Clickfree DVD Transformer Computer Drive User Manual

Clickfree DVD Transformer User Guide
for Apple Macintosh users
Clickfree DVD Transformer for Macintosh: User Guide
Contents
Contents
INTRODUCING CLICKFREE DVD TRANSFORMER
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Main Features
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Package contents
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Definitions
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BASICS
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HOW DOES CLICKFREE WORK?
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WHAT GETS BACKED UP?
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Clickfree backs up content
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Does Clickfree back up all of my content every time?
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What content categories does Clickfree back up?
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WHAT DO I NEED BEFORE I START?
BACKING UP MY CONTENT
HOW DO I START USING MY CLICKFREE DVD TRANSFORMER?
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ZERO EFFORT BACKUP – REALLY!
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HOW DO I CHANGE HOW CLICKFREE DOES BACKUPS?
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Choosing what to back up
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Backing up all of the files in selected folders
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Choosing categories of content to be backed up
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Choosing folders to search for content
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RESTORING MY CONTENT
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WHAT IF MY COMPUTER’S INTERNAL HARD DISK STOPS WORKING, OR I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER MY
CONTENT TO A NEW COMPUTER?
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WHAT DO I NEED BEFORE I CAN USE CLICKFREE TO RESTORE OR TRANSFER MY CONTENT?
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HOW DO I GET MY CONTENT BACK?
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What gets restored, and to where?
HOW DO I LET CLICKFREE RESTORE DECIDE WHAT TO RESTORE AND WHERE?
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HOW DO I CHANGE HOW CLICKFREE RESTORES CONTENT?
Contents
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Restoring content
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Choosing categories of content to be restored
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Choosing where to restore content to
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BROWSING & SEARCHING FOR MY FILES
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Starting from the Welcome window
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From the Backup Summary window
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ADVANCED TOPICS
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER?
How is backup different when I have more than one computer?
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HOW DO I RESTORE MY FILES USING ONLY THE BACKUP DISKS?
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HOW DO I MAKE MULTIPLE BACKUPS?
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CLICKFREE TOOLS
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Manage Backups
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Master reset
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Updating Clickfree software
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Verify
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HOW DO I CHOOSE INDIVIDUAL FILES FOR RESTORE?
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WHAT DO I DO IF CLICKFREE DOESN’T START AUTOMATICALLY?
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LEGAL STUFF
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Introducing Clickfree DVD Transformer
Introducing Clickfree DVD Transformer
Thank you for buying the Clickfree DVD Transformer – the easiest way to keep the
valuable information on your computer safe.
Clickfree is an easy-to-use computer backup system that automatically searches for and
backs up content stored on your computer. No hardware configuration or software
installation is required. The backup procedure begins once the DVD Transformer has been
attached to your computer.
Caution:
Please remember that a backup is meant to be a second copy of your computer
data, not the only copy of your data. Having two copies (redundancy) is what
keeps your important data safe. Please use your Clickfree DVD Transformer to
keep a safe copy of your data.
MAIN FEATURES
Clickfree backup technology
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Automatically starts when connected to your computer
Does not require any software installation or setup
For most users automatically backs up everything that matters
Customizable backup options
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Includes options for custom file types and full folder backup
Still runs as Clickfree, even after customizing settings
Remembers your customized settings for each user you use it with
Multi-computer backup
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Holds information about all of the backups you make while using it. It can hold the
information for any number of computers
Note: You need separate recordable media for each computer – each CD or DVD
can be used for only one backup.
Easy restore to same or other computer
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Backed-up content can quickly and easily be restored
You don’t need the DVD Transformer to restore content – if necessary, a restore can
be done using only the recordable media containing the backed-up files. However,
unless the DVD Transformer is not available, you should always use it for a restore.
You can just as easily ‘restore’ content to a different computer as to the original one
This makes the Clickfree DVD Transformer a great way to move your content from
your old computer to your new one
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Introducing Clickfree DVD Transformer
How it backs up
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The first time you connect a Clickfree DVD Transformer to your computer it
searches for, finds, backs up and organizes all of your important content
Each subsequent time you connect the Clickfree DVD Transformer to your
computer, you can choose to just do an update:
• Any new files since your last backup are added to the backup
• Any files that were changed since your last backup are updated on the
backup
• Any files that were deleted from your computer since the last backup, are
ignored
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Your Clickfree backup package contains:
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one Clickfree DVD Transformer
one quick start guide
DEFINITIONS
Just to make sure that the user guide is clear, we’re going to define a couple of terms that
are used throughout the guide.
