Backup File Organizer

Backup File Organizer



With this add-in installed, each time a backup file is created by Autodesk® Revit® it is automatically moved into a Backups folder in the same directory.



  • Specify the maximum number of backups per project that you want to keep.
  • Specify the backup folder name.
  • Optionally turn on or off for project files, families & templates.

About This Version

Version 2024.0.0.0, 4/15/2024
Updated for Revit 2024. Supports Revit 2019 - 2024.

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  • Everyone needs this
    Liam McNamara | June 28, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    You're doing Gods work where AutoDesk fails

  • Useful
    Sebastien Fruity | April 12, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Too bad development has stop.

    For now, we can still use it by editing te xml file (see below), but one day, i suppose it won't work.

    Anybody can take the project?

    Nick Antonov | February 23, 2024

    Yes it works with Editing XML file and copying folder under "Contents" folder and renaming the copy with respected version No of Revit.. if you want to use his "xml" syntaxis.

  • Would love a 2023 Version
    Alysa Butterfield | August 16, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is the addin I've been looking for but would need it in 2023.

  • Edit file PackageContents.xml
    Adrian Munteanu | June 22, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just edit file c:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\Backup File Organizer.bundle\PackageContents.xml. Replace 2020 with 2022 for revit version only, not Backup File Organizer version.

    Gerben Van Deel | July 28, 2022

    Hello, can you tell me exactly what to change? I'm still using rvt 2020 sometimes. So mamybe i can change the "2017" text?

    Adrian Munteanu | August 04, 2022

    Components Description="2023" RuntimeRequirements OS="Win64" Platform="Revit" SeriesMin="R2023" SeriesMax="R2023" ComponentEntry AppName="Backup File Organizer" Version="2020.0.0.0" ModuleName="./Contents/2020/BackupOrganizer.addin" AppDescription="Backup File Organizer" 2023 was changed from 2020. Notice hat I left the Backup File Organizer as 2020. Instead of 2023, you should write the version of Revit you have. Also, you can copy the entire paragraph and change accordingly if you have more than one version of Revit.

    Vux Vix | July 09, 2023

    I work with revit 2024. And it works the way you suggested. Thanks a lot. Ps:I have seen many basic features that Revit omits. It makes users really uncomfortable. And every time the Topics complain about it, many experts say it's a feature and that this is how revit works. Until one day, Revit updated the new version and some of these features were met LOL

    Chengsheng Jia | September 25, 2023

    Why did I follow your method, revit2023 does not work

    Jason Douglas | April 16, 2024

    Thank you. I followed your instructions exactly and I have the app working for Revit 2024 & 2025.

  • useful but
    Florian GIBON | May 10, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    it would be great if we could choose the directory folder

  • Can't believe this isn't built in
    Andreas Bauer | January 13, 2021

    Great add-in! Just need a 2021 version.

    Henry Huijbers | March 04, 2022

    And a 2022 one.

    Henry Huijbers | March 10, 2022

    I'm afraight it'won't come. The webside of the developer isn't there anymore. Someone should take over.

  • Excellent add on Please update for 2022 Please!!
    Nick Antonov | November 09, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Excellent add on, It helps us keep only the working files in the project folder, but keeping the backups just in case we need to revert to historic data.

    Well Done

  • Awesome Backup Toolkit
    Akesh Jugmohan | September 17, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have used this tool for all my Revit versions.  Really tidy's up the project/family folder from all the backup file clutter into a single backup folder.

    I have followed the steps of editing the .xml fiel as explained above and it works perfectly.  Thanks for the tip.

  • i LOVE this addin
    Tropic Design Studio | July 20, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Perhaps Im OCD but having all those backup files in the parent dircetory drives me NUTS. Actually it has cost me work before when i mistakenly worked on a backup file for a full day and then struggles to recoconcle the work i had done with the correct file. 

    This app keeps all those pesky backups nice and out of site in their own dedicated folder. Thanks!

  • Excellent
    Arceli Sotto | January 08, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is GREAT...thank you for updating to a newer version. Now its easy to organize backup file

  • 2020
    Trevor Draper | September 17, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app worked perfectly.  I echo the previous comment - hoping that a 2020 version will be released soon!

  • 2020 Version?
    Jason Roberts | August 30, 2019

    Hey guys! Was using this app in 2019! Are you planning on updating for 2020?


  • The one I was looking for
    Алексей Шереметов | May 29, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Many thank to the developer. This functionality should be built in into the revit!

  • Perfect
    Rey Santos | April 16, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)


  • Really useful
    Stephane Chaud | March 12, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I was looking for a long time for this option

    Thank you

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