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Including system and application settings for backup

Overview

This topic explains how to back up system and application settings for user computers.

About system and application settings

The system and application settings option backs up various system and application settings from user computers.It is also referred to as Persona Backup. 

The Persona Backup feature is very useful under the following scenarios:

  • Replacing a lost device: The user can restore the system and application settings from the lost device to the replacement device. This ensures that the user has the same familiar environment on the replacement device.
  • Adding a new device: The user can copy the system and application settings backed up from the first device to the recently added device. This ensures that the user has the same familiar environment on all devices.
  • Upgrading the OS on a device: The user can restore the backed up system and application settings after the upgrade. This ensures that the user’s preferences are not lost after the upgrade.

To know more about system and application settings, read Persona Backup

You can backup system, application, and user account settings from the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP and later
  • Mac OS 10.6 and later
Note: This feature can only be controlled through profiles. Any change to an existing profile is applicable for all users of that profile.

Backing up system and application settings

To include system and application settings for backup

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage > Profiles.
  2. Click the profile that you want to modify.
  3. Click the Laptop Backup Content tab, and then click Edit. The Edit Profile window appears.
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  4. To backup system and application settings from Windows computers, click the Windows tab and select System, App Settings.
  5. To backup system and application settings from Mac computers, click the Mac tab and select System, App Settings.
  6. Click Save.

Restoring system and application settings

You cannot restore system and application settings for a user. The option to restore system and application settings is provided to a user when he is installing inSync client on an additional or replacement device.

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