Back up and Restore
Backing up is making copies of data so that a copy can be used to restore the original after
the data is lost or destroyed. Backups are used to restore data after loss of or damage to
your computer’s hard disk, and to restore files that have been accidentally deleted or
corrupted.
Making a backup of your content only copies it from your computer to your backup disk,
and does not delete it from the computer’s hard disk.
Restoring your content from a backup only copies it from your backup disk to your
computer, and does not delete it from the backup disk.
Important: Clickfree never erases or replaces content on your computer’s hard disk, unless
you ask it to replace a file during restore.
Clickfree never erases anything from your backup disks.
And unless you ask it to remove back up history, Clickfree never erases the
history.
Your Clickfree backups are also handy for moving or copying data from one computer to
another.
Backup disks
Generally, throughout this guide, the recordable media (CDs and DVDs) used to back up
your content are referred to as backup disks.
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Introducing Clickfree DVD Transformer
Content
Normally you don’t use Clickfree to back up your applications or operating system, only
the data that you have created or copied to your computer – music, photos, letters, emails
etc. In this guide we refer to this data as content.
File
Information used by your computer and stored in a specific place on your hard disk. A file
may be content, an application or part of an application, or information a program uses in
some way.
Sometimes the relationship between content and file is clear: a photo or a letter is usually a
single file. On the other hand, a single email message may be just a part of a large file that
contains many messages, and related information such as email addresses, calendar events
etc. However, you don’t need to be concerned about this because Clickfree takes care of all
the details for you.
History
Important:
Although the DVD Transformer backs up all of your content to backup disks,
and all of your content can be restored using the backup disks alone (that is, without using
the DVD Transformer), if possible you should always perform restores and transfers with
the DVD Transformer plugged in. This is because backup history is stored on the DVD
Transformer.
This includes information about which disk holds which files, and, in particular, which
disk has the most up-to-date version of a file that has been backed up more than once.
Without the DVD Transformer, to restore your files you will likely need to run restore from
multiple backups to be sure that you can restore all of your files in their most current
versions.
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Basics
Basics
HOW DOES CLICKFREE WORK?
All you need to do to keep your projects, photos, videos, music etc. safe is to plug the
Clickfree DVD Transformer in to your computer, supply recordable media when
prompted, and let it work!
No need to install software or to configure anything. Your computer knows when the
Clickfree DVD Transformer has been plugged in, and it runs the backup program
automatically each time it is connected.
You can back up as many computers as you like with the Clickfree DVD Transformer. The
same thing happens each time you plug it into a new computer. And information about
each of your backed-up computers is kept separate on the DVD Transformer.
When Clickfree has finished backing up each computer, just unplug the DVD Transformer,
eject the backup disk, and store them in a safe place.
If your data is lost for any reason (hard disk crash, laptop lost or stolen, content
accidentally deleted), you’ll be really happy that you bought and used Clickfree. Your
backed-up content is safe on your Clickfree backup, waiting to be restored when you have
a working computer again.
A Clickfree backup is also ideal for transferring your content from an old computer to a
new one.
Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, the program may not run by itself – it may need a little
help. If this happens to you, don’t worry – it’s easy to get things going. We’ll show you
how a little later. For details, see “What do I do if Clickfree doesn’t start automatically?” on
page 36.
WHAT GETS BACKED UP?
CLICKFREE BACKS UP CONTENT
At Clickfree we want to protect our customers from losing things that are irreplaceable.
That’s why Clickfree finds and backs up all of the content from wherever it is on your
computer.
When it runs automatically, Clickfree backs up everything in your Home folder – this is
where you normally put all of the content that you create or place in your computer. This
includes photos, music, video, office documents, financial data, email, etc Most likely, this
means that it will back up everything that matters to you right out of the box without you
having to do anything but plug it in.
Unless you explicitly ask it to do so, Clickfree does not back up the applications or the
operating system. This means that your backup won’t need nearly as much space as the
size of your computer’s hard disk since your content may only take up a small portion of
your hard disk’s capacity, and we only back up the content.
