Comodo Time Machine – Introduction
Comodo Time Machine (CTM) is a powerful system rollback utility that allows users to quickly restore their computers to an earlier point in time. CTM 'snapshots' are a complete record of your entire system (including the registry, critical operating system files and user created documents).
As part of a layered security strategy, users can schedule automatic snapshots to be taken at regular intervals then roll back to the last known working state in the event of virus attacks or crashes. It is also a recommended practice to take snapshots of your computer before large installations or system maintenance like installing a Windows service pack, security updates or new drivers. Software Developers and testers can easily restore test systems to the default configuration after each deployment without the need to manually uninstall each application. Home users can even let the kids run amok on the family PC for an afternoon and be safe in the knowledge that any damage can be instantly undone and all files recovered.
Comodo Time Machine features an intuitive, friendly interface which offers quick and easy access to all functionality in the application. Additionally, it also features a sub-console that can be accessed before Windows starts and a Quick Operation console containing shortcuts to important and commonly executed tasks.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Easy to use - even beginners can quickly create system snapshots with a few mouse clicks
- Provides instant and comprehensive system recovery after virus or spyware infections
- Instantly reclaim your machine after devastating system crashes
- Rollback the changes to ALL your documents - not just changes to system files and the registry
- Boot-up console allows you to rollback even when your system will not boot to Windows
- Test new software and network configurations in the knowledge that you can quickly switch back if problems develop
- Completely remove unwanted software installations without the need to uninstall or clean the registry
- Flexible restore options allow you to mount and browse snapshots to recover individual files or folders
- Right click on any file or folder to synchronize it with a snapshot version
- Schedule regular system snapshots to ensure highly relevant restore points
- Network administrators have another way to quickly fix user or software problems
- Libraries, Internet cafes and other publicly shared networks can schedule a total system restore at the end of each session
This guide is intended to take the user through the installation, configuration and use of Comodo Time Machine and is broken down into the following main sections:
- Comodo Time Machine - Introduction - Short overview and key features of Comodo Time Machine.
- System Requirements and important Information - Minimum required Hardware and Software requirements and operational considerations.
- Installation - A brief outline of the installation procedure.
- Starting Comodo Time Machine - How to start the application.
- The Main Interface - Description of Menus and Options in the main interface. Also contains a table of definitions of terms used in the application interface.
- Taking a Snapshot - Describes how to manually take a snapshot a of your current system.
- Viewing and Managing Snapshots - Explains how to access the list of stored snapshot s and manage them.
- Viewing Snapshots
- Managing Snapshots
- Restoring Your System to a Selected Snapshot
- Mounting a Snapshot as a Virtual Drive on Your Computer
- Restoring Your System - Explains how to restore your system to a selected snapshot.
- Scheduled Tasks - Explains how to schedule new snapshot and system restore tasks.
- Recovering Individual Files/Folders - Explains how to recover lost or corrupted files from other snapshots.
- Reset the Baseline Snapshot - Explains how to reset your baseline snapshot.
- Settings - Guidance on configuration of the application.
- Check for Updates - Guidance on getting program updates.
- Help and About Comodo Time Machine - Guidance on accessing the online help and accessing the 'About' dialog.
- Using the Quick Operation Shortcuts - Explains how to access and work with the Quick Operation Console that provides shortcuts to important tasks.
- Using the sub-console on system start up - Explains how to access and work with the sub-console that is accessible before Windows starts in your system.
- Using the Windows Command Line Interface- Explains how to perform important tasks of Comodo Time Machine from the Windows Command Line Interface, without starting the application.
- Taking a snapshot
- Rolling Back Your System to a Previous Snapshot
- Resetting the Baseline Snapshot
- Displaying the list of Snapshots
- Renaming a Snapshot
- Locking Snapshots
- Unlock Snapshots
- Mounting a Snapshot as a Virtual Drive
- Viewing Information on Mounted Virtual Drive
- Unmounting the Virtual Drive
- Delete Snapshots
- Synchronizing of Files/Folders of Current System with those in Previously Taken Snapshot
- Recovering Individual Files/Folders from previously taken snapshots
- Log in to CTM
- Log Off from CTM
- View Currently Logged User Information
- View the Version Number of CTM Application Installed in Your System
- Hiding/Unhiding System Tray Icon
- Uninstalling Comodo Time Machine
- Opening the Help
- Uninstalling Comodo Time Machine - A brief outline on uninstalling the application.