BackupLoupe
BackupLoupe
3.0.6

4.3

BackupLoupe free download for Mac

BackupLoupe3.0.6

14 August 2020

Analyze, browse, and restore Time Machine backups.

Overview

BackupLoupe is your Swiss Army Knife for Time Machine. See which files have been backed up and which ones take up the most space. Quickly locate files and restore them via drag-and-drop. Never run out of space, because BackupLoupe will predict when your backup drive is likely to fill up.

Features:
  • Quickly identify the items which take up the most space
  • History: Show how many versions of an item are available and when they were saved; quick navigation between versions
  • Integration with other applications via system services: click on an item in Finder to find all its revisions
  • Drag-and-drop restore items to any location
  • Finder / Path Finder integration (Reveal, Info)
  • QuickLook support
  • Provides extensive statistics about backups
  • Instant identification of file type while browsing
  • Open files directly without restoring them first
  • Browse backups while the backup device is not connected
  • Exclude items from future backups on the fly (without opening TM preferences)
  • Handles multiple Time Machine disks

What's new in BackupLoupe

Version 3.0.6:
New
  • New UI centered around machines, not backup devices; All snapshots belonging to a machine are listed in chronological order, no matter where they are stored
  • Integrated Disk Manager allows for mounting of network backup filesystems from within the application
  • Immediately shows approximate size of snapshot. No indexing required.
  • Reduced size of caches by ~80%
  • Entire snapshots may now be removed from withing BackupLoupe
  • Improved History View with support for QuickLook drag&drop restore
  • Still recognizes machines and volumes after they have been renamed
  • Proper handling of volumes sharing the same name
  • Shared caches for users with admin privileges

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How would you rate BackupLoupe app?