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DOES CLICKFREE BACK UP ALL OF MY CONTENT EVERY TIME?
The first time you back up your computer Clickfree backs up the entire Home folder,
which might take some time – it just depends on how much content you have. Each time
you use Clickfree after that, you can choose to back up only the new or changed content, so
it will be much quicker.
WHAT CONTENT CATEGORIES DOES CLICKFREE BACK UP?
If you choose to back up by content category (rather than backing up your entire Home
folder), Clickfree backs up content in these categories:
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Office Documents – usually from word-processing programs such as AbiWord,
Microsoft Word, NeoOffice, iWork, Adobe files
Music – including CAF, CD audio, MP3, MIDI
Videos – for example, AVI, MPEG, Shockwave Flash
Photos – including common graphic formats such as JPEG, TIFF, and RAW
Emails and Messages – including Apple Mail, Entourage, Thunderbird
Favorite Websites – internet shortcuts and address books
Other – including Stuffit and hqx files, XML, and comma-separated values files
Want to know more? You can look at the details by following the steps in “How do I
change how Clickfree does backups?” on page 13 without making any changes.
WHAT DO I NEED BEFORE I START?
All you need to start your backup is the Clickfree DVD Transformer. Before you start your
first Restore, you should read through the “Restoring my content” chapter of this manual.
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For Clickfree to work, your computer needs to be running Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
on an Intel processor
In addition you need:
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One free USB port on your computer
At least 100 MB of free space on your computer
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HOW DO I START USING MY CLICKFREE DVD TRANSFORMER?
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To start using your Clickfree DVD Transformer:
1. Make sure that your computer is switched on and has finished starting up.
2. Log in, if that is what you normally do.
Note:
You should close all open applications before starting to back up your files.
3. Attach the Clickfree DVD Transformer to your computer by plugging it in to a USB
port on your computer.
USB ports usually looks like this:
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Wait for the Clickfree window to appear. You may have to wait up to a full minute for
your computer to recognize the Clickfree DVD Transformer.
4. The first time you connect your Clickfree DVD Transformer, the Start Clickfree
Backup window appears on the desktop.
5. Double-click the icon to start the backup. Every time after the first time the backup
starts by itself.
When the Clickfree backup starts to run, a Welcome window appears and shows the
number of seconds left before the backup starts automatically:
Note:
The View Files and Restore buttons do not appear until you have backed up
content using the DVD Transformer.
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ZERO EFFORT BACKUP – REALLY!
Unless you stop the countdown by clicking a button, at the end of the countdown period
Clickfree starts the backup.
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If you want to let Clickfree decide what needs to be backed up from where, then
you’re done: just relax and let Clickfree work.
All you need to do is to put recordable media in your CD/DVD writer when
prompted.
Without any effort on your part, Clickfree is safeguarding your valuable content!
For details, see “What gets backed up?” on page 7.
1. If you want to make changes to how backup is done, click Options and see “How do I
change how Clickfree does backups?” on page 13.
Clickfree displays some windows to show progress:
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2. Click OK.
3. Choose whether you are backing up onto CD or DVD.
Note:
At this point, Clickfree calculates how many disks are needed to hold all of the
files you want to back up.
If you don’t have enough disks, click Options to go back to choosing what to back
up, and deselect some files or file categories.
If you previously backed up this computer, you can choose whether to backup only
files that are new or have changed since the last backup.
4. Click I’m Ready-Start Backup.
If needed, Clickfree prompts you when to put recordable media in your CD/DVD
writer.
Clickfree then backs up the content you chose to your backup disk(s):
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5. At the end of the backup, the backup disk is ejected, and you are prompted to label it:
6. Click OK.
The Backup Summary window shows you how many files in each category were
backed up this time (New column) and from all backups for this user, including this
one (Total column). The Space Used column shows the amount of space that files
from all backups take up on their respective backup disks.
When you see the Backup Summary window, unplug the DVD Transformer, label
the backup disk(s), and store them in a safe place.
Note:
Clickfree tells you to label the disk with a number and date.
If you have more than one computer to back up, you should also write the
computer’s name (seen on the Backup Summary screen) on the disk.
In addition, since Clickfree identifies backups by number, date, and time, you
should also write the time of backup if it is possible that you may make more than
one backup in a day.
