GoBack - by Wild
by George Purpura
I was given the opportunity to preview and evaluate GoBack by Wild File,
V2.1. The copy I received expires in three months. Other than that qualifier,
I had the complete program to check out. I filled in the registration
and "key" number provided on the CD and chose the "Easy
The installation went smoothly, after a reboot which continued the installation,
another reboot, and a statement that the installation was completed
successfully. A GoBack icon was placed on the taskbar and on the desktop.
When I double clicked on the icon on my desktop, three options were
1. Create a GoBack Drive showing another drive as it was in the past.
2. Recover an old revision of a file that was deleted or changed.
3. Revert an entire hard disk to the way it was in the past.
Beneath these three options there was also a box to check that stated
"I would like assistance with this particular task". This
activated the Assistance Wizard. Clicking on an option brings up "Disable
GoBack" and a "GoBack History" on all hard drives. I
chose Option 1 which then displayed a calendar, a clock, and a "GoBack
Log". The Log is organized by time and shows various files and
several safe points - indicators that this is a place to which you can
safely revert - all with icons on the left.
Clicking on the GoBack menu, I then chose Option 2. Several files were
displayed, permitting you to select one or more of them for recovery.
Returning to the menu, I selected Option 3 which presented clock times.
I could then indicate what period of time I wished to revert to. Assistance
Wizards advised me to pick a drive, select a time to revert to, and
click the revert button. GoBack will then reboot and complete the reversion
process. GoBack created a virtual drive (for example Drive F). You can
choose to have this virtual drive show up in My Computer or Explorer
when you revert to it. You can either view it or permanently revert
Summing up, using the program's wizards, GoBack was very easy to use.
It does indeed go back to a time before a crash, a virus, or a user
error simply by pressing buttons. The computer I used for this review