend that as a file backup solution with versioning, although it doesn't include whole system backup.
Aug 19 2010 at 9:40am Copy Link
Frank Stephens I'm another person who received the Home version from GOTD.  I like the functionality better than Oops!Backup, but when I tried to recover a file, it failed.  Timeline appeared to have some kind of synchronization problem between what point-in-time it thought it had a copy of and what time it actually had a copy of.  Like others, I'll probably just use ShadowProtect and skip these partial and unreliable solutions.  Developers are forever adding features without focusing on reliability.
Aug 19 2010 at 5:47pm Copy Link
Genie Soft User Hello,
I strongly recommend to compare a couple of products before making a decision of this product.
So far I have used the older version from Genie Soft Backup Manager. This was a disappointing product. I do not know if it was due to complains but they changed the name of that product and removed the complained areas from the programming.

After installing their demo version, I was not clear if I should buy it. In the mean time and having heard my complains about their older product the company offered me a free update to their Timeline.

But actually they never send me the key. However I could not decide to buy it as the product did not reflect any clear and convincing advantage.

I bought the GoodSync from BitsDuJour Offer and am extremely satisfied. I see no advantage from Timeline.

Also many times, I simply use the Paragon Harddisk Manager to backup a complete partition which works like a charm. 40 Gigabyte gets copied in 15 minutes. So I use GoodSync if and only if I need to backup within less minutes.

hence compare first make up your mind with those possibilties and determine if there are any further advantages from Timeline. Only then take this offer but do not expect too much from the software of the HelpDesk.
Aug 20 2010 at 10:00am Copy Link
John Heidi I tried Genie Timeline Pro, and will buy it soon, not sure what people are talking about here, but i tried all the above backup software, honestly, I just want a backup to run in the back ground, i dont want something like Acronis, soo complicated, Timeline worked perfectly with me and I Managed to restore all files without any problem, and even so its backed up files saved in native format so i can access them without even Genie Timeline, I think Genie Timeline is not understood, Its like Anti virus but for data backup, you should not compare it to acronis and its not sync software, you just sit it and forget it, I always wanted a solution like this, i Checked Apple Time Machine, its nice, but lack many features, what i just needed is just a simple backup solution works in the back ground, no user  interaction at all,  no performance downgrade, and Genie Does that all, Plus i love the Purge feature , which will auto delete files when ur backup drive is full, also love the compression and encryption I think Genie Timeline is a perfect solution for People who likes a software like antivirus to protected their data, i don't have time to manage and run software and worry about scheduling 
Aug 21 2010 at 8:02pm Copy Link
Mark Hill I have a number of Genie Timeline Pro licenses and find that initial backups of drives take a considerable amount of time (20 hrs plus on external esata drives). Subsequent backups are relatively fast provided I setup system to continually update rather than lets say at the end off the day. As a software developer with a large number of constantly changing files my demands are far from typical. Never the less Timeline Pro should not be strugling as it is especially on high spec hardware.
More seriously I have also had synchronisation problems which are currently making me rethink my choice of backup.
I must admit that Timelines integration with Windows and low cpu demands makes me hope that the current problems can be resolved soon.
For those running Windows on Apple under Bootcamp the default settings are just wrong. You have to force it to not to try to backup up the Apple OS X partition.
Aug 23 2010 at 3:22am Copy Link
Genie Challenger I had the earlier version 8 before they developed Genie Timeline Pro. The earlier version was crashing with large backup sizes like more than a gigabyte. After complaining, the company offered a free upgrade to Genie Timeline, which I have not received until today. Repeated request did not help. I did not use it anymore and purchased GoodSync. The GoodSync has many more functions and it is not inferior product like the Genie Series.
Aug 24 2011 at 12:02am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale @Challenger, Have you used the new version, or are you just complaining about the very old version?
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 24 2011 at 6:41am Copy Link
Ingo M Still shows USD 59.95 instead of USD 44.96 for me. :-(
Aug 27 2011 at 5:05am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Ingo

Apologies, occasionally a vendor will make changes to these every-day deals without letting us know. That's what happened in this case.

The link should be working now, but note that the discount is slightly lower (20%).

Again, sorry about the confusion!

BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 27 2011 at 10:53am Copy Link
Genie Challenger Hello Nico Westerdale,

I have extensively used the old version and thereafter identified flaws in the software. Thereafter, I have installed the demo of the new version.
Sep 4 2011 at 3:00am Copy Link
Genie9 @Genie Challenger

Do you have any feedback on the new version?
Genie9 - Sep 4 2011 at 7:32am Copy Link
BitsDuJUser I agree - as a Genie Backup Professional User - all the negative reports of the products, the company and customer support.