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HOW DO I CHANGE HOW CLICKFREE DOES BACKUPS?
You can decide whether Clickfree backs up complete folders, or backs up content by
category (for example, Office Documents). The default is to back up your complete Home
folder.
If you choose to back up content by category, you can choose:
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Note:
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The categories of content Clickfree backs up
Where Clickfree looks for this content
Changes you make to how Clickfree does backups are “sticky”: they are stored
and applied again to later backups for this user unless you modify them.
To review or change what gets backed up:
1. Follow steps 1 to 4 of the procedure “How do I start using my Clickfree DVD
Transformer?” on page 9.
2. Before the countdown reaches zero, click Options.
The Options / Tools window is displayed:
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CHOOSING WHAT TO BACK UP
3. If you want Clickfree to check that all files have been written to the backup disk
properly, and can be read, check Please click on this checkbox …. For information
about how this works, click
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4. You can either back up all of the files in selected folders (for example, your Home
folder), or you can choose the categories of content to back up (for example, Office
Documents, Photos, and Videos), and the folders to search for these categories.
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To back up all of the files in selected folders, make sure that the radio button to the
left of (Recommended) Select this option to backup all files for… is selected
. If it isn’t, select it, and go to step 5.
To choose categories and folders to search, make sure that the radio button to the
left of Select this option to backup by category is selected
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If it isn’t, select it, and go to step 7.
BACKING UP ALL OF THE FILES IN SELECTED FOLDERS
Your home folder is selected by default.
5. Choose which folders you want Clickfree to back up completely. You can add and
remove folders.
Click the Advanced button near the top right of the Clickfree window, then
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To add a folder
a. Click
b. Navigate to the folder to be added
c. Click Open
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To remove a folder:
a. Select the folder to be removed
b. Click
Note:
You must choose at least one folder.
6. When you are finished choosing folders, click OK twice, and go to step 10.
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CHOOSING CATEGORIES OF CONTENT TO BE BACKED UP
All of the categories are selected by default.
7. Choose the categories of content to be backed up, for example, Office Documents,
Photos, and Videos.
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To include a category, for example, Photos, in the backup, make sure that the box to
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the left of the category name is checked
. If it isn’t, click the box to check it.
You can add and remove the checkmark by clicking in the box.
To exclude a category, for example, Music, from the backup, make sure that the box
to the left of the category name is unchecked
to uncheck it.
Note:
. If it is checked, click the box
You must choose at least one category.
CHOOSING FOLDERS TO SEARCH FOR CONTENT
Your home folder is selected by default.
8. Choose where you want Clickfree to search for the categories you chose earlier. You
can add and remove folders
Click the Advanced button near the bottom right of the Clickfree window, then
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To add a folder
a. Click
b. Navigate to the folder to be added
c. Click Open
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To remove a folder:
d. Select the folder to be removed
e. Click
Note:
You must choose at least one folder.
9. When you are finished choosing folders, click OK twice, and continue with step 10.
10. When you have made your choices, click Start to begin the backup.
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Clickfree searches for content to back up
Before actually backing up any content, Clickfree adds up the sizes of the files in the
complete folders you chose, or searches the folders you chose for your chosen categories of
content and adds up the sizes of all of the content it finds:
Clickfree backs up your content
11. Choose whether you are backing up onto CD or DVD.
Note:
At this point, Clickfree calculates how many disks are needed to hold all of the
files you want to back up.
If you don’t have enough disks, click Options to go back to choosing what to back
up, and deselect some files or file categories.
12. If you previously backed up this computer, you can choose whether to backup only
files that are new or have changed since the last backup, then click I’m Ready-Start
Backup.
If needed, Clickfree prompts you when to put recordable media in your CD/DVD
writer.
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Clickfree then backs up the content you chose to your backup disk(s):
At the end of the backup, the backup disk is ejected, and you are prompted to label it:
13. Click OK.
The Backup Summary window shows you how many files in each category were
backed up this time (New column), and from all backups including this one, for this
user (Total column). The Space Used column shows the amount of space that files from
all backups for this user take up on their respective backup disks.
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When you see the Backup Summary window, unplug the DVD Transformer, label the
backup disk(s), and store them in a safe place.
Note:
Clickfree tells you to label the disk with a number and date.
