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How Do I Get Started With BackupBeast?
How do I get started with mybkdrive?

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download
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Desktop
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or Mac) from your members area…

After the software installation is complete, you will be asked to login to the
software. Enter your registered e-mail and password to login.

You will then come to this screen where you will choose which folders you want
backed up. If you want, you can add more folders with the 'Add Folder' option.
But you can always do this later.

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Setup
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Mybkdrive setup
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mybkdrive Desktop software runs in the background on your PC and
The BackupBeast
silently backs up your selected folders while you work.

As soon as you save a file in any one of those selected folders, it’s automatically
backed up in the background to the BackupBeast cloud servers - no interruptions,
no need to remember to backup, and no need to leave your computer on
overnight!

How Do I Access the Manage Backups window?
To access your Manage Backups screen on Windows simply right click on the icon
i the task ar at the otto right of our s ree , a d sele t Ma age Ba kups
from the menu. If you are using a Mac OS X computer simply click on the
Li edri e i o o the top e u a d sele t Ma age Ba kups .

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How Do I Add New Folders To Backup?
You can instantly tell which files and folders are being backed up by looking for
the small green square against your files in Windows. In the screenshot below
Documents is backed up, Music is not:

To backup any folder, just right click on it and select 'Backup with Livedrive
Backup' from the Livedrive menu:

Can I Backup External USB Hard Drives?
mybkdrive with external USB HD as long as they retain the same
You can use BackupBeast
drive letter (Windows PCs) or mount point (Mac).

As Backup is a mirrored copy of the files/folders you select, you must ensure that
the device is attached to your computer when running the BackupBeast
mybkdrive software
is running/logged-in.
mybkdrive is running, then the previously
If the device is disconnected whilst BackupBeast
uploaded files will be marked for deletion on your web portal.

Tips when backing up your external USB HD
1. Ensure that you let the scan totally complete before unplugging the device. If
you unplug during a scan then BackupBeast
mybkdrive will start deleting your external USB
files from your web portal.

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2. If you are plugging in a different external HD you need to ensure that the drive
letter or mount point is not re-assigned otherwise Backup Lizard will see this as
the same drive but with all data removed and will begin deleting the data from
the Backup set stored on the servers.
mybkdrive
3. Ensure that the external HD is attached when running BackupBeast.

4. If you want to detach the external HD, you can do so once BackupBeast
software is stopped/logged-out. You must attach the device again when starting
mybkdrive
up BackupBeast.
Please note: we do not support the backup of removable or portable media (e.g.
pen drives, CDs, DVDs, flash drives, mobile devices, iPods, etc) due to the way the
Operating Systems categorises the devices. Whereas external HDs are read by the
OS as local hard drives and therefore these can be backed up with the
mybkdrive software.
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Which Files Should ’t Be Backed Up?
“tori g e er file fro our o puter to the loud is ’t a good idea. This is
because many of the files on your computer are specific to that installation, and
will not work if they are placed on another machine. Adding unnecessary files to
your backup set will also increase the time it takes to upload your files to the
cloud and in some cases will stop the files uploading that you wish to upload. We
suggest making sure the following files on Windows and Mac are not backed up;
Windows
C:\Wi do s folder
C:\Progra Files or C:\Progra Files 86
C:\Users or C:\Do u e ts a d “etti gs ou a sele t folders ithi the User
accounts such as My Documents, My Videos, My Pictures, My Music, Favorites Etc
C:\Users\{username}\AppData
System settings
System files
C:\Users\{username}\Ntuser.dat
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Mac
The e tire /User/ folder ou a sele t folders ithi the User a ou ts su h as
Documents, Videos, Pictures, Music etc.)
The e tire /Li rar / folder
Applications Folder
Utilities Folder
Downloads Folder
Public Folder
Trash

How Do I Remove Folders From My Back Up List?
To remove folders from you Backup list please right click on the Livedrive icon on
the bottom right of your screen in the system tray near the clock, and select
a age a kup .
The Manage Backups menu will contain a list of folders on your computer. Any
folder with a tick next to it is currently being backed up or is in the process of
being backed up. If you un-check that folder, it will be removed.