I have tested their new product Genie Time line at the time when they launched.

After my dissatisfaction with them, I found GoodSync interesting, cheap, but not so fact.

I prefered to pay the same price, as the Genie Timeline Professional, $59.00 and have bought the Super Flexible File Syncroniser. This has many more features that Genie Timeline, when I compared to their product description

I strongly recommend users to buy Genie Timeline after thorough testing and installation before they purchase here.

Many purchase some products because it has suddenly appeared in the list of discounted ones.

You will realise that many features are required during operation and complex situations when you operate of configure it.

So; compare the Genie Timeline with Super Flexible File Syncroniser and identify what youits your requirements the best as they both will give you sufficient idea of good feature comparision.
Dec 25 2011 at 10:36pm Copy Link
Wally L Thanks for your 2 cents worth "mailing mailing"

There is really only 1 catch and that's that only 1 of the products is currently on a discounted promotion. A single user Super FFS is USD$59.90 and a Family pack covering up to 4 is USD$99.99

Personally I had never heard of Super FFS but I had heard of Genie.

For those interested in multiple license prices, I checked these out using the different promoted prices etc:

1x Genie=USD$29.97 but 1x SFFS=USD$59.90
2x Genie=USD$59.94($69.95 thru Genie) but 2x SFFS=USD$99.90*
5x Genie=USD$149.85($149.95) but 5xSFFS=USD$99.90

*: On the SFFS site if your want to buy multiple licenses it is cheaper to buy the Family Pack for $99.90 (which is a different ordering URL) than buy 2 thru 5 SFFS Single User prices which have no discount at all.

So the option is to try Genie and if I dont like it ask for a refund within 30 days.
Dec 26 2011 at 7:43am Copy Link
BitsDuJUser Hello Walter,

The pictures of what Genie could do are really attractive.

When you actually sit down to make backups, and configure them again and again, you may realise that the easiest way is to have a very fast syncronisation program.

And thats not what Genie is about.

After using it for a while, I saw that all those photos did not make any sense any more.

All the more LESS SENSE it now makes after I began to use the Super FFS.

Comparing how damn slow the Genie was and how super fast is Super FFS, I can only laugh today.

Look at the features and enormous possibilities in Sper FFS. Now I would never ever dream to buy anything else, when it now came to backup.

I am not convincing here against Genie but describing the pattern of work and experience how it develops and matures, through ones own practice. New users may find it attractive discounts but thats exactly the reason why discounts are there. For such people.

If there was any other program better than Super FFS, I would not buy it because it is just much more than necwssary.

More than copying a directory you do not want to do. Now Genie gives such a cosmetic approach and games of configuration, heavily designed to make people crazy. All that is just not necessary.

Buy a new hard drive instead of Genie and just make a duplicate of it, entirely with partition wizard, that cost you nothing. Invest in a physical hard drive and thats much better. Thats the only thing to do or go beyond Super FFS. No Genie...
Dec 26 2011 at 8:15am Copy Link
Michael R. Will there be an app for Android too in the next time?
Nov 8 2013 at 3:41am Copy Link
Ela S. Hallo BDJ,

There is a big problem with the conversion rate, when clicking on the "Buy now"-button:

The final price in US$ is shown 12.04 USD. When selecting the price in EURO, it is shown 21.72 EUR instead.

The US$/EURO exchange rate shouldn't be like this.

Can you please check this soon???
Nov 8 2013 at 5:53am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Ely S - The price in USD is correctly discounted by 83%. The total of $12.04 which you see is because of the $2.09 VAT (I assume you are from an European country where vat applies). $9.95 + $2.09 = $12.04

The problem does indeed happen when switching the currency from USD to EUR. In this case the discount is smaller. We've contacted the vendor to help us fix the issue as soon as possible.

Even after fixing the issue for the EUR currency, if you are from an European country you will still have the VAT added to your purchase.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 8 2013 at 6:16am Copy Link
Ela S. Thanks for this big deal - purchased it in US$ already ;-) Genie Timeline is an excellent realtime backup program, which I have used in version 3 so far.

Once installed and set up, it makes its job in the background - silently and safely - without any further intervention needed. Once the PC crashes, the Genie Timeline backups can be easily accessed without any program needed.

