IDrive retains previous versions of all files backed up to your account.

The Sync folder maintains up to 30 previous versions of all the files. Click the 'View Logs' button to see the recent session-wise log files. Share the link with the intended recipients. Why? The purpose of this percentage-based control is to avoid the large-scale deletion of files in your account due to some unforeseen event on your computer.

Note: Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 for all USB Root Hubs listed.

The contents to be backed up must be a part of the Backup set and available at the time of backup.

Archive Cleanup is not supported for entire machine backup data sets.

Under Bandwidth Throttle section, enable Auto-Pause to set the Mac in use and Mac not in use options.

Browse and select a file, and click 'Save Changes'.

The authentication details for the mapped drive will be validated to allow access to the IDrive application. Note: Data backed up from mapped drives and external drives cannot be restored using the 'Restore to original location' option. You can also search for your desired file version. IDrive has been tested to upload and restore files up to 10 GB in size via the desktop application.

The Bandwidth Throttle lets you set the Internet bandwidth to be used by the IDrive Basic Client for backups.

Right-click the IDrive Basic Client folder and select 'Delete'.

Click on the 'Cleanup Now' button.

From the 'Restore' tab select 'Restore files from my IDrive account' / 'Restore files from Local, Wi-Fi or Express device'. By default all the folders will be selected for sync. I get an error that indicates that the file may be To stop a file from being backed up, you can insert files/folders from 'View Exclude Files' window.

Is it possible to view all the scheduled backup jobs of all my IDrive accounts on my computer using IDrive? You can change the frequency and options pertaining to a specific backup set for an account.

Subsequently, to revert file restore to a location selected by you, clear the checkbox, set your preferred 'Restore location', and click 'Restore Now'.

These files/folders will be automatically deleted after a 30 day period. The purpose of this percentage based control is to avoid the large deletion of files in your account due to some unforeseen event on your computer. Is it possible to restore the files/folder that are deleted accidentally?

Do I need to restart my computer after installing IDrive? backup will commence only if you restart the computer within 30 minutes of the scheduled time.

By default, it is set to 25%.

I have backed up data on multiple computers.

If you had set a private encryption key while signing in to the application for the first time, then provide the same.

You can set up automated cleanup periodically by enabling Periodic Cleanup. Note: Restoring to original location overwrites the existing files with the latest file version available in your cloud backup.

I can see duplicate files / folders in the sync section. Select the desired files/folders / drives (using the 'Change' option) that you want to backup immediately and click the 'Backup Now' button. Download and install the IDrive application.

IDrive allows for usage beyond the allocated quota to ensure that the backups continue to operate successfully. Selective Sync down is a feature that allows you to select only the folders you want to sync to your computer. How do I view the versions of a file stored in my account?

Is there a way to receive an alert in case my backup fails?

Yes, you can view the recently modified files in your Sync folder. No, your files will remain in your IDrive account forever, once they are backed up. In 'Control Panel', depending on the version of Windows you are using, select either 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and Features', From the list of programs, right-click on 'IDrive' and select 'Uninstall/Change'. How do I uninstall the IDrive Basic Client from my computer?

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The navigation pane comprises six functional tabs: The main window displays contents related to the functional tab, selected on the navigation pane.

Click on the required device to expand the file(s)/folder(s) list. email client to perform a successful backup. Can I share file(s)/folder(s) directly from my IDrive account? in use. Select the file(s)/folder(s) that you want to restore. Bandwidth Throttle lets you set the Internet bandwidth to be used by the IDrive application for backups. Yes, IDrive works with virtual machines.

File / folder rename operation fails due to inadequate permissions. I see some files/folders marked in red color, when I click the Change button. When syncing is complete, a brief notification is displayed on your screen.

Alternatively, you can also right-click > 'Status' to see the sync status within the application notification. There are multiple ways by which you can exclude files/folders from being backed up.

How much data can I sync to my Sync folder? After I back them up, can I run subsequent backups without inserting the CD and DVD while my backup set still refers it?

If you wish to avoid syncing particular folders. Select the 'Remove the logs and configuration settings' checkbox, if you wish to delete the log files and configuration settings from your computer.

Select the file(s)/folder(s) which you wish to restore. By default, it is set to 100%. * Note: For some accounts, certain functions like folder-level versioning, version restore from Trash, adopting backup archive and settings from a device, and Snapshots are not available. On the IDrive application sign in screen, enter your username and password and click 'Sign in'. Click 'Change Plan Settings' on your current 'Preferred plan'.

The latest files that are backed up are listed there. I have backed up certain folders (containing multimedia, etc.)

Navigate to 'Settings' > 'Throttle' > 'CPU Throttle'.

What should I do? In the confirmation popup that appears, click 'Ok'. Sign in to the IDrive application with your username and password. Yes.

