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Retrospect 5.0

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Retrospect5CD.ZIP (102.12 MB)
MD5: 2b2d9e53ef801f3d4b11adf6856927bd
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
retrospect_express_update_5.0.238.sit (10.30 MB)
MD5: d02ccbd2a740e8cae44a79aecd02f524
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
retrospect_update_5.0.238_desktop.sit (12.34 MB)
MD5: ecc154c27449dbf71e01f07af75ca24b
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
retrospect_update_5.0.238_server.sit (18.77 MB)
MD5: 128e0145863d65ea24a8bc96e3c313c6
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Retrospect is a family of backup software applications for the Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
The first download link contains the Retrospect 5.0 installers which is client installers (for 5, 10, 50, or 100 users), desktop installer, server installer, workgroup installer, and Retrospect Express installer. Windows clients of Retrospect 5.0 also included.

- Retrospect 5.0: FNXR-Z3RM-TQMF-BKG9, T6XT-2B7U-23Q6-XF58, D8LJ-H4GD-CM7L-2BNE
- Retrospect 5.0(Server): HEXY-P5ZC-E9VQ-AP48, P49V-BBV8-U3PD-8N7L
- Retrospect Express 5.0: SB44-ST5A-Y645-969J, T6XT-2B7U-23Q6-XF58

Links above represent latest patches for Retrospect Express, Desktop and Server editions.

Architecture: PPC

Retrospect Express 5.0 doesn't work, when computer runs AppleShare IP. In this case, use Retrospect 5.0 Desktop.


nsputnik's picture
by nsputnik - 2020, August 29 - 8:30pm

If you do the 5.1 update you'll need new serials.
Available here:

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2014, November 11 - 1:01pm

I ran into a limitation and am hoping you have a work-around.

I have Retrospect Desktop 5 running in a machine dedicated to backups. It is connected to 3 clients.

The clients have gobs of disk space on them (video files, audio files, and large collections of fonts, clipart, etc.).

Backups take a long time (days) but eventually complete. But on my last run, I got a message in the operations log that the catalog was full (at 1 GB in size) and the backup failed.

Is there any way to continue using the current backup environment or is my only choice to start a fresh catalog and wait 5 days for the backup to complete?


fiddleinfo's picture
by fiddleinfo - 2013, November 30 - 5:26pm

Would an older version such as Retrospect Express 4.3 be less glitchy??

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2012, August 22 - 7:34pm

Added latest patches for Express, Desktop and Server "editions".

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2012, August 22 - 6:07pm

> this product had some fundamental flaws and patches to fix them

Yup. And I just encountered a BIG one - supposedly patched with a 5.0.2 update. Do you (that's a "general" you) have a copy of this (or ANY) v5 update that you could upload to MG?


bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2011, May 30 - 7:49pm

This is serious software for everyone who frequents the forums, especially if you have invested in disk for backup purposes.

It's also something that I think we should find and store all the patches for, this product had some fundamental flaws and patches to fix them. I bought this and remember being disappointed by how unreliable it was. The patches fixed nearly all the issues Don't forget the patches for the Client version - which doesn't really do anything, but it lets another computer running the Server version access it and back it up.