How do I get started with ElephantDrive?

Getting started with ElephantDrive is fast and easy. First, download and install the ElephantDrive application client on your Windows or Mac device. Once installed, launch ElephantDrive and you will be greeted with a step-by-step guide. 

  1. After launching ElephantDrive, you will be asked if you already have an ElephantDrive account or need to create a new one. If you already have an ElephantDrive account, simply choose this option and click Next. If you need to create a new account, you can create one via the app or from the Plans Page.
  2. Enter your preferred email address and a password and then click Next.
  3. Choose a plan that you would like to begin with and click Next.  
  4. A folder named My ElephantDrive will be created on your device. Choose a location or use the default location to create this folder and then click Next.
  5. By default, ElephantDrive will select to backup anything on your Desktop and all music and picture files. You can also check Documents to backup all document files on your device. Additionally, you can click New Backup to target any folder on your device to be backed up. When ready, click Next.
  6. Great, your backups ready! We are almost done, but let's get you familiar with the basic features of ElephantDrive.
  • You can drag or paste any file/folder into the My ElephantDrive folder on your device (we created that folder in step #4) and it will be backed up to your ElephantDrive cloud account.
  • Inside the My ElephantDrive folder is a folder called Everywhere. Anything you put in this folder is synched first to your ElephantDrive cloud account and then synced to the Everywhere folder on any other devices you have connected to your account.
  • You can also access your ElephantDrive account online through any device with internet connection. Additionally, you can upload files and manage your backups from anywhere. 
  • The ElephantDrive App will just run in the background. If you need to make any changes to your backups, just click the ElephantDrive Icon in the Taskbar on Windows or Menu on Mac.
  • You are all done! Sit back and relax now that you know your important data is being protected by The Herd!
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