When you overwrite the IDrive application with a newer version, the on-going backup and restore operations will get canceled. You will be redirected to your web account, and the 'Share' popup appears.

IDrive retains up to 30 previous versions of all files backed up to your account (for accounts created prior to 11-07-2018, you can restore up to 10 versions). To restore data backed up from multiple computers: The usual file restore lets you download files to a location, selected by you; whereas restoring files to the original location downloads the selected files, keeping their folder structure intact. In case you do not wish to restore the existing backups on the new machine, you can click 'Add New Device' in the 'Set up your new device for backup' screen. Select the date and time and click 'Submit'.

Click on the required entry to highlight it. The application header comprises the search, account quota information, Upgrade button, Archive Cleanup, and your Username linked to accessOnline Help, Proxy Settings, Send Error Report, Bandwidth Test, and Account Settings. Snapshots are a historical view of your data, stored in your IDrive account, which allow you to perform point-in-time recovery.

Do I actually need these? I deleted files from my IDrive account. By default, it is set to 100%.

When I sign in to my IDrive account for the first time on a machine, I notice that some folders have already been scheduled for backup.

However, it is not possible to schedule local and online backup in a single job. Click 'Advanced Settings' to define the following parameters: Click 'Copy link' to copy the link to clipboard. If these settings are not altered, the application commences the backup of the default Backup set once the scheduled backup time is reached. Choose your desired destination on the local computer and click 'Restore Now'. Yes.

This allows other applications to run without hindrance. After you have backed up files that you will not update, you can remove them from your Backup set. This makes IDrive the most advanced backup and sync application. There are multiple ways by which you can exclude files/folders from being backed up.

You can quickly set up backup for your entire computer including operating system, applications, and settings or just select individual files/folders for backup. A message appears when the existing computer is replaced successfully. The two-factor authentication provides additional security to your account and helps in preventing unauthorized access.

Click Verify Connection.

By default, the bandwidth throttle value is set at 100%.

How do I take an immediate backup of my data?

Can I change its default location?

Sign in to the IDrive Basic Client with your 'Username/Email' and 'Password'.

A list of file(s)/folder(s) backed up from the computer is displayed.

Sign in to the IDrive Basic Client with your Username/Email and Password. What is Selective Sync Down and how is it useful? Your quota depends on the most recent file/folder copy backed up to your online account. Will a missed scheduled backup take place when the computer is restarted after the scheduled time?

This behavior is by design of Windows, by default. To view the versions of a file stored in your IDrive account, go to 'Restore' tab, right-click the required file and select the 'Get Previous Versions' option from the list. No, you cannot restore the files that have been backed up from mapped drives or external drives using the 'Restore to original location' option. Right-click the IDrive Basic Client shortcut item and select 'Open folder location'.

For this, right-click the IDrive tray icon and select 'Scheduler' > 'Manage all Scheduled jobs'.

Clear the checkbox of the folders that you do not want to sync and click 'Save'. To resolve the issue, From the Settings tab select 'files/folders with partial names' option. In the 'Backup Source' field, click 'Modify Backupset'. Does IDrive perform scheduled backups in 'Standby' mode? PC in use: This option lets you set the bandwidth to be used by IDrive for backups, when it is in use.

IDrive performs an immediate backup for the selected files and folders. In order to avoid data loss, a copy of the file / folder is created.

Mac not in use:This option lets you set the bandwidth to be used by IDrive for backups when it is not in use. Choose 'Start the missed schedule backup, when the computer is turned on', to resume any scheduled backup once the computer is online. Drag and drop files to the Sync folder from your computer.

Click 'Sync' > 'Recently modified items'. Bandwidth Throttle lets you set the Internet bandwidth to be used by the IDrive application for backups. If the external hard disk goes off to sleep, it may interrupt or stop your backup process.

Note: Restoring to original location overwrites the existing files with the latest file version available in your cloud backup or local backup. For most aggressive cleanup, set the percentage to 100%.

Can I backup Mapped / USB / External drives? Mac in use:This option lets you set the bandwidth to be used by IDrive for backups, when it is in use. Go to the 'Restore' tab and click 'Snapshots'.

How can I exclude certain files/folders from being backed up? Yes, you can view the status of your scheduled backups using the IDrive 'Status' option that is active in your system tray once you install IDrive.

They are useful in case your files are corrupted by malware and you want to restore a previous version of the files.

Why?

Can I retrieve previous versions of my synced file? Files added to the Sync folder will be synced to your cloud account and all your linked devices. Hence, critical folders like Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Videos and Music are pre-selected for backup. Can I use drag-and-drop to restore files from the IDrive application? All files, once backed up, remains unaffected in your IDrive account even if you remove their reference from your backup set.