31 Reviews of BackupLoupe

5
Warmfuzzygecko
21 April 2020
Version: 2.16.2

Most helpful

BackupLoupe has been indispensable for tracking what Time Machine has been backing up. It has shown why my Time Machine backup drive has been filling quickly.
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5
Warmfuzzygecko
21 April 2020
Version: 2.16.2
BackupLoupe has been indispensable for tracking what Time Machine has been backing up. It has shown why my Time Machine backup drive has been filling quickly.
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marc-130
20 December 2019
Version: 2.16.2
Installed the trial. Three levels on the trial does not seem sufficient to evaluate the product. But anyway Time Machine would not backup thereafter, so uninstalled.
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5
ISKOTB
02 July 2019
Version: 2.15
I recently switched Macbooks and I couldn't get all my data back from TM to the new laptop so I contacted Apple support and they said what I got is what it is there is nothing else that the tech can do. luckily I ran across BL and I loved how I could view my TM backups real "easy", select which data I want to restore back and off course nothing is easy these days, I had some issues and Robby handed it all for just $15!!!!
Thank You!!!!
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0.5
YHC
02 July 2018
Version: 2.13.6
I really HATE this developer's Attitude. Recently, I found the following: After Time Machine Backup was completed, my external hard drive was still running (the indicator light on my external hard drive was shining as well), and I cannot unmount my external hard drive. Finally, I found this app are working in the background WITHOUT LAUNCHING IT, so I told the developer that hope he can tell users about this when they are trying to unmount their hard drive, The following is his reply; you guys can judge it by yourself. --- By default BackupLoupe scans only with the GUI open. If desired the user can configure BackupLoupe to scan in the background without user intervention. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. --- It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. --- I really HATE this developer's Attitude. Please judge it by yourself.
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5
Mecanique
21 November 2017
Version: 2.13.1
Had problems indexing at first. Got an immediate response from the developer and followup. Now works well.
(5)
5
nevneale
20 May 2017
Version: 2.9.4
Excellent product - Easy to use and extremely useful - well worth the money.
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5
Conflict
01 May 2016
Version: 2.9.2
Just bought this app after looking at a competitor product, that was 3 times the cost and in the process discovered that they charged 2/3 of the purchase cost for an upgrade. When I received my purchase email, I was pleasantly surprised. I am glad to be able to support this app and any further development :)
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5
Cortig
25 April 2016
Version: 2.9.2
Very convenient tool! After indexing the backups, it made monitoring what was taking place in the background a breeze.
(5)
4
MichaelHaeusler
01 November 2015
Version: 2.8.3
El Capitan 10.11.1: when indexing all your Time Machine backups at the beginning, the app tends to crash often. When finished, it seems stable. (The documentation could be better: e.g. some indexed TM backup states are in italics, and I couldn't find out, why that is the case.) All in all, it works, whereas restoring apps isn't too intuitive, but it's still great.
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xvi
16 April 2015
Version: 2.7
Great support! BackupLoupe 2.7 crashed on my Mac. Albeit an unsupported configuration, in less than 24 hours I received a 2.7.1DP2 preview that corrected this issue and worked flawlessly. Few customer supports react as fast as they did.
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5
Tomq
23 December 2014
Version: 2.6
Excellent. I use BackupLoupe mainly to search for files that Time Machine backed up that take up too much space and that I do not need backed up. This helps prevent my backup drive from filling up too quickly unnecessarily. Program well maintained with updates. Have used it for many years. Great!
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5
June8
26 May 2013
Version: 2.3.5
I use this utility since approx. 3 years. It was always very helpful for me. My decision not changed: Much better that its high priced competitor. Developer is very sensitive and helpful.
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4
Z80AL
19 April 2013
Version: 2.3.4
Just wanted to comment on the speed of support provided ..... After successfully indexing a gigantic backup (>200 snapshots), I attempted a further index of the additional snapshots added in the interim (since the indexing had taken some hours). This additional indexing crashed, and I emailed the developer with the details. Not only did he reply within 25 minutes(!), but he sent me a link to a newer version (2.3.5), which he's apparently releasing shortly. I've found 2.3.5 to be stable thus far (I'm using it on both Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion), and there's no denying the good value in this app for just $5. Once the indexing is done, then the speed of Backup Loupe is excellent, and it's very easy to find when a particular item was backed up. Overall, a very handy utility.
(5)
3
Frankof
26 January 2013
Version: 2.3.1
New version immediately crashes when it starts to index local backups. Sometimes, rarely, it does not crash at that point, but indexes all backups properly (and shows their sizes afterwards). Then, when you click on one indexed backup to see what has been backed up, it shows that, and then is stuck. When you click on another backup, it does not change to that backup, but doesn't do anything for some time and then crashes. Used to be a good and useful program, though...
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5
Fabro
10 October 2012
Version: 2.2
Useful app with a nice UI.
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4.5
MisterE
24 June 2012
Version: 2.2
A top notch utility that I could not live without! It's a must have for anyone who manages more than a single TM backup for someone who only emails and browses the web on their computer. If you're a power user or working with multiple TM disks or perhaps disk image backups of TM disks (I do this before clean installs) BackupLoupe is the only way to go! Can't beat the price and it's maintained regularly. Interface was a little counterintuitive for me at first but then I read the help file, RTFM!, and I got it now. I discovered a lot of new features when I finally read the help file too. I wish it was possible to surgically remove something I backed-up by mistake but I know the purpose of this utility is to not write to the TM disk in any way so I know that's not going to happen. Given the choice of guaranteed data integrity by leaving it alone vs. being blamed every time someone corrupts their TM backup for whatever reason, I would always choose the former. So, if you're even on the fence trust me, a 15+ year Mac user, and just get it already. I'm not affiliated with soma-zone in any way. I just know a killer app when I see one and I knew this one was killer the first time I used it!
