Reminder: Backup Your Object Desktop Apps!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Island Dog | Discussion: Personal Computing

This is something I’ve talked about many times before, but it always deserves repeating and a reminder every once in a while.  When you purchase a subscription to Object Desktop you get a great deal on a whole suite of the best desktop enhancement and skinning applications available. 

Included with your subscription is:

  • WindowBlinds
  • DeskScapes
  • Fences
  • Start8
  • ModernMix
  • Tiles
  • and more!

Get Object Desktop here!

As long as your subscription is active, you will always get updates to the latest versions and any new apps that are added during that time.  While most people renew for many years, some also let their subscriptions lapse or just subscribe for one year at a time.  When your subscription is no longer active, you will no longer have access to new updates, but you will still have the apps you had during your subscription to use.

However, it is very important that you backup and archive those apps for future use.  If you are using the Object Desktop Manager app, it will save your downloaded files to a folder on your hard drive.

Typically, they will be here: C:\Users\YourName\Downloads\Stardock

You can specify that location in the ODM preferences.


Even if you have the Object Desktop Manager installed and use it, I also recommend downloading the individual files from your Stardock account and making a second backup with those.  You can access your downloads here.

Reply #1 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:19 PM

Thanks for posting this, Spencer. 


Good info for newcomers as well as a reminder for us oldies. 

Reply #2 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:38 AM

Yeah it is. Also a good reminder would be to save the installer packages once they've been downloaded. I save all of mine to a separate folder called apps. This way in case of anything I can always re-install them.  

Reply #3 Sunday, March 23, 2014 9:32 AM

Thanks Spencer.

Good idea Uvah, thanks!

Reply #4 Sunday, March 23, 2014 10:41 AM

Yep! Been backing them up for years!

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