Live Backup Windows

Atempo Live Backup: Windows User Instructions

Live Backup TaskbarOnce the Atempo Live Backup software is installed on your computer, you will see the Live Backup icon and status indicators in your Windows task bar. 

You do not need to do anything to maintain the software or initiate the backup process. However, you may wish to recover files (or previous versions of files) or check the status of your computer's backup.

Windows Atempo Live Backup FAQ

What is backed up?

Your Documents folder maps to your networked K: Drive and is backed up nightly. Atempo Live Backup is configured to backup files in your Desktop folder.   Files not in one of these two locations will not be backed up.   In addition, the software backs up bookmark files and local mail folders from standard web browsers and email clients.

How do I to recover a file?

1) Launch Recovery Assistant:

From the Atempo Live Backup task bar item, chose Recovery Assistant, then I need to recover a lost file or restore a previous file version and Next.

2) Find the file to recover:

Answer the questions as prompted. The Recovery Assistant will provide a guide of steps to narrow down the number of files to consider by indicating the its location, file type, or last time saved.

When the Matching Files page appears, select the file that you want to recover and click Next. (Or Back to try again if you cannot locate the file.)

3) Select which version of the file to recover:

Atempo Live Backup saves a new version of your file each time you change it. When the Versions page appears, select the version you wish to recover and click Next. (Note: You can select a version of the file and click Preview to check its contents before choosing.)

4) Chose where to restore the file:

Would you like to overwrite your current file or save the recovered version to a new location? Select Select Choose the destination folder to chose a new location.  It is not recommended to overwrite your current copy.

Click Recover, then Finish.

How do I recover a folder?

1) Launch Recovery Assistant:

From the Atempo Live Backup task bar item, chose Recovery Assistant, then select I need to recover an entire folder and click Continue.

2) Find the folder to recover:

Click Browse and locate the folder. To locate a deleted folder, click Shift + Browse (hold the Shift key and click Browse) to include deleted folders in the browse view. Select the desired folder and click Ok. Then Next.

3) Choose the date and time to which you want to roll back

Indicate the date and time to which you would like to roll back and click Next.

4) Chose where to restore the folder:

On the Save As page, decide where to save the restored folder.

To recover the folder to a new location, choose Recover the entire folder and contents to a new location, and then indicate the new location.

It is not recommended to simply roll back the folder to a previous date, unless it was deleted.

Click Recover, then Finish.

How do I revert a document or folder to a previous version?

Right-click on the file or folder in Explorer and choose "Recover version..."

How do I check the status of my computer's backup?

What do the task tray icons mean?

You will notice a Live Backup icon in your system tray, which changes, depending on the status of the client. The icons represent the following:

Live Backup Taskbar