If you have more than one computer to back up, you should also write the
computer’s name (seen on the Backup Summary screen) on the disk.
In addition, since Clickfree identifies backups by number, date, and time, you
should also write the time of backup if it is possible that you may make more than
one backup in a day.
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Restoring my content
WHAT IF MY COMPUTER’S INTERNAL HARD DISK STOPS WORKING, OR I WOULD LIKE TO
TRANSFER MY CONTENT TO A NEW COMPUTER?
All computer hard disks fail eventually, sometimes without warning. Occasionally,
computers suffer damage that affects the hard disk. Sometimes, laptop computers get lost
or stolen. Sometimes, also, you may delete content by mistake. When these things happen,
other computer users may lose valuable, sometimes irreplaceable, data.
But if you lose content you’ll be really happy that you bought and used Clickfree. Your
backed-up content is safe on your Clickfree backup, and can be restored when you have a
working computer again.
A Clickfree backup is also ideal for transferring your content from an old computer to a
new one.
WHAT DO I NEED BEFORE I CAN USE CLICKFREE TO RESTORE OR TRANSFER MY
CONTENT?
Before you can restore your content, your computer needs to be working – at the very least
it needs to be able to start up and display the desktop.
You need the CDs or DVDs that were used to back up your computer. In addition you
should have the DVD Transformer you used to back up your content. You can restore files
without the DVD Transformer, but it is more difficult to restore all of your files without the
DVD Transformer. See “How do I restore my files using only the backup disks?” on page
30 in the Advanced topics chapter.
Of course, you can ‘restore’ your content to any computer that meets the system
requirements (see “What do I need before I start?” on page 8), not just to the computer
whose content you backed up.
The easiest way to copy content between computers is to have your backup disks handy
and plug the DVD Transformer in to your new computer. When the Clickfree application
launches, just click the Restore button at the bottom of the countdown screen and follow
the procedure to restore content in “How do I let Clickfree restore decide what to restore
and where?” on page 20.
HOW DO I GET MY CONTENT BACK?
To get your content back you don’t need to do much more than you did to back the content
up – it just takes a couple of clicks, and the insertion of backup disks when asked.
As with Clickfree backup, you can either make some choices – whether to restore all, or
just selected content, and where the content is restored to – or you can allow Clickfree to
make the choices for you.
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Note:
Restoring my content
At the start of a restore, Clickfree asks you to insert a backup disk with a particular
number and date.
In addition, as the restore proceeds, if you have backed up the computer more than
once, Clickfree may ask you to insert one or more other backup disks with a
particular numbers and dates.
WHAT GETS RESTORED, AND TO WHERE?
When Clickfree restore runs without you changing any options, it restores all of the
content that was backed up, and puts it in the Restored Files folder under your Home
folder.
If you prefer, you can easily tell Clickfree to restore your files to any place on your
computer’s hard disk that is convenient for you.
For details, see:
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“How do I let Clickfree restore decide what to restore and where?” on page 20
“How do I change how Clickfree restores content?” on page 24
HOW DO I LET CLICKFREE RESTORE DECIDE WHAT TO RESTORE AND WHERE?
You can allow Clickfree to make the decisions about what to restore and to where, but you
need to confirm what Clickfree plans to do.
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To let Clickfree decide what to restore and to where:
1. Make sure that your computer is switched on and has finished starting up.
2. Log in, if that is what you normally do.
3. Connect the DVD Transformer to a USB port on your computer.
4. Wait for the Clickfree window to appear – this may take up to 60 seconds.
The Clickfree Welcome window appears with the countdown, just as it did when you
used it to back up your content.
But this time you are not going to allow Clickfree to start the backup.
Because you have backed up content using the DVD Transformer, the countdown
window now shows buttons at the bottom to allow you to View Files and Restore files.
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5. Before the countdown gets to zero, click Restore. The What to restore window
appears.
Note that all of the categories that have backed-up content are checked off in the
Categories column.
6. Before you click Continue to restore all of your content, or select categories to be
restored, look at the user name in the Select what you would like to restore box.
If you have used the DVD Transformer to make backups for your user name, the Select
what you would like to restore box by default contains your user name, and, unless
you change it, the content to be restored will come from your user account.