Using Genie Timeline for ongoing backups on an external USB drive, Acronis True Image for full weekly backups, and Cobian for special backup tasks, this makes the user feeling really safe.
Nov 8 2013 at 7:47am Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen I have used Genie Timeline for continues backup and it has indeed helped me, it is kind of automatic version system. As it stores many small files it would be better to have a simple external USB or eSATA drive as the target. I used a NAS unit with RAID 5 and it was not a good idea.
Nov 8 2013 at 9:51am Copy Link
Matt Hello.

1. Is this version (Genie Timeline 4 Pro), the same as 'Genie Timeline 2013 Pro' ?

2. When is a '2014' version expected to release?

3. If 2014 releases sometime within the next three months, will the upgrade to 2014 be free (as stated in the 'Fine Print')?

Thank you.
Nov 8 2013 at 1:15pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Ely S - the 83% discount is now available when changing the currency to EURO or to any other currency.
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 8 2013 at 1:16pm Copy Link
MojoMan Can this be used with cloud backup storage... ie Zoolz ?
Nov 8 2013 at 2:06pm Copy Link
xCurt I am offended by your use of the sentence a lifetime of protection. How dare you make me think this is a lifetime key, when in fact the free upgrade period merely is 3 months?!!
Nov 8 2013 at 11:39pm Copy Link
SamT The Features state: "Download available for: Windows XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit)" This seems a little obsolete to be an actual offer!

Is this up to date? I suppose the program is running on Win10 too!
Feb 18 2016 at 6:31pm Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen I have used GTL many years and I have like it. I like specially that it saves different versions of a file. What I do not like is the pricing system. they do not have upgrade pricing. They have special offers quite often, but this is confusing system.

Even the older version 2014 works with Win10, so that is not a problem. I have not updated to 2015 as I have been hoping to see 2016 version, but nowhere is any hints about it.

Has anybody used this offer to buy 3 PC license, I wonder if there is extra discount?
Feb 19 2016 at 1:02am Copy Link
Ela S. Just to confirm: Even version 2013 still works very well from Win 7 up to Win 10.

Using GTL for daily backups without any performance loss - excellent program running in the background you only notice when need be.

Using Acronis True Image for the big weekly backups - taking hours, don't like it any longer - but operating for years with *.tib-images, there is no real choice to shift to another program.

So running both programs on separate HDDs, and backups are no more big issue.
Feb 19 2016 at 5:59am Copy Link
Rich OBrien I'm very happy to learn of Genie Timeline Pro and to buy it for 67% off. Once again, thank you BitsDuJour for helping me to find software I will be using from now on, all day, every day. I use Scheduled Backups within Casper by Future Systems Solutions to clone bootable copies of my Windows drive and my data drives about seven times a day, but that's still not frequent enough. I recently spent a lot of time collecting numbers and struggling to get every number into place using decimal tabs only to not be able to find that document which I was sure I had carefully saved. After learning of Syncovery from BitsDuJour, I've been using Syncovery to do real time backups which can run in the background using Windows Shadow Copy. But Syncovery takes more than 3 steps to set up and Syncovery must be set up to backup specific files or folders while it seems Genie Timeline Pro is intended to continuously keep every file on entire drives backed up in real time. I went looking for reviews and found that in 2014 Genie Timeline Pro was rated best of 11 continuous data backup programs http://continuous-data-ba...eview.html
This same review site also reviewed disk-imaging software. Casper, the best disk imaging software, is missing from their list of 10. Casper is the only one that clones a Windows image that I've been able to actually boot up. Their list of 10 disk imaging programs includes a number I've never seen before. I'm interested in taking a further look.
Feb 19 2016 at 8:28am Copy Link
Peter User The reviews I read for Timeline Pro were fairly positive
Feb 19 2016 at 8:58am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @SamT,

Thank you for taking the time to review Genie Timeline (GTL).

We assure you that version 2015 GTL is fully compatible with Windows 10. Please feel free to try it out now.

If you face any issue, you can contact the Technical Support from:
Genie9 - Feb 19 2016 at 10:48am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @Kimmo Lahtinen,

Thank you for taking the time to review Genie Timeline (GTL).

We would like to inform you that we are working on version 2016, and that it will be released soon. If you are a Windows 10 user, we highly recommend that you upgrade, as any version older than 2015 is not fully compatible with Windows 10.

We do offer upgrade pricing. Please feel free to use the following page:
Genie9 - Feb 19 2016 at 10:53am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @Ela S.

Thank you for taking the time to review Genie Timeline (GTL).

