Welcome to the Getting Started guide of UpdateStar Online Backup. With our user-friendly
"Plug&Play" approach new users can get started within 3 minutes. The following steps will guide you through the process of installing and activating UpdateStar Online Backup.
to download the installation file. Double-click the installation file and follow the instructions.
Accept the "Terms and conditions". Use the "Advanced options",
if you wish to choose the installation location yourself or click "Install" to simply use the predefined standard location.
If you chose "Advanced options" you will now have the option of choosing your install directory and if you wish to add shortcut icons to your desktop and your start menu. Click "Install" to continue.
Step 2: Configuration
Login: To be able to use UpdateStar Online Backup you will need to login
to your account. Please use your password, if you already have
one or create an account within the client or
on our website
to activate your trial or purchased product license.
UpdateStar Online Backup will automatically show a few typically used folders to get you started quickly. If you wish to further customize your backup you can access the whole folder structure by clicking "advanced
view" in the top right corner of your application. After specifying what you want to backup you can choose any given weekday(s) for the backup to take place. You can also uncheck all
weekdays, if you only wish to backup your files on demand.
You can specify exactly which folders you want to backup. This is done from the settings tab's "advanced
view" option. Here you simply check the folders you wish to trust UpdateStar Online Backup with and to
start a backup manually and immediately simply click "Backup now".
Please allow for the first backup to take a while, as uploading
several GB takes time, depending on your internet connection.
Subsequent backups will be much faster.
Keep your encryption key safe! You should always have a backup
and hardcopy of your encryption key stored in a safe place! This is without doubt the most important thing when you are done configuring your UpdateStar Online Backup. Why? Because all backups
are encrypted so only you can access these files and this key is the way to access and decrypt your files. Under the "Account" tab you can choose to print and/or export your encryption key.
If you have not done it yet, please do it NOW!
Step 4: Restoring your files
Restoring on a new computer: When restoring on a new computer you will need to install UpdateStar Online Backup first (follow the steps of the installation guide). After the installation you simply log on with your email and password and import your encryption key (see
step 3). Once this is done you can freely choose which backup you wish to restore just as shown below.
Select backup: Restoring a backup is simple. Access your UpdateStar Online Backup application and choose the "Restore" tab. Here you will have a list of your backup sets. Choose from which set you wish to restore and click "Restore backup
set" or click "Browse backup set" to search and restore
specific files from the backup. It is that easy!