Restore your entire computer and OS with the entire machine backup folder created via the IDrive® desktop application. One-step restore recovers your complete machine by using the backed-up boot files directly from the cloud. This process helps to seamlessly recover the OS to its earlier state, with the same partitions as the original computer. You can restore the data to a different computer, either with similar or dissimilar hardware.
Steps to recover your entire machine backup, including the OS, to similar or dissimilar hardware via IDrive® Desktop Application
Note: You can also restore the 'IDMachineBackup' folder from a network location. Select the 'Restore from Local, Wi-Fi or Express device' option and choose the required network location. Click 'Verify access to a network location for backup'. In the 'Network Details' popup, enter the UNC path ("\\IP Address or Computer name\dir") of Network\NAS location, your username (domain\username), and password for network authentication. Click the 'Validate' button.
A popup message will request confirmation as restoring a machine backup will overwrite all existing content of the drive. Click 'Yes' to proceed.
You can view the progress of the restore on the Entire Machine Restore window. Once the restoration is complete, select your hard disk in BIOS and boot your computer to get the operating system.
You must be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or ethernet for downloading the IDMachinebackup folder.
To connect to Wi-Fi ,
Similarly, you can configure the connected network for downloading the IDMachineBackup folder.