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IDrive Explorer Questions
faq What is IDrive Explorer?
faq How do I drag-n-drop data using IDrive Explorer?
faq How do I restore a file from IDrive Explorer?
faq How do I restore an older version of my file using the IDrive Explorer interface?
faq Do I need to restart my system to use the IDrive Explorer interface?
faq What are the operations supported for the search results obtained using IDrive Explorer?














 

What is IDrive Explorer?

IDrive Explorer maps as a read-only virtual drive on your computer using which, you can drag-n-drop data to restore it from your IDrive account to the local machine. The look-n-feel of the Microsoft Windows Explorer interface makes it easy-to-use.

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How do I drag-n-drop data using IDrive Explorer?

Open the IDrive Explorer. Select the file / folder and drag-n-drop the same to the desired location on your local machine.

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How do I restore a file from IDrive Explorer?

The IDrive Explorer interface makes it easy to restore your files and folders. You can restore your data in the following ways:

Copy-n-Paste
1. Open the IDrive Explorer interface.
2. Right-click the file/folder and select the ‘Copy’ option from the menu and paste it to the desired location on your PC.

Drag-n-drop
1. Open the IDrive Explorer interface.
2. Select the file/folder and drag-n-drop the file/folder to its intended destination on your PC.
3. Select the 'open folder after completion of download' from the check box to open the file/folder automatically as soon as it is copied or downloaded.

Restore to a specific destination
1. Open the IDrive Explorer interface.
2. Right-click the file/folder and select the 'Restore to...' option from the menu. Select the location on the PC for restore.

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How do I restore an older version of my file using the IDrive Explorer interface?

The IDrive application stores up to 30 versions of each file backed up to your account. You can view different versions of a file. This option is only enabled for files.

To view the different versions of the file, follow the steps given below:

1. Open the IDrive Explorer interface.
2. Open the folder and select the file that you want to restore.
3. Right-click the file and select the ‘View Versions’ option from the menu.
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Double-click on the file that you want to restore. Select the ‘View Versions’ option from the IDrive Explorer Plug-in menu bar.

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The ‘File Versions’ screen displays with a list all the versions (up to 30).

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Do I need to restart my system to use the IDrive Explorer interface?

Yes. After installing the 'IDrive Online Backup Classic' desktop application, install the IDrive Explorer Plug-in and reboot your system.

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What are the operations supported for the search results obtained using IDrive Explorer?

You can view the file properties, its versions or drag-n-drop / copy-n-paste the search results to the local computer.

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