We are glad to hear that you like GTL. However, if you are a Windows 10 user, we highly recommend that you upgrade, as any version older than 2015 is not fully compatible with Windows 10.
Genie9 - Feb 19 2016 at 10:57am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @Rich OBrien,

Thank you for taking the time to review Genie Timeline (GTL). We are glad to hear that you like it :)
Genie9 - Feb 19 2016 at 10:59am Copy Link
J Hello,

Here are the release notes on GTP from their website:

Release Notes for Genie Timeline Pro 2015

Check out what's new in the latest version of Genie Timeline. As always, you're encouraged to tell us what you think using this feedback form

December 17, 2013 - Genie Timeline

Initial release.

Apparently, GTP hasn't been updated for some time or their website hasn't been updated.

It would be nice if a Genie representative could respond.

Feb 19 2016 at 11:35am Copy Link
Matt Hi Genie9,

Do you think GTL 2016 will be released before the 3-month update window expires?

You said:

"We would like to inform you that we are working on version 2016, and that it will be released soon."

Thank you.
Feb 19 2016 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 20 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Mark Cohen @Matt In answer to a question on their Facebook page earlier this month, they have said "GTL will be released early next month"
Feb 20 2016 at 8:48am Copy Link
Hector F Rucinque Hello,

Just one question to make sure how safe is your app in terms of protecting my data. Where is the back-up stored? Are my back up files stored on the cloud?
H.F. Rucinque
Feb 20 2016 at 8:48am Copy Link
Patrocle Misu So can i do an exact image with this and transfer to new Ssd? All the files included the programs with .exe?

Feb 20 2016 at 8:49am Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen I use external USB drive to store the backup files, the program tolerates quite nicely even if the drive is not available.

GTL is mainly file by file backup program and very good at it.
Feb 20 2016 at 9:08am Copy Link
Matt Hi Mark,

Great! Thanks for the good news!

I'm glad I made the purchase then.
Feb 20 2016 at 9:10am Copy Link
Zeid User Hello @J

Please accept our deep apology for any inconvenience this has caused you. You are right, the Release Notes for Genie Timeline have not been updated. We will make sure to rectify this once version 2016 is released.
Feb 21 2016 at 12:54am Copy Link
Patrocle Misu @Zeid User, Thanks for that info.

Well the price went up. If they honor the price that was before here i may get a copy, but because Genie9 have no response here time run out.
Feb 21 2016 at 6:08am Copy Link
Robert User Issue 1:
After reading through the available online help, and using the program, I do not see how to do one very important thing. Cancel totally a backup, as in remove the entire profile for that job. The program only allows one job profile at a time. but it insists on keeping whatever job the user has specified last.

The user can pause an existing backup, but that is all, short of installing the program. In the settings, there is no way to not run it at any time in the future. The schedule can be one of three choices: 1) decided by GTB, 2) at an interval (from 3 min to a day), or 3) pick a day and time to run (Day of week, and a start and end time). There is no choice to eliminate the job entirely.

In my case, I have decided to use a different program for the time being, and I need the space and resources this program would use. When I add an extra external hard drive, I would then return to this program.

This is the first time seeing a program operate like this. In an attempt to keep things simple, they left out one important feature.

Issue 2:
A second issue is the choices of files to select for a backup. There is no simple way to select a directory and its sub-directories as the source files.

Issue 3:
Each attempt to create a new backup, changes the default backup folder by adding a number at the end. _Genie Timeline becomes _Genie Timeline(1), even if the first backup will never run. If no new backup profile is created, but another one is attempted, _Genie Timeline(1) becomes _Genie Timeline(2). An attempt to rename _Genie Timeline(1) to _Genie Timeline caused the program to reject the change, insisting that directory already exists, although it does not on the disk. I finally allowed the program to back up the desktop to see what happens. _Genie Timeline(1) was created but is totally empty. _Genie Timeline has one file (bootmx.dat) but it will never be used since I created a different backup profile.

I probably will not find many other errors with this program, because there are better solutions.
Oct 15 2016 at 4:10pm Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson Nice program! Another success for BDJ.

One thing that is concerning though is the phrase in the receipt that reads "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for 1 month. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will be discounted"

Only for ONE MONTH? Seriously???

--- Weerz
Oct 16 2016 at 1:54am Copy Link
Gerard User Is there any way to enter a UK VAT id when purchasing licence's.
I have checked out both the credit card and Paypal methods but cannot find a way.

