Retention of Deleted Files for Carbonite Safe
- This article is for Windows and Mac
Carbonite will keep a copy of your files in the backup as long as the files exist on your computer and the files are selected for backup. If a file is deleted from your computer and Carbonite is backing up, the file will be removed from Carbonite after 30 days (15 days for trials).
- You can enter Recover Mode (Windows) or uninstall Carbonite (Mac) to pause the file retention, but no new files will be backed up.
- If you wish to remove files from your backup sooner, you can use the right-click menu (Windows) or the Carbonite interface (Mac) to remove files from your backup within 72 hours.
If you delete a file from your computer on December 1st, the file will removed from Carbonite on December 31st.