Saving a backup copy of your account

To guard against losing your account and access to your workspaces in case of disk failure or other computer problems, you can save your account so it can be restored later.

You can also use a saved account file to add your account on another computer.

When you save your account, information about your preferences, settings, contacts, and workspaces is stored in a file. You can place this file in a location where you can reliably retrieve it later, such as a network file server.

Saving your account does NOT also back up your workspace data. You will need to download the data in your workspaces later, either from another computer on which you have the same account, or from other members of your workspaces. You cannot download data for a workspace if you are its only member and if you do not have the workspace on another computer that has your account on it.

To save a backup copy of your account:

  1. On the File tab, click Info, click Manage Account, and then click Account Preferences.

  2. In the Preferences dialog box, click the Account tab.

  3. Click Save.

  4. In the Save Account As dialog box, select the location in which to save your account file.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Enter a password when prompted, and click OK.

    You will be required to enter this password if you add the saved account to another computer. If you are restoring your account on the same system and forget your password, you can click the Forgot your password? link to have an account reset code sent to your e-mail address.

    Note: The Forgot your password? link displays only if the Enable Account Recovery feature was enabled in your account preferences.

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