Best Regards
Oct 16 2016 at 1:55am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Gerard User, This promotion runs with the BitsDuJour e-Commerce which does not have a VAT ID field.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 16 2016 at 2:35am Copy Link
Garry Camps whats changed since 2015
Oct 16 2016 at 3:53am Copy Link
Genie9 Dear Robert User,

Regarding your concerns; please find our comments below:

Issue 1: Genie Timeline (GTL) is designed to run the backup continuously. So, to cancel the backup without starting a new one instead of it, you will need to temporarily uninstall GTL. You can install it back at anytime.

Issue 2: You can simply select to backup cerian directories with all their sub-directories, by opening GTL ? Manage Backup ? Modify Data Selection ? Go to the "My Computer" tab ? Select the wanted directories ? Save.

Issue 3: Yes, every time you start a new backup, GTL will create a new _Genie Timeline folder in the destination drive. It is very important that you do not try to rename this folder, as doing this will break the consistency of the backup. Since you are having technical issue here, please feel free to contact the support at:
Genie9 - Oct 16 2016 at 4:47am Copy Link
User1 What has changed since 2015?
Oct 16 2016 at 6:56am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho This program works very efficiently. I bought a few years ago. It has saved me from losing a number of important files. I recommend.
Oct 16 2016 at 7:07am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber Does this version (or my lastly purchased one v6) allow to save backups into the net (cloud (e.g. Zoolz), ftp)?
Aug 27 2017 at 5:04am Copy Link
Garry Camps in your fine print you say that upgrades are free for 1 month, what happens if a patch or minor update is released after 1 month does that need payment or is it free
Aug 27 2017 at 5:07am Copy Link
Jeroen Heijster "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for 1 month. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will be discounted." That's really short..
Mar 1 at 2:31am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello Jeroen,

Regarding your inquiry, please know that the license we are distributing currently are GTL 2017, If the newest version comes out within a month of purchase you will receive the newest version. If new version comes out after a month, you will have to pay to get the newest version.

If you have any further inquires, we can be contacted at,

Genie9 - Mar 1 at 4:49am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Highly recommended.
I bought in an offer about 2 years ago and I can say that the program works very well and has great support.
Mar 1 at 8:01am Copy Link
Bob Bacle Like Jeroen said - that is really a very short time to get any new upgrades. I would think it would at least be 6 months or a year.
Doesn't sound good at all to me.
Mar 1 at 8:01am Copy Link
Michael R. If I would like to make my backup to a certain usb-stick, will GTB request this stick or abort with an error, if it is not available on an usb-port?
Mar 1 at 8:11am Copy Link
David Drane Jeroen, I have the software and had the previous version too. They only appear to give one product update a year. I havent seen any interim versions throughout the year. it is the current version and that was the same as launch back in April 2017. I suspect we are due the 2018 version soon as its this time of year it normally appears.

I like the software and it does back up and version as it says.. Only niggle is that on recent versions of windows 10, the system tray icon often doesn't appear but is showing in the task manager as running. However, when that happens, the backup is not actually running as it fails to back anything up (you have to go to task manager, end the task and then re-run it). So, you have to keep an eye on it.
Mar 1 at 11:29am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 2 at 12:11am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello All,

Thanks for all the comments and feedback.

There is no official news whether a new Genie Timeline version will be added anytime soon.

For further information on how the backup takes place, contact us at

We also have a technical support team that will be more than happy to help out at

Genie9 - Mar 2 at 12:00pm Copy Link
MBe Is this like Acronis True Image? Can it recover my entire system?
Mar 2 at 1:31pm Copy Link
Peter Martin I tried the program but the arrow disappears when encryption is checked. I could not go forward with an encrypted backup
Apr 13 at 5:54pm Copy Link
disenchanted Will the multiple or family licenses [3 and 5 users] also be on this sale?
Apr 14 at 2:08am Copy Link
H. H. @developer
I´m not quite sure, but I think there has been an issue regarding using genie timeline on multi-partitions /multi-disks - pcs with more than 1 windows installation and using boot managers. that´s certainly some years ago.

So please tell me if there can be any unwanted interaction between genie-timeline, boot managers, multi os-partitions / disks
thank you for clarifying in advance
Apr 14 at 2:46am Copy Link
MBe what is new to v8?
May 31 at 8:13am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Is there a lifetime version?
Jul 24 at 10:55am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @Nelson Carvalho,

Kindly note that the minor updates of Genie Timeline are by default free.