7. Choose a user from the list that contains the names of all of the users whose files have
been backed up on using the DVD Transformer; if you made more than one backup for
that user, choose the date/time of the backup you want to restore files from.
Note:
To restore content from more than one user or date/time simply repeat the restore
process choosing a different user or date/time.
8. Since you are letting Clickfree restore all of your content, simply click Next.
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9. Since you are letting Clickfree restore files to the default folder, simply click Next.
Clickfree confirms how many files will be restored, and where they are going to be
restored to:
If necessary, Clickfree prompts you to insert the required disk:
10. Insert the requested backup disk.
As Clickfree restores your content, it shows you what is happening and how far it has
gotten in the process.
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11. Before it overwrites an existing file on your computer with one of the same name from
the backed-up files, Clickfree asks if you want to replace the existing file with the one
from the backup:
12. You can choose to:
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Keep both copies of this one file – click Keep Both. Clickfree renames the backedup file by adding ‘ copy’ to the end of the file name, then restores the renamed file.
Keep both copies of all same-name files – check Do this for all duplicate files and
click Keep Both. Clickfree, without asking you, renames the remaining backed-up
files by adding ‘copy’ to the ends of the file names, then restores the renamed files.
Not replace this one file – click Skip
Not replace any same-name files – check Do this for all duplicate files and click
Skip. Clickfree skips all remaining same-name files without asking you.
Replace just this file – click Replace
Replace all same-name files – check Do this for all duplicate files and click Replace.
Clickfree replaces all remaining same-name files without asking you.
If two files have the same size (KB) and same date/time modified, it is likely safe to
skip.
13. When all of your content has been restored, Clickfree tells you that it is done.
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14. To open a Finder window at the restore folder, click the button below Your files have
been restored to.
15. To finish, simply unplug the DVD Transformer, eject the backup disk(s), and store them
in a safe place.
Note:
Your content has not been deleted from your Clickfree backup: it is still safe on the
backup disks.
HOW DO I CHANGE HOW CLICKFREE RESTORES CONTENT?
By making choices at several steps in the restore process you can choose which content is
restored and where it is restored to.
RESTORING CONTENT
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To change how Clickfree restores content:
1. Follow steps 1 to 5 of the previous section “How do I let Clickfree restore decide what
to restore and where?” on page 20.
2. What you do next depends on whether you want to restore all or only some of your
files.
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If you want to restore only some of your files, continue with step 3.
If you want to restore all of your files (the default), go to step 5.
CHOOSING CATEGORIES OF CONTENT TO BE RESTORED
Note that all of the categories that contain files have checkboxes that you can check or
uncheck in the Categories column. By default, all of them are checked.
3. For each category whose content you want to restore, ensure that the checkbox is
checked.
4. Click Next.
You can also choose to restore individual files within each category. For details see
“How do I choose individual files for restore?” on page 35 in the “Advanced topics”
chapter.
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CHOOSING WHERE TO RESTORE CONTENT TO
5. What you do next depends on whether you want to restore your content to the default
folder or to somewhere else.
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If you want to restore your content to the default folder, go to step 7.
If you want to restore your files to another folder, click Change Destination, and
continue with step 6.
6. Navigate to your chosen destination and click Open.
7. Click Next.
If necessary, Clickfree prompts you to insert the required disk:
8. Insert the requested backup disk.
9. Assuming that there is enough space on your hard disk, the restore starts.
As Clickfree restores your content, it shows you what is happening and how far it has
gotten in the process.
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Before it overwrites an existing file on your computer with one of the same name from
the backed-up files, Clickfree asks if you want to replace the existing file with the samename file from the backup:
10. You can choose to:
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Keep both copies of this one file – click Keep Both. Clickfree renames the backedup file by adding ‘ copy’ to the end of the file name, then restores the renamed file.
Keep both copies of all same-name files – check Do this for all duplicate files and
click Keep Both. Clickfree, without asking you, renames the remaining backed-up
files by adding ‘ copy’ to the ends of the file names, then restores the renamed files.
Not replace this one file – click Skip
Not replace any same-name files – check Do this for all duplicate files and click
Skip. Clickfree skips all remaining same-name files without asking you.
Replace just this file – click Replace
Replace all same-name files – check Do this for all duplicate files and click Replace.
Clickfree replaces all remaining same-name files without asking you.
