It is a good idea to make a backup of your data to ensure it is safe if something were to happen to your computer.
To backup your data…
1. Log into your user account
2. Select ‘backup your data’ from the file menu.
Select the file menu and then the ‘backup your data’ option.
The software will ask you where you want to save your data then create a file in that location.
The file will be a ‘.zip’ file and contain everything you need to restore your user on this or another computer.
The suggested filename will include the date, we recommend you keep this format as it lets you see in an instant when backups were made. The filename must be a .zip file or subsequent restores may fail.
Restoring your data
To restore your data simply select the file menu and choose ‘Restore backup file’.
You will be asked to select a .zip file previously created with the backup option, this will then be restored.
You can also start the restore process from the login screen by selecting ‘Restore’ from the user selection box.
Other uses for backup and restore
In addition to keeping your data safe, backup and restore are also a great way to move your data between different computers.
For example, you may have a desktop and a laptop. You can select backup and save the .zip file to a USB memory stick, then restore this file on another computer.
Backups are universal and will work cross-platform, so if you have a Windows PC and a Mac you can move the data between them easily.