If you want to get the major update for free too, then you can subscribe to the
Lifetime Upgrades (Yearly subscription), by adding this option to your cart upon purchasing Genie Timeline. This way, you will get free lifetime upgrades for every major new version of the product (2015, 2016...) for a marginal yearly fee.
Genie9 - Jul 26 at 5:49am Copy Link
carl thorpe @Genie9 - I do not see a yearly upgrade subscription offer when I go to purchase this deal. Is that something I need to purchase after the fact? If so, how much is it?
Jul 27 at 1:18pm Copy Link
wts I bought v8 Pro from an offer on BitsDuJour on 3/3/18. I saw on your site the following: Release Notes for Genie Timeline Pro 10 April 1, 2018 - Genie Timeline Since this was within the month of my purchase, how do I get the upgrade? Your upgrade process indicated $44 when I input my registration key - not very helpful. Also, I didn't find your upgrade subscription offer on your site. Thank you for your response.
Jul 28 at 3:00am Copy Link
Ali Ahmad The backup is on cloud?
Jul 28 at 5:01am Copy Link
carl thorpe @Genie9 - Can we get an answer regarding the lifetime updates subscription?
Jul 28 at 9:11am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @carl thorpe, The vendor was quick to reply to our emails when we set up the promotion. I believe the most likely reason he didn't reply yet to your ticket or comments on the promotion page is because of the week-end.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 28 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Essential tool for data rescue. It works perfectly. I have been using it for years and it has helped me a lot to recover lost data.
Nov 28 at 9:17am Copy Link
misho When you try to check-out, the price becomes $25 instead of $11.99 as a 2-year service is added, with no ability to remove it.

How can we get the advertised price of $11.99?
Nov 28 at 9:20am Copy Link
Thomas of Genie9 @Nelson Carvalho: We're very glad to hear that your experience with our product was fantastic =)
Nov 28 at 9:59am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 29 at 12:11am Copy Link
d adams I had a similar experience with misho, except more expensive. And now they have agreed to extend the "deal" another day? Great news for them, not so great for us.
Nov 29 at 2:51am Copy Link
Jeff User @misho & @d adams -- It appears you just have to click the trashcan next to the 2 year service option to remove it. I haven't purchased yet, but using Chrome on Windows 10 there is an option to just remove the added service contract before purchase.
Nov 29 at 3:56am Copy Link
misho I tried both Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers and there is no trashcan next to the 2 Years extended support ($14). It has a disabled fixed value of 1. I am giving up on this one.
Nov 29 at 11:35am Copy Link
Zoolz @d adams, you can easily remove any adds-on. Just click the trashcan next to the 2 year service option to remove it.
Nov 29 at 11:35am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 30 at 12:11am Copy Link
d adams @ Jeff User @Zoolz. Thank you for your input. But I already tried that. The main issue is the price is not $11.99. With or without the two year service option.
Nov 30 at 5:04am Copy Link
Jeff User That is strange. I just tested it again. I deleted the 2 year service and put in the given discount code of CYBER80 and it dropped the price down to 11.99 from 59.95.
Nov 30 at 10:02am Copy Link
R W What are the main differences between Professional 10 and Home 10?

Will both of them back up a file at the same moment that it is saved, or only at a set time?
Nov 30 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @R W,

Please feel free to check out the following comparison:

With the Pro edition of GTL, you can set the backup to run every three (3) minutes. This way, you will make sure your files will get backed up as soon as you save them. With the Home edition, you can do this once every 30 minutes.
Genie9 - Dec 1 at 4:53am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 2 at 12:11am Copy Link
Lazar Voin Why DO YOU FORCE the EXTENDED 2 Years so I have to Pay $25 instead of $12? Where is the Option to CUT the Support? Tried to buy yesterday and same issue. Get REAL people if I need support for a Backup Program I will ASK for IT!
Dec 3 at 5:39am Copy Link
Peter User A pity, thatI have to pay for this software at the and $27
Dec 3 at 11:50am Copy Link
Robert Smith Is there a limit on the number of copies I can purchase at this price?
Tuesday at 4:51am Copy Link
Genie9 @Peter User, please try to open the deal link in an Incognito browsing mode (Private mode). You will then be able to remove the extra add-ons, such as the 2 Years Extended Support.
Genie9 - Tuesday at 7:45am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello Robert,

Please know that you can purchase as many licenses you wish, each license can only be linked to one machine.

Contact us at or for further assistance.

