Carbonite Support > Courier Recovery Service for C...

Our product offerings have been renamed. Carbonite Home Backup is now Carbonite Safe Backup, and Carbonite Office Backup is now Carbonite Safe Backup Pro.

Courier Recovery Service for Carbonite Safe

  • This article is for Windows and Mac

The sections below are collapsed. Please click a section title to open / close the appropriate section.

About Courier Recovery

Courier Recovery is available to Carbonite Safe subscribers who live in the United States only. For Carbonite Safe Basic and Carbonite Safe Plus subscribers, there is a $99 fee each time you use Courier Recovery to recover a computer. This fee includes expedited shipping.

For Carbonite Safe Prime subscribers, there is a $9.99 service fee each time you use Courier Recovery to recover a computer. This fee includes standard shipping. You can upgrade to expedited shipping for an additional $19.99.

When you use Courier Recovery, a Carbonite Recovery Specialist retrieves your backed up files for you and copies them to external media that is then shipped to your home address. At the time of delivery, it is required that you sign for the package.

Note: After receiving the recovery drive, please copy your files to your computer and return the drive within 30 days of receipt in order to avoid a $130.00 charge. Also, be sure to return the USB cord with the drive. If you do not return the USB cord, you will be charged an additional $9.99.

Customers who elect to manage their private encryption key will be unable to use the Courier Recovery service. If you would like Carbonite to manage your encryption key, you can upload your private key to the Carbonite servers, and take advantage of Courier Recovery.

  • This service is for emergency recovery of your computer files and is not intended to be used as an archiving solution. Carbonite reserves the right to deny access to this service.
How to Access Courier Recovery Service

You can access the Courier Recovery service from within your Carbonite account when you need to restore files.

Sign into your Carbonite account at

Sign In

Once signed in to your account, click Get files back for the computer with which you wish to use the Courier Recovery service.

Click Restore

A pop-up window will be displayed that lets you choose a restore method. To access the Courier Recovery service, click the Courier recovery button.

Select Courier Recovery

On the next screen that appears, you will be required to enter your contact and shipping information. You will also be able to select a computer for recovery and specify your desired shipping method.

Once all required information has been entered, click Submit Case to submit your recovery request.

  • Your credit card on file will be charged the recovery fee. If you do not have a credit card on file, you will be required to enter your credit card details before submitting a request.