# Automatic Selection
When you install IDrive for the first time, a default selection of most commonly backed up data including Documents, Pictures and Videos is created with a random after hours schedule. You can customize the selection and schedule.
# Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
IDrive automatically recognizes the modified parts of file(s)/folder(s) and backs them up in real-time, thus offering hands-free backup of data.
# True Archiving / Sync
No data is deleted from your IDrive online account until you manually delete or run sync to match your desktop data to your account. You control your backup data.
# Open/Locked File Backup
Performs reliable backups of open/locked files like Outlook files (.pst), QuickBooks, MS-Excel and so on.
# Mapped Drive Backup
Supports backup of mapped and external hard drives - even if your system is logged off.
# IDrive Explorer offers a 'virtual drive' view of your account to access and restore backed up data. You can drag-n-drop files for restore from your online drive to the local system.
# Search and Restore
Fast search and restore of your data from the IDrive desktop application or the web interface.
Restore option with time-line choice for a set of data. This helps in restoring related data as of a point-in-time.
IDrive retains and allows you to restore the last 30 versions of all files backed up to your account, to any location on your local computer. Better yet, your storage is computed only for the most current version; historical versions are stored free.
# Retrieve data from any location
Login via any browser to your account to access backed up data, view log reports and restore data on the local system.
# Manage multiple accounts
Create and manage multiple accounts from a single account, via the web.
# Web Based Backup Management
Manage your Backup set, its schedule and view backup logs from any browser.
# Incremental and compressed backups that significantly reduces your network bandwidth usage by transferring only modified portions of files
# Enhanced security with 128-bit SSL encryption on transfers, 256-bit AES encryption on storage with a user defined key that is not stored anywhere on IDrive servers more
# Works behind most firewalls; proxy support enables you to setup connections via proxy network connection
# Easy options to control bandwidth usage; Auto-Pause makes intelligent guesses on pausing and resuming backup to enable optimum desktop appearances during user activity more
# Add files and folders to Backup set from anywhere on Windows Explorer more
# Scheduled backup even if system is logged off; automatic power off after completion of the job
# Hands free backup of most common types of application and data more
# Detailed status of backup logs via the web more