If two files have the same size (KB) and same date/time modified, it is likely to be
safe to skip.
When all of your content has been restored, Clickfree tells you that it is done.
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11. To open a Finder window at the restore folder, click the button below Your files have
been restored to.
12. To finish, simply unplug the DVD Transformer, eject the backup disk(s), and store them
in a safe place.
Note:
Your content has not been deleted from your Clickfree backup: it is still safe on the
backup disks.
My program cannot find the restored files – what should I do?
Note:
Some programs, especially those like Apple Mail in which you do not open files
from a file open dialog, expect to find their files in a particular folder. If you restore
files to a folder other than the original folder, your program may not be able to find
them.
If your program displays an error message telling you that it cannot find its files, or if the
program starts up but your data is missing, you will need to move the files to the proper
folder. Unfortunately, this is different for every application and you may need to consult
the program’s Help or user guide to find out where the files need to be moved to.
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Browsing & searching for my files
Browsing & searching for my files
From the Backup Summary window you can:
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Note:
Browse your backup(s) for files
Search your backup(s) for files
When you try to do anything with a file (for example, to open the file), Clickfree
prompts you to insert the backup disk that contains the latest (most up-to-date)
version of that file.
STARTING FROM THE WELCOME WINDOW
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To browse and search for files:
Before the countdown gets to zero, click View Files. The Backup Summary window is
displayed.
FROM THE BACKUP SUMMARY WINDOW
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Browsing & searching for my files
To browse and search for files:
1. In the Backup box select the name of the user whose files you want to search or browse
for.
2. Do one of the following:
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To use the normal Finder features to find and open your files, Click Backup View.
To browse your files by category, click any of the underlined numbers (for example,
).
The window that opens lists, on the left, all of the folders that contain files from the
category that corresponds to the number you clicked:
Select a folder to view the files it contains.
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Advanced topics
Advanced topics
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER?
DVD Transformer can back as many computers as you like.
Note:
Each CD or DVD is used for only one backup. Once a backup is finished you
cannot record anything else on the disk.
Clickfree creates a unique identifier for each computer and user that it is used with,
regardless of the computer’s and user’s names. This allows Clickfree to back up content
for more than one computer and user without the files getting mixed up with each other,
even if all of the computers and users have the same names.
HOW IS BACKUP DIFFERENT WHEN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER?
It makes no difference at all - just plug the DVD Transformer in to each computer to
back up its users’ content.
Each time you back up a user’s content for the first time, the user name is added to the
drop down list of users that you see in the Backups box on the Backup Summary
window.
HOW DO I RESTORE MY FILES USING ONLY THE BACKUP DISKS?
If the DVD Transformer is not available, you can restore content using only the backup
disk(s).
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To restore content using only a backup disk
1. Insert the disk in the computer:
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2. Click Restore Files and continue with the normal restore procedure.
3. If you click View, you see a summary of backed-up files.
You can continue with the normal browsing and searching functions.
HOW DO I MAKE MULTIPLE BACKUPS?
The first time you back up a user’s content using the DVD Transformer, Clickfree makes
a full backup. The next time you perform a backup for the same user you can choose to
back up only new and changed content.
If you want to keep multiple backups of a user’s content, on the Search Summary
window uncheck Only backup files that are new or have changed since the last
backup.
CLICKFREE TOOLS
Several tools are available for working with Clickfree:
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Manage backups – shows backup information and allows you to remove all
backups for a user
Master reset - removes all back up history from the DVD Transformer, and
undoes any changes you have made to the backup settings.
Verify – checks that files have been correctly written to CD/DVD, and that they
can be read
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Advanced topics
To use these tools:
1. Connect the Clickfree DVD Transformer to your computer as described in “How do
I start using my Clickfree DVD Transformer?” on page 9.
2. When you see the countdown window, click Options before the countdown reaches
zero:
3. Click Tools to show the available tools.
MANAGE BACKUPS
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To remove a user:
If you no longer want to keep back up history for a user, you can remove the
information from the Clickfree DVD Transformer.
Note:
Even after you remove a user from your DVD Transformer, you can still restore
content from backup disks. However, information about which files are on
which disk is lost.
1. On the Tools window click Manage Backups.
2. Click the user you want to remove.
3. Click Remove Backup.
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4. If you really want to remove the user’s backup history from the Clickfree DVD
Transformer, click Yes.