This means each file is restored to a similar location on your computer, as it appears in your cloud backup. From the 'Select files/folders for restore' drop-down menu, select the IDrive One device. It gives you the control to ensure that you have only the files you need on a particular computer. To restore the latest version, in the 'Restore' tab select the desired file(s) / folder (s), the destination to which you want to restore your data and click 'Restore Now'.

Select the files you want to restore and click 'Restore Now'.

To restore data backed up to multiple computers: Yes, you can search and restore specific files from your IDrive account. You can set Auto-Pause optionduring backup operationsto enable optimum desktop experience with the following options: From the 'Restore' tab and select the 'Restore files from Local, Wi-Fi or Express device' radio button. The files/folders that are deleted from your IDrive account are moved to Trash. Does it impact the available quota (storage space in my account)? It is helpful if you want to save space on your computers with limited hard disk space. Right-click a file and choose 'IDrive' > 'Versions'. Can I remove them from my Backup set, presuming that the backed up data wouldn't be affected? Download the desired file by clicking.

PC not in use: This option lets you set the bandwidth to be used by IDrive for backups when it is not in use.

You can also search your desired file(s)/folder(s) and restore them back to your local system. You will be directed to. How do I sync files using my IDrive account? What is it? A list of all the data backed up on or before the selected date appears. How do I sign in to my IDrive account once two-factor authentication is enabled? To schedule a backup, sign in to your IDrive account and click the 'Scheduler' tab.

Select the desired computer or file(s)/folder(s) that you want to delete.

Select the required files/folders and click 'Restore Now'.

From the 'Settings' tab, clear the check boxes for the files/folders that you want to backup. After upgrading my OS to Windows 10, I am getting an error message that says IDrive backup engine has stopped. To delete the IDrive Basic Client folder. Drag the file or folder you wish to restore and drop it to the desired location on your computer.

You can click 'Scheduler' > 'Pause the scheduled job'/'Stop the scheduled job' option from the IDrive tray menu to pause or stop a scheduled backup. PC in use: This option lets you set the bandwidth to be used by IDrive Basic Client for backups, when it is in use.

Does IDrive support backup and restore of files larger than 2 GB? Is it possible to schedule a backup to a local drive and continue to backup to my IDrive account? From the Search results, select the desired file and click. Yes.

Can I use IDrive's sync feature to synchronize my Outlook data files or QuickBooks files? To ignore file/folder level access rights/permission errors. Select the file(s)/folder(s) which you wish to restore. I received an email warning about exceeding the quota limit.

Choose the files you want to restore and click. However, IDrive considers the backup operation as success and lists 'Permission denied' information in the logs, for the denied files/folders.

Browse and select a file, and click 'Save Settings'.

When I am signing in to my IDrive account it is asking me to replace existing or add a new device for backup.

IDrive will generate a list of the items to be deleted from your account. The percentage mention refers to files considered for deletion in your account as a percentage of the total number of files. How do I restore data backed up from multiple computers? The file(s)/folder(s) backed up from the computer will be displayed. From the list of programs, right-click on 'IDrive Basic Client' and select 'Uninstall/Change'.

Users will need to delete empty folders manually in order to remove them from the account.

The IDrive desktop application interface can be split into three sections - application header, navigation pane, and main window. Yes. No, you cannot sync files or folders from mapped/USB/ external drives. However, for other Windows OS, the IDrive agent might lock your Outlook

From the 'Restore' tab, select 'Restore files from my IDrive account' / 'Restore files from Local, Wi-Fi or Express device'. From the 'Restore' tab, select 'Restore files from my IDrive account' / 'Restore files from Local, Wi-Fi or Express device'. Note: Share feature is limited to IDrive accounts with default encryption key. Note: Data backed up from mapped drives and external drives cannot be restored using the 'Restore to original location' option.

From the 'Restore' tab, select the computer(s) name that you wish to restore. Yes, you can backup Mapped / USB / External Drives. Why? By default, the CPU throttle value is set at 100%. In order to make room for new files, you may even remove the old data that you no longer need. Sign in to IDrive with your user credentials. Backups will stop for the existing computer. CPU throttle lets you set the CPU usage for backups. The application will then be removed, but the data present in your IDrive folder will remain on the computer. When the 'Set up your new device for backup' screen appears, click 'Replace Existing'.

How is 'Restore to original location' different from usual file restore?

What are the blue and green icons over my files in my Sync folder? Also, you can select the desired files/folders / drives (using the 'Change' option) that you want to backup immediately and click the 'Backup Now' button. Click on the required entry to highlight it and select the 'Delete' button. How do I set up two-factor authentication for my IDrive account? Select 'Ignore file / folder level access rights / permission errors' option.