Ask a Carbonista: Can I Access My Backup When I'm Away from My Computer?

by Lynnette Nolan | Feb 01, 2013

You know that when it comes to backing up, we're all about simplicity and peace of mind. But were you aware that your Carbonite subscription goes beyond just protecting the files on your computer?

If you've ever forgotten to email your notes to the team before heading off to vacation or forgot to print off an assignment before you left the dorm, you know that peace of mind means more than just having safe files – it means knowing you can access your documents no matter where you are.

We often hear form our customers about how much they love Anytime Anywhere Access, which allows them to remotely access and restore files in their backup.

With the Anytime Anywhere Access feature, you can browse, view and share files from any computer by logging into the Carbonite website with your account credentials. Smartphone and tablet users can do the same, simply by downloading the Carbonite Mobile app!

In addition to viewing or sharing files, Anytime Anywhere Access also allows you to restore a backed up file or folder. (Users looking to do a complete restore can also easily use Restore Manager in the Carbonite software installed on their computer of course). And, remember restoring a file doesn’t remove it from your backup.