What is the Desktop Application? How do I use it?

The Desktop Application is a Windows and Mac application to manage your digital assets in Vault Services. With the Desktop Application you can create and manage your scheduled backup, browse, upload, download, and share data to and from your Storage Account. Ideally this application will be installed and run on your main computer at home or at the office where you want to have a scheduled backup running.

To use the Desktop Application, first download and install the Desktop application. If you're on a high speed connection, the download will take about 12 seconds. The installation process will take about 30 seconds.

You start the application by double clicking on the CompliantData icon on your desktop. Log in, and begin to fill your Account. You can do this one of two ways:

Run a Backup Job - You can ask the Desktop Application to to run a Backup Job either by "folder" or by "type". For a "folder" Backup Job, you select a specific folder on your computer (like "My Documents," or "important stuff," or "C://"), and the Service will make a backup of every file and folder that lives there. For a "type" Backup Job, instead of selecting a specific folder, you choose one or more file types (like "doc," or "xls," or "mp3"), and the Service will make a backup of every file of that type it finds. We tried to make this process even easier by having a few of these jobs pre-defined and ready to run -- in only two clicks, you can get them started! Better yet, once created, these jobs will automatically run at regular intervals, so you'll always be up to date.

We've got tons of Advanced Options available for those of you who like a little more control, but if you want to set-it-and-forget-it or just use your Account for convenient storage and access, this is all you need to know.

The Desktop Application is currently supported on:

* Windows: 2000, 2003, XP, 7 and Vista, Mac OS X

The Desktop Application requires the following:

* JRE 1.5 and above

* Broadband connection (Cable or DSL).

For information on how to use the Website Application, please click here.

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