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Backup your data



The BullGuard Backup main feature from where you can set up Backup profiles, run them or edit them.


Along with custom made files or e-mail backup profiles, you can create backups for the Windows default locations such as My Documents folders which will include pictures, movies, desktop content and saved documents.






To setup your backup profiles, you need to select Settings from the Backup section’s drop down list, select Advanced from the top righ corner of the screen and click on the Manage Profiles button. This will take you to the profiles overview page. If you already have a profile created, you can select it from the list on the left and alter it’s settings from the right part of the window.






Otherwise, please follow the steps below to create a new backup profile.

Step 1


Once you click on the Add Profile button, you will be shown a field where you can type in the new profile’s name. Click Add to create the profile.




Step 2


Choose the type of data you want to back up by ticking each box on the right, from the What tab.


Note that when you choose Documents, Photos, Music, Videos or Desktop, BullGuard will look for files in the default locations of your operating system. If you have stored files in other locations that you want to back up, choose the Other files or folders option and manually add them by clicking on the Edit button next to the option.






Edit: this button will open a new window, allowing you to edit the backup profile characteristics.






Edit: allows you to see what files and folders are included in the backup profile, as well as remove or add new ones.






Add: opens a new window allowing you to choose files or folders you want to include in the backup profile.






Select filters: allows you to define specific filters so BullGuard will only backup the type of files or folders you need to, saving you time and space.

Step 3


In this step, you will need to choose the location you want to backup the files to from the Where tab. The backup can be stored on the Online Drive, on a CD/DVD, on the local computer (usually using an external hard disk) or on a network computer.




Step 4


All Backup profiles can be scheduled to either start at a convenient time avoiding computer slowdowns or to backup important documents on a regular basis preventing information loss. This can be done from the When tab.






Never, I’ll start it myself – you will need to run this profile manually to backup the information.


While my computer is idle – the profile will only run in the background when the computer is not being used. If any action is performed on the computer, the backup process will pause.


I want to select a schedule – you can set the profile to run automatically at set time intervals. This will ensure that any information included in the profile will be backed up on a regular basis.


Whenever files change (continuous backup) – you can check this option if you want BullGuard to constantly backup the files you modify frequently and need permanent access to.

Step 5


The Advanced Backup settings (the How tab) allow you to further customize your profile by adding special features such as encryption, versioning and backup compression.






The profile will now appear in the profile list accessible from the main Backup section > Manage Profiles.