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  • To restore a single file or a handful of them takes us a few minutes and then they're downloaded right to our Mac. Compare that to iCloud which offers a similar way of downloading deleted files.
  • Backblaze for Mac automatically finds your photos, music, documents and data and backs it up. So you never have to worry. You have more important things to do than spend time picking files and folders to backup.

Filename Encryption
File and directory names are encrypted, directory structures are obfuscated.

Click the Download button. A web browser, such as Safari, will open your Mac and you’ll be taken to Backblaze’s web site. Click on macOS to download the Mac version of Backblaze. If you’re asked if you want to allow the download to occur, go ahead and grant permission. Open the install backblaze.dmg file that was downloaded. Much like the Backblaze client software for backing up your computer, the Backblaze Downloader has the option to run multiple threads. This is particularly useful for customer's who cannot use a significant portion of their available download bandwidth due to latency, geographical distance from our data center, or similar network issues. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.

File Content Encryption
Every file gets encrypted individually.

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Edit any file with your preferred editor. To edit files, a seamless integration with any external editor application makes it easy to change content quickly. Edit any text or binary file on the server in your preferred application.

Share files.

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Quickly copy or open the corresponding HTTP URLs of a selected file in your web browser. Includes CDN and pre-signed URLs for S3.

Distribute your content in the cloud. Both Amazon CloudFront and Akamai content delivery networks (CDN) can be easily configured to distribute your files worldwide from edge locations. Connect to any server using FTP, SFTP or WebDAV and configure it as the origin of a new Amazon CloudFront CDN distribution.

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Manage custom origin, basic and streaming CloudFront distributions. Toggle deployment, define CNAMEs, distribution access logging and set the default index file.

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Drag and drop bookmarks to the and drop files onto bookmarks to upload.

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Import Bookmarks from third-party applications.

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Quickly preview files with Quick Look. Press the space key to preview files like in without explicitly downloading.


The outline view of the browser allows to browse large folder structures efficiently. Cut & paste or drag & drop files to organize.

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Transfer anything. Limit the number of concurrent transfers and filter files using a regular expression. Resume both interrupted download and uploads. Recursively transfer directories.

Download and Upload

Drag and drop to and from the browser to download and upload.


Synchronize local with remote directories (and vice versa) and get a preview of affected files before any action is taken.

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Integration with system technologies. A native citizen of Mac OS X and Windows. Notification center, Gatekeeper and Retina resolution.