Getting started

Configure IDrive Basic Client on your machine to perform immediate backups, schedule backup jobs, restore data and more.

Set up the application

The Basic Client requires no complex configurations. Simply download, install and sign in to the application to start an immediate backup.

Manage backup and restore

Run and manage your backup and restore activities. The straightforward interface simplifies backup and recovery of your data by enabling you to perform the following tasks with ease:

  • Perform one-click entire machine backup including operating system and settings.
  • Schedule and run automatic hourly, daily, or weekly cloud backups to keep all your files protected.
  • Restore files from the cloud anytime; ensure protection against ransomware with snapshots.
  • Share files and folders stored on your IDrive account with friends and associates for collaborative access.

IDrive® Basic Client - An Overview

  • Entire machine backup

    Backup your full PC including Operating system, boot information, settings to cloud or select individual files/folders for backup.

  • Scheduled backup

    Set the day, time, and notification options to automate backup. Schedule backups on a daily basis or select days.

  • Restore - original or custom location

    Restore the entire PC with its OS and settings to the same computer or a new one. Recover files and folders to the original or a new location.

  • Snapshot for ransomware protection

    Protect your data against ransomware with snapshot restores. Use historical backups of your data as recovery points to perform point-in-time recovery.

  • Configure settings

    Set bandwidth throttle for uploads, modify backup set, configure email notifications and optimize storage by excluding files and folders.

IDrive Cloud Backup Features

Entire Machine Backup

Perform full PC backup including operating system, boot information, settings or select files/folders for backup.

Incremental Backup

IDrive automatically recognizes the modified portions of a file and backs them up incrementally to save storage space and ease network bandwidth.

Snapshots and Versioning

Snapshots provide historical view of data for point-in-time recovery and protect against ransomware. Upto 30 versions of the backed up files are retained.

True Archiving

No data is deleted from your account until you manually delete them. So you can retrieve them even after long deleting from your computer. Files deleted from cloud can also be recovered from Trash within 30 days of deletion.

Security and Privacy

IDrive secures your files during their transfer and storage with 256-bit AES encryption using a user-defined key that is not stored anywhere on the server.

Business Compliance

IDrive assists businesses to comply with regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, GLBA and SEC/FINRA.