How Do I View My Uploaded Backups?
The BackupBeast Web Portal makes it simple to view your backups from
anywhere in the world - you don't need to download them to your computer to
display them. You can open Office documents, watch videos, play music and
view photos right from your web browser!
To access your backups at any time simply log into your web portal which can be
seen in your members area.

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Can I access my backups with mobile apps?
Yes indeed. You can access your cloud backups using our apps for iPhone, iPad,
Android, Windows 8 and more.
Choose the App ou eed a d li k o that i age…

mybkdrive E e If I Do ’t Ha e A “ art Pho e?
Ca I Access BackupBeast

BackupBeast’s ai is to e a le users to a ess their files fro a
here at a
time. To help us achieve this goal we have created a mobile site at
http://m.livedrive.com.
The mobile site can be accessed from any mobile with a web browser and an
internet connection. This works as a great alternative for users with less popular
phones to access their files on the go.

mybkdrive To BackUp Multiple Computers?
Can I Use BackupBeast

Yes! If you already have our multiple computer license upgrade, you can install
BackupBeast on upto 5 computers or laptops using the same email and password.

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Mybkdrive Trick: Upload Photos/Files to BackupBeast from Your Facebook!
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We have created a Facebook application which can be accessed HERE. Click on
the Logi to Li edri e utto o the ai dash oard as below…
Simply type your username and password on the login screen and you will then
be taken to your account. You can view, download and upload files to the cloud
straight through Facebook!

To Log out simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click the log out

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Mybkdrive Trick: View your files on your Smart TV!
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Did ou k o it’s possi le to pla files sa ed o Ba kupBeast through our TV? I
the past few years there has been an increase in smart TVs, interactive TV boxes
(such as Apple TV & Boxee), and game consoles with internet connections. If your
device has a web browser you should then be able to stream TV Shows, Films and
music to your TV directly from your LiveDrive Portal!
Please note: File streaming is not supported by all TV web browsers and will
require flash or html 5 to function.

How Do I Restore my files in case I accidentally lose my data?
If you accidentally delete a file from your computer or you lose your computer
and want to transfer all of your files to a new device we have created a program
called Livedrive Restore.
It will help you easily transfer multiple files from BackupBeast to your computer.
To open the program, simply click on the Livedrive icon on your task bar. This can
be found at the bottom right of your screen on a Windows computer or the top of
a Mac OS X screen. Select Restore Backups from the menu and Livedrive
Restore will open in a separate window.
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A list of backed up computers will be displayed on the left hand menu. Simply
select the computer containing the folder you want to restore and then click on
the folder you want to download to your computer.
Please note: You cannot restore all backed up folders at the same time.

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If you have deleted the file it will no longer appear on this list. Instead click on the
folder a d the sele t the e u optio Default ie
e t sele t the optio
sho deleted files . Any files which have been deleted within the last 30 days
will now be displayed in the list.

To restore a folder simply right click on the folder on a Windows computer. If you
are using a Mac OS X device simply click on the folder name. Next select the
Restore option from the menu.

A pop up will appear asking you if you would like to restore the folder to its
original location or to a different location. If you are restoring files which were
stored on the computer you are using we would suggest using Restore to
origi al locatio .
If you are restoring files which were backed up from another computer we would
suggest that you use the hoose desti atio folder optio . Whe hoosi g a
destination we suggest that you restore the files directly to the C drive on your
computer instead of a folder within a folder.

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Once you have selected the restore location and are happy with the settings
si pl li k the Restore utto at the otto of the i do . Your files ill o
begin to download back to your computer.

Should I always be logged-in to my software?
Not Necessarily. BUT, you MUST ensure that your computer connects to the
Internet at least once every 30 days. Backup Beast will remove backups for
computers that have not connected to the service for 30 days.

How do I contact you in case I need help?
You can reach us at: https://www.mybkdrive.com
http://support.backupbeast.com
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