Frequently Asked Questions

OneDrive Backup

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Why do I need to backup my OneDrive data?
How do I backup my OneDrive data?
How do I restore my backed up data?
Does IDrive backup the modified files and folders in my OneDrive account?
Will IDrive maintain versions of the files stored in my OneDrive account?
Is my OneDrive data secure with IDrive?
 
 
 
 

Why do I need to backup my OneDrive data?

Your data can be liable to loss, user errors or malicious behavior which Microsoft cannot protect you against. By backing up your OneDrive data with IDrive, you can ensure your data is never lost. Also, access them easily from anywhere and even recover the ones that were deleted long ago, without depending on Microsoft.


How do I backup my OneDrive data?

Before you backup OneDrive data, you need to authenticate your OneDrive account.

To authenticate,

  1. Login to IDrive from any web browser.
  2. Click 'OneDrive Backup' displayed on the left navigation bar.
  3. Click 'Authenticate Now!'. You will be redirected to the OneDrive login page.
  4. OneDrive authenticate-now
  5. Provide OneDrive credentials and click 'Sign in'.

Once authenticated, you can backup data stored in your account by clicking 'Backup' displayed next to account username in the 'OneDrive accounts' section. Access your backed up data from the folder 'onedrive', created in your IDrive account.

Note: For some IDrive accounts, your backed up OneDrive data is stored in a folder created with your OneDrive username.

OneDrive backup

Note:

  • We do not backup OneNote files from OneDrive.
  • IDrive does not store your OneDrive account information, so every time you wish to backup, you must provide your OneDrive account credentials.

How do I restore my backed up data?

Restore backed up data to your OneDrive account in a few steps.

To restore data,

  1. Login to IDrive from any web browser.
  2. Click 'OneDrive Backup' displayed on the left navigation bar.
  3. Click 'Authenticate Now!'. You will be redirected to the OneDrive login page.
  4. Provide OneDrive credentials and click 'Sign in'. You can view the associated accounts in the 'OneDrive accounts' section.
  5. Click 'Restore' displayed next to account username in the 'OneDrive accounts' section.

Access your restored data from 'RestoredfromIDrive' folder in your OneDrive account.

OneDrive restore

Does IDrive backup the modified files and folders in my OneDrive account?

Yes, IDrive does incremental backups, which means subsequent OneDrive data backups will only include the data that have been added/modified since the last backup.

Will IDrive maintain versions of the files stored in my OneDrive account?

Yes, IDrive maintains previous versions of all the backed up files in your OneDrive account. You can retain up to 10 previous file versions.

To retain the previous versions,

  1. Login to IDrive from any web browser.
  2. Go to 'Backup'.
  3. OneDrive files
  4. Right-click on the file you want to retain the previous version of and click 'Version'. You can see the previous versions of the file.
    OneDrive versions
  5. Click versions icon against the particular version you wish to download.
    versions modified

Is my OneDrive data secure with IDrive?

Yes. IDrive uses 256-bit AES encryption to keep your data safe and secure. Data is encrypted during the backup process and transferred via a secure SSL connection. On signup, you can choose a private encryption key which is known only to you, to maintain utmost data confidentiality.

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