Genie9 - Tuesday at 10:21am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @Robert Smith,

No, there is no limit.
Genie9 - Tuesday at 10:21am Copy Link
Robert Smith Thank you! Just placed an order for 15 licenses for my company!
Tuesday at 11:14am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Wednesday at 12:11am Copy Link
Peter User I tried again. Now I have to pay $30..... Not the same as 11.99
Wednesday at 4:42am Copy Link
Amit I have some really important queries for the genie timeline pro version, please take the time and be kind to answer them all clearly - This would clarify a lot about the software to others as well as I ask here about the product -

1. I want to conserve disk space when using this software. So will it PREVENT making copies of large files such as video files and whatever files I specify by size or fileformat ? I mean only 1 copy should be made of such specified files, while rest of the normal files backed up in multiple versions ?

2. Is this pro software has same imaging software having same fully featured capabilities of making system images and restoring bootable images of system partition, Just like macrium reflect etc. or this is Just a file backup software ?

3. Is pro version compatible with macrium, aoemi backupper and other softwares too as minitool shadowmaker all of them ?

4. Does this pro version work as a file/folder/partition sync software too, with both source and destination folders/partitions/harddrives synced ?

5. Is there CONTINOUS AUTOMATIC DETECTION of file changes and when detected, files are backed up instantly and automatically as soon there is ANY CHANGE ? I mean will all the files get backed up instantly even when they were modified only 1 minute before. And this process would be automatic and continous ? without requiring manual or scheduled backup to run manually or by like - every-1hour backup schedule ?

6. ALSO - FOR FILE/FOLDER/PARTITION SYNCING - I really would like clarification, same as above - THAT -
Is there CONTINOUS AUTOMATIC DETECTION of file changes and when detected, files are SYNCED up instantly and automatically as soon there is ANY CHANGE ? I mean will all the files get SYNCED up instantly even when they were modified only 1 minute before. And this process would be automatic and continous ? without requiring manual or scheduled SYNC to run manually or by like - every-1hour SYNC schedule ?

7. And very important - are DATES OF ALL source and destination FILES AND FOLDERS kept SAME - in synced FILES/FOLDERS/PARTITIONS ?

8. And similar as above question, are dates of all files kept same, when backing up too ( Note - above question was for syncing files, folders, partitions etc., and this one is for backed up files ).

9. Can I limit the number of versions to backup for specified medium-sized files ?

10. Can I also limit somewhere in options etc. of the pro software to limit the maximum number of versions backed up of ALL the backed up files ? As I want to conserve hard disk space of backups ?

Really thanks if you answer all of these questions.
Wednesday at 1:49pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Thursday at 12:11am Copy Link
Genie9 @Amit

1. Retaining file versions for files according to the size is not available, however Genie Timeline will conserve space by deleting old versions automatically for files after the backup drive starts to fill up.

2. Yes, GTL has a Disaster Recovery feature in case of system drive failures

3. If you are talking about affinity, there should not be any problems running GTL with these other softwares

4. This is mainly a backup solution and does not sync your files. Whatever changes you do to the backup files it do not replicate on the original files.

5. Yes, this feature exists and can be set to run each three minutes as minimum.

6. As mentioned before, this is automatic and can be set according to your wish.

7. Original files along with their attributes do not get modified at any circumstances.

8. As above, nothing is changed.

9. Settings file retention settings according to file sizes is not available yet.

10. GTL will delete old versions automatically and also you can limit the versions age to be kept. Let's say versions older than 15 days are automatically deleted. You can also limit the backup size so GTL will start deleting old version when reaching close to the limit.

Please write back if you believe we missed any of your queries.
Genie9 - Thursday at 12:51am Copy Link
Peter User still $30 at the end
Thursday at 9:48am Copy Link
Amit @ Peter user, try the incognito method mentioned in comment by genie9 above, it comes to $11.99 only + tax.

@ Genie9, thanks a lot for taking out your time in answering such long queries. Some things are still not clear though, please also tell about them -

1. I am interested in purchasing lifetime upgrades as mentioned on order page, but in the lif upg on order page, its written as - "Lifetime Upgrades Timeline 2015 Pro (Yearly) for $20". The YEARLY term mentioned is causing the confusion. I want to ask, if I want lifetime upgrades, what will be the additional cost other than $11.99 - will it be a ONLY ONETIMECOST of $20 or would it be any every year cost of like $20 or so ?

2. Is there a history webpage for releases ? and when is next maJor release to be ?

3. If there is no modification of a file, like in video files - then the software should not Just keep making multiple copies of the file. Means the software should make multiple backed up version copies of only modified files and not unmodified files. Is this correct ?

4. If I restore a file from the backup, then would the restored file have the same dates - creation date + modification date + accessed date - as that of the original file ?

