Reminder: Backup Your Object Desktop Apps!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by Island Dog | Discussion: OS Customization

Object Desktop is a suite of desktop enhancements that lets you change the look and functionality of Windows. Being an Object Desktop member gives a lot of great value with full access to many popular Stardock applications, betas, and any new or updated apps.

Check out some of the apps that are included with your Object Desktop membership:

  • WindowBlinds
  • DeskScapes
  • Fences
  • Start10
  • Multiplicity
  • IconPackager
  • and more!

Learn more about Object Desktop here

As long as your membership is active, you will always get updates to the latest versions of everything within Object Desktop, as well as any new apps that are added during that time.  When your membership expires, you will no longer have access to new updates, but you will still have access to the apps you had during your membership. Whether you plan to keep your membership active or not, it is still a good idea to keep backups of your apps, just so you have them in a pinch.

Here are two ways to get your apps backed up:

Download from your Stardock account

Every application you purchase, whether it’s the Object Desktop membership or just a stand-alone app, is available in the 'my downloads' section of your Stardock account.

Access your Stardock account here: http://download.stardock.com

There, you will find all the links to the apps you have available. Simply download them and keep them for future use if needed.

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Using Object Desktop Manager

If you download and install your apps using the Object Desktop Manager, then you should already have copies of all of your apps that have been installed.

The default location that they save to is: C:\Users\YourName\Downloads\Stardock

You can change where they are saved in the Object Desktop Manager preferences.

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Wizard1956
Reply #1 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:04 AM

Great reminder, I.D.  Even with a current sub, it is wise to archive previous versions just in case a beta (or a Windows Update) goes sour on you. Makes it much easier to roll back.

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