The PC Pulse Cloud Backup system is very simple and intuitive to use. It’s managed using your default web browser.
The software installs a simple web interface that allows you to customize your backup selections and modify the backup settings. The Overview page gives you an at-a-glance view of how your backups have been running historically. If there are any errors for a given day, you can select that day for more detail.
The Backup tab gives an at-a-glance view of the total size of the files and folders that are selected for backup. The User Profiles folder – “C:\Users\” – is automatically selected for backup. This is where most documents are stored by default on Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 computers. For example, if your computer login name is John, then your picture files are located in the “C:\Users\John\My Pictures” folder. If you save files to your Desktop, those files are located in “C:\Users\John\Desktop”. Even if your computer has multiple user accounts, all folders in the “C:\Users\” directory will be protected.
As previously mentioned, most important files are in your User Profiles folder, however, if you have created custom folders on the C: drive, you can manually select these folders for backup as well using the Cloud Backup interface. Simply go to the Backup tab and click the Edit button to display the Backup Selection dialog window.
If you need to recover any files, select the Restore tab. By default, backup processes are scheduled to occur at 11:00 pm local time each evening.
On the Restore tab, you can click the Session Time to choose a historical backup from which to restore files. The files will be restored as they existed at that date and time.
Once you’ve selected a historical backup to restore from, you expand the drive and folder selections to choose the directory or files you would like to restore.