Warning: Once you have removed a user’s backup history from the Clickfree DVD
Transformer there is no way to recover that user’s history.
To see how to remove the history for all users, see ”Master reset” on page 33.
MASTER RESET
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To remove all back up history:
Master Reset is used to remove all back up history for all users that have been backed
up using your DVD Transformer, and to reset your selections of folders and categories
to be backed up and restored. For details, see “How do I change how Clickfree does
backups?” on page 13 and “How do I change how Clickfree restores content?” on page
24.
Even after you perform a Master Reset you can still restore any previously
backed-up content from the backup disks. However, information about which
files are on which disk is lost.
Note:
If you want to remove only the backup history for one user, see “To remove a user” on
page 32.
1. On the Tools window click Master reset.
2. If you really want to remove all back up history from the Clickfree DVD
Transformer, click Continue.
Warning: Once you have reset Clickfree using the Master Reset there is no way to recover
any backup history.
UPDATING CLICKFREE SOFTWARE
From time to time Clickfree software is upgraded to provide new or enhanced features.
You can:
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Have Clickfree check for updates each time you connect the Clickfree DVD
Transformer to your computer – this is the default action, you don’t need to do
anything
Manually check for updates
In both cases your computer needs to be connected to the internet for updated software
to be found and installed.
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Advanced topics
To check automatically for updates:
By default, Clickfree automatically looks for updates when it is connected to your
computer and you have a connection to the internet. To ensure this feature is on, make
sure that the checkbox Automatically check for updates is checked on the Tools
window:
.
Every time that you connect Clickfree to your computer it automatically checks for
updated software and, if an update is available, prompts you to download and install it.
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To stop checking automatically for updates:
Make sure that the checkbox Automatically check for updates is unchecked on the Tools
window:
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To check manually for updates:
1. On the Tools window click Update. Clickfree checks for available updates.
If the software in your DVD Transformer and your computer is up to date, click OK
on the dialog that pops up.
If an update is available, Clickfree shows you what progress is being made in
downloading the update and updating your software:
Warning: While a software update is taking place it is very important for you not to
remove the DVD Transformer from your computer and not to turn off or restart
the computer until the update is complete.
2. When the software update is complete, you need to unplug the DVD Transformer
and plug it in again for the update to take effect.
VERIFY
Writing files to CD and DVD is generally a very reliable process, with a low error rate.
However, if you are willing to spend the extra time needed during backup
(approximately double the time), you can ask Clickfree to verify the backup – that is, to
check that all files on the backup disk are readable and are identical to the original files.
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To verify backups:
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On the Tools screen check Verify after burn.
Now, every time that you use your DVD Transformer for a backup, Clickfree checks
all of the files.
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HOW DO I CHOOSE INDIVIDUAL FILES FOR RESTORE?
On the What to restore window you can click checkboxes to select the category whose
files you want to restore.
You can also select and deselect individual backed-up files within a category.
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To select/deselect files within a category:
1. Click any of the underlined numbers (for example,
).
The window that opens lists, on the left, all of the folders that contain files from the
category that corresponds to the number you clicked:
Select a folder to view the files it contains. By default, all of the files in the folder are
selected.
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2. Select and deselect files as you normally do in a Finder window.
3. Click OK.
The counts of Selected Files are updated.
4. When you are finished selecting files, click Next.
The restore continues. See “Choosing where to restore content to” on page 25.
WHAT DO I DO IF CLICKFREE DOESN’T START AUTOMATICALLY?
If Clickfree does not run when you plug in the Clickfree Traveler:
1. Ensure you are using a supported Mac computer: OSX Leopard 10.5 or higher, Intel
based.
2. Ensure that you have administrative rights to the computer.
If Clickfree still does not run ,contact Clickfree support.
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Legal stuff
Clickfree and the Clickfree logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Storage
Appliance Corporation.
Other product names used in this guide are recognized as trademarks or registered
trademarks of their owners.
The information contained in this guide is provided by Storage Appliance Corporation and while we
try to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any
kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the
information or related products. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at
your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or
consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits
arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this information or related products.
The specifications and performance of the products manufactured by Storage Appliance
Corporation and featured in this publication may be changed without notice.
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