Every year, 43 percent of computer users lose irreplaceable files. No matter how much stuff they need to back up, Carbonite automatically and securely backs up the irreplaceable contents of their computers. Restoring lost files takes just a few clicks.

Working quietly in the background, Carbonite installs a small application on your computer, looking for new and changed files that need to be backed up. There’s no new interface for you to learn — it looks and feels just like part of your computer, and it integrated with your desktop.

Restoring lost files is easy if anything happens to your computer. Simply open the Carbonite Backup Drive from your desktop to restore a specific file or folder. In the backup drive, files and folders are organized exactly as they are on your computer. Locate the specific file or folder, right-click and select “restore.” The software will restore the file or folder to its original location on your hard drive. You will also have the option of restoring the file to a new location, by selecting “Restore to…” or recovering a previous version of the file by selecting “Restore previous versions…”

If you need to restore everything in your backup to a new or repaired computer, go to carbonite.com and click the Restore tab to log in to your account and restore your files. The Carbonite Restore Wizard will help you restore all of your files to your new computer with just a few clicks.

After installation, Carbonite scans the hard disk looking for files to back up. Carbonite automatically backs up all file types except executables (such as .exe and .dll), system files, temporary files and video files. By right-clicking on the file and selecting “Back this up” from the Carbonite menu, however, any of the excluded file types can be manually added to the backup. Ninety five percent of Carbonite users prefer to stick with the default settings despite the fact that Carbonite offers a wide variety of options for customizing your backup upon setup.

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