About Backup and Restore
October 3, 2023
Available only in Kaspersky Plus and Kaspersky Premium.
Backup and Restore is needed to protect your data against loss when your computer malfunctions or gets stolen, or when it is deleted accidentally or corrupted by hackers.
It is recommended to save backup copies of data on removable drives or in Online storage.
Kaspersky application cannot create a full copy of a drive while a Microsoft Windows operating system is active on the drive.
Kaspersky application lets you use the following storage types for creating backup copies:
- Local drive;
- Removable drive (e.g., an external hard drive);
- Network drive;
- Online storage.
Creating tasks based on user's access rights
Backup tasks are created based on user's access rights to files on the local computer.
If you do not have local administrator rights on the computer, you can access only tasks created by yourself. If you have local administrator rights on the computer, you see all backup tasks, but you cannot modify tasks created by other users.
Backup tasks that were created earlier without taking user rights into account are available to all users of the computer. However, if such a task gets modified, it will be run based on the rights of the user that modified the task.
Restoring tasks based on user's access rights
If you do not have local administrator rights on the computer, you can restore data only from backup tasks created by yourself and only to folders you have rights to access. If you have local administrator rights on the computer, you can restore data from any backup task to any folder.
The total size of the copied files in a folder may exceed the size of that folder if it contains links to other folders (for example, when copying the Documents folder, the My Music, My Pictures and My Videos folders will also be copied if the Documents folder contains links to those folders).
About Backup and Restore in OneDrive
When backing up files to a OneDrive folder on your computer, Kaspersky application acts differently depending on whether the cloud file is downloaded to the OneDrive folder:
- If the file is in the cloud and in the OneDrive folder on your computer, Kaspersky application makes a backup copy of this file.
- If the file is not in the cloud, but it is present in the OneDrive folder on your computer, Kaspersky application makes a backup copy of this file.
- If the file is displayed in the OneDrive folder but it is only stored in the cloud and not on your computer, Kaspersky application makes a backup copy of this file.