5. I have to know FOR DATES OF RESTORED FILES - Say for a word/text document file in D:/myfiles, having originally creation date of 1 June 2018 and modification date of 2 June 2018 and accessed date of 3 June 2018 -
a) When I restore this file on 9 Sep 2018, from its backed up version, backed up on 4 June 2018, WHEN THE FILE IS RESTORED TO a different folder ( E:/restoredfiles-01 ), will it have the same dates as the dates of the file which were at the time of backup on 4 June ? Means, would the restored file have the dates - creation date as 1 June 2018 and mod. date as 2 June and accessed date as 3 June 2018 ?
b) And if this file is LATER modified on 6 August and accessed on 7 August. Then when I restore this file on 11 Sep 2018, from its backed up version, backed up on 8 August 2018, will the file RESTORED TO a different folder ( E:/restoredfiles-02 ), will have the same dates as the dates of the file which were at the time of backup on 8 Aug ? Means, would the restored file have the dates - creation date as 1 June 2018 and mod. date as 6 Aug and accessed date as 7 Aug 2018 ?

6. Do you take feature addition requests and add them into upcoming release ?

7. Like I have a feature request that would give users more control on backups, other than age and hard drive space remaining of backup location -
I would request - Settings per size ie. options to limit no. of backed up versions OF BIG AND MEDIUM SIZED FILES - like option to keep only 2-3 backed up version copies of files bigger than a specified size, and much more backed up version copies for all other files.

Sorry again for the long queries, but really need to know about these in genie pro. Thanks too for your answers.
Thursday at 3:28pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Friday at 12:11am Copy Link
Peter User In private mode stil $27. Thanks.
Friday at 11:16am Copy Link
Lu Pus I have an older giveaway version (2013 v4.0.5) and bought this license now, but how do I add it to my installed program?
It has the giveaway key and there's no button to remove it. I don't want to deinstall the tool - did too many individual settings there.

Can I download the current trial and install it over my 2013 version and add the new license? Will it keep my settings?

My OS: Windows 7 home prem 64bit
Friday at 11:17am Copy Link
Robert Smith Lu Pus, I can say that I was able to install the latest trial over my existing installations of v2015 and it retained all backup jobs with no problem. Just had to enter the new key.
Friday at 12:20pm Copy Link
Lazar Voin As this company rejects my comments, I hope this one will pass. If you need a good Backup just get the Zools- Cloud Backup ++; (have the latest GenieX) included and 1TB of space for the same price as only GenieX!
Friday at 12:20pm Copy Link
Lu Pus Thanks Robert, did so and worked. =)

You need to click on the recycle bin symbol to delete the extra support. Those years cost extra. Then the price will go down.
I used Chrome, normally. Though it was an empty portable version and not my default browser.
Friday at 2:36pm Copy Link
Peter Rip Using Firefox Browser there is no recycle bin symbol to delete the extra support.
Therefore an other browser should be used to deselect the extra support.
Friday at 4:05pm Copy Link
Lazar Voin After a week finally, I got it working by using "Microsoft Edge!"
The site uses Javascript, removed by "Google Chrome!" browser so you do not see the "Trash Can!" to the right of quantity! By using the MS Edge Browser you can see them and junk the numbers of years or number of licenses! Too bad the site could not help with this. I hope it will help some of the buyers!
Friday at 4:11pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Saturday at 12:11am Copy Link
Lu Pus I used Google Chrome oO Version 70.0
Maybe you have a scriptblocker on yours. Mine has nothing.

I have one on my Firefox browser because is it my default one. That's why I use an empty Chrome browser for stuff that may need everything enabled.
Saturday at 2:01am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Hello

I'm currently using Timeline Pro 2017. On your web page I cannot see a changelog. What is new in version 10?

Saturday at 4:09am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Genie9 has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Yesterday at 12:11am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @Amit,

1. To get the lifetime upgrade, you should pay $20 on yearly basis (Not one time payment). As long as you are paying those $20, you will get a license key for any new GTL version we will be releasing in the future.

2. No, there is no history web page for GTL releases or when is next major release will be. However, you can always check what is new in each new GTL version here:

3. Yes, GTL makes multiple backed up version copies of only modified files.

4 & 5. By restoring a file from the backup, the creation date and the modification date will be preserved (Exact dates as the originally backed up file), but not the access date. You can test this out by downloading the trial edition of GTL.

6 & 7. Sure, we do. Your requested feature will find its way to the specialized department. Hope it will be implemented in the next releases.
Genie9 - Yesterday at 1:12am Copy Link
Genie9 Hello @Peter Gabriel,

Please feel free to check the following page:
Genie9 - Yesterday at 1:15am Copy Link

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