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How to Tell What Is Backed Up
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  • With the Mac version of Carbonite, you can only view the colored status dots through the Carbonite Preference pane or Carbonite InfoCenter.

 

 

 

Please Select Your Version

Please select the version of your product you are using to back up your files on your Mac. If you are unsure about your version, please use these instructions to locate the version of the product you are running:

 

 

How to Tell What is Backed Up Through the Carbonite Preference Pane

If you are running Carbonite version 1.x, you will be viewing the status of your files through the Carbonite Preference pane. Within the Backup tab all your files are able to be seen with colored status dots indicating their backup status.

 

 

Click the Apple symbol in the menu bar and select System Preferences to open the System Preferences window.

Apple Menu: System Preferences

 

 

Within the System Preferences window, click on the Carbonite icon.

System Preferences Window

 

 

You will see the Carbonite Preference pane displayed. Click the BackupA set of copies of your files on our servers. button to view your backed up files.

Carbonite Preference Pane

Note: If you do not see a screen similar to the one below, click the Manually Manage My Backup button within the Carbonite Preference pane to view your backed up files.

 

 

Here, you will see all the files and folders in your computer with dots on them indicating the status of their backup.

Backup Tab: File is Backed Up

 

 
Icon
Backup Status
Green Dot: File A green dot on a file indicates that the file has been backed up.
Yellow Dot: File A yellow dot on a file indicates that the file is selected for back up, but back up is pending (has not yet completed).
Green Dot: Folder A green dot on a folder indicates that all of the folder's contents have been backed up.
Green Donut A green donut on a folder indicates that some of the folder's contents have been backed up, but some files and/or sub-folders are not selected for back up.
Yellow Dot: Folder A yellow dot on a folder indicates that the folder contains files or sub-folders that have been selected for back up, but back up is pending (has not yet completed).
Red Dot A red dot on a file or folder indicates that it is not selected for back up.
 

 

How to Tell What is Backed Up Through the Carbonite InfoCenter

If you are running Carbonite version 2.x, you will be viewing the status of your files through the Carbonite InfoCenter. Within the MY FILES or DRIVES seciont all your files are able to be seen with colored status dots indicating their backup status.

 

 

Click the Carbonite icon in the menu bar and select Open Carbonite to open the Carbonite InfoCenter.

Carbonite Menu: Open Carbonite

 

 

Within the Carbonite InfoCenter click on a location within the MY FILES or DRIVES sections and you will see a status icon on your files and folders. You will see all the files and folders in your computer with dots on them indicating the status of their backup as well as view some details about the file such as the name, size and last backed up date.

Carbonite InfoCenter

Icon
Backup Status
Green Dot: File A green dot on a file indicates that the file has been backed up.
Yellow Dot: File A yellow/orange dot with 'clock hands' on a file indicates that the file is selected for back up, but back up is pending (has not yet completed).
Green Dot: Folder A purple checkmark on a folder indicates that the folder has been selected for backup.
Green Donut A green downwards arrow on a file indicates that the file was selected to be restored and is being restored to the computer.
Yellow Dot: Folder A yellow caution icon with an exclamation point a file indicates that the file was deleted from the computer, but is still recoverable by Carbonite.
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