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3
Frankof
20 February 2012
Version: 2.2
I've used BackupLoupe for quite some time, and generally like it. However, I noted that twice after using BackupLoupe, the "verification" process of TimeMachine killed my backup. The first time I could repair the affected sparsebundle, the second time the bundle was too corrupt to be repaired. It MAY be a coincidence, but in both cases the failed verification happened exactly with the first backup after using BackupLoupe. As far as I understand, BackupLoupe does not modify the backups itself, so the problem might be a scheduled TimeMachine running at the same time as BackupLoupe indexing. Or BackupLoupe doesn't mount or unmount the backups properly. Whatever the reason, I am now reluctant to use or recommend BackupLoupe.
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avername
24 November 2011
Version: 2.1.5
Unfortunately not read the contents of the backup from Time Capsule(( Displays a list of digital archives, each of 8.35 MB. Mac OS 10.7.2
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Joe-Porter
19 November 2010
Version: 2.1.2
A thoroughly useful utility. And a really good price - less than a Big Mac If used in superuser mode it can munge backups - but when used with some sense it is a wonderful tool. I managed to corrupt a terabyte or so of backups - but to be fair I was about to erase that disk anyway so it wasn't a big deal for me.
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soma-zone
17 November 2010
Version: 2.1
Some users are experiencing problems with indexing snapshots. I've uploaded a fix: http://www.soma-zone.com/download/files/BackupLoupe_2.1.2_RC1.zip I've had positive feedback about this fix already, but the release of version 2.1.2 will be postponed until I get confirmation from the remaining users who reported this problem. Thanks to anybody who helped me resolving this issue!
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Frankof
16 November 2010
Version: 2.1
Latest version as of today crashes reproducibly when trying to index snapshots. Not usable any more, I had to revert to the prior version
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Alanralanr
16 November 2010
Version: 2.0.6
Loved the lack of copy protection and reasonable price. Paid quickly.
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Herder-Of-Cats
05 November 2010
Version: 2.0.6
I can't find any meaningful help documentation. I'd absolutely do my own troubleshooting, but there isn't any documentation available within which to troubleshoot. The Knowledge base has six items, all having to do with purchasing serial numbers, basically. I'm trying to find a user's guide, so I know what are the features and functionality. And what is the meaning of the colored bars to the left and right of the list in the left panel? The product looks cool and I think it would be very helpful if I had a manual to use. Sorry team - this could be the best product in the world but if I don't know how to use it or what it means, it is worthless.
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5
Rbtkid
07 October 2010
Version: 2.0.5
BackupLoupe is simple, clean, and gets the job done well and without fuss. I've just used it to save Gigabytes of space on my Time Machine volume. I can't believe it costs only $5. Given the cheap cost and the developer's trust of customers, I paid up almost right away. I gave it a 4 out of 5 for features, because I think it would be great if you could delete all backups of a file or folder from within BackupLoupe. This isn't a deal-breaker however, because it's easily done from within Time Machine itself.
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5
June8
24 September 2010
Version: 2.0.5
Much better that its high priced competitor. Developer is very sensitive and helpful.
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Leoofborg
14 September 2010
Version: 2.0.5
Thanks to the Dev for fast tracking 2.05 and fixing that 'no index' bug.. I was wondering what was going on... Folks, Devs that are as proactive as the ones behind BackupLoupe do not grow on trees. $5 is a small price to pay for GOOD DEVS.
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5
Dana_Nau
19 August 2010
Version: 2.0.3
I'm very impressed. The interface both intuitive and highly capable, and it's not often that I see that combination in a piece of software this specialized.
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soma-zone
12 July 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Thanks for taking the time to review BackupLoupe. Please contact us regarding the exclusion list issue (Help menu/Report a problem…). If there is a problem, we will fix it. Thank you!
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4
Borlox
12 July 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Pro: Useful insight into TM backups. Well-designed interface. Reasonable price. True shareware with no demo limitations. Con: Excluded items are added with pathnames based on /Volumes, unlike the TM prefpane. Exclusion list is hard to read. Might not work if the volume is renamed. Hung on quit the first time I ran it. Recommended for all TM users.
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5
Tomq
07 October 2009
Version: 1.8
Just Great! Allows me to completely review every Time Machine backup and then block unnecessary/unwanted files from being backed up using the Time Machine preference pane, saving space (and time) on my backup drives/volumes. (Could also use the BackupLoupe blocking option, but I like to use TM.) Color coding for different size files/folders is wonderful! Very well laid out structures to see exactly what is happening with TM backups. Trivially easy to use. Solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.
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5
Dana-Sutton
19 May 2009
Version: 1.0
I started using Time Machine when it first came out, and I've always wanted some way of seeing logs so as I could understand what it's actually doing. So I'm very glad indeed to have this utility available. I have only one problem -- the author charges 0.90 Euros (using Paypal) and I'm afraid the cost of currency conversion might turn out to be more than the cost of the software. I've written to him suggesting that he charge his American customers $1.00 instead.
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$15.00Buy Now

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
License: 
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