‘PicBackMan Already Running’ message?

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Automate backup & migration of your photos & videos with support for all top services.

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You often come across a situation where, when you double click the PicBackMan desktop icon, it doesn’t open up. And the message says ‘PicBackMan Already Running’. So what should you do in this scenario?

Understand: It happens because of a setting which is enabled by default. The setting is ‘Load on Startup’.  Because this setting is enabled by default, PicBackMan starts running in the background without you knowing it. And that’s the reason you keep getting the message that ‘PicBackMan is already running).

In this case, just double click the PicBackMan icon in the system tray (bottom right corner on your computer screen). And The desktop application window will open.

In case you want to disable this setting, follow the instructions below.

1. Open the desktop application.

2. Click on ‘Settings’ link at the top.

3. Un-check the last checkbox ‘Load on Startup’ (it is checked by default).

4. Now PicBackMan will not auto-load when you start / reboot your computer.

After doing this, to open the application you will have to double click the PicBackMan icon on your desktop.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!