Q. My 5-year-old computer finally bit the dust. Fortunately, I had my files backed up with Carbonite! My new computer should be arriving in a few days and I want to make sure I'm clear on how to restore files. I don't want to mess something up. Thanks!
-Paul from Chicago, IL, listens to my national radio show on WLS 890 AM
A. This is exactly why I recommend Carbonite to my listeners, Paul - and why I use it myself. It gives you complete peace of mind, even when your computer goes to pieces.
I do need to mention, if you weren't already aware, that Carbonite is one of my advertisers. But I'd recommend it even if it weren't. It's that good.
And for those who really don't know what Carbonite does, here's a quick overview. Carbonite automatically and securely backs up your important files to its remote servers. That way, they're safe from computer crashes and even local disasters.
Don't forget, Paul, that while you're waiting for the new computer you can still access your files. Log in at Carbonite.com from another computer or grab the Carbonite Mobile app for your smartphone or tablet.
With the basics out of the way, let's go through how to restore file with Carbonite. Don't worry; it's a snap.
If you've just pulled a new PC out of the box, it won't have Carbonite installed yet. So, go to https://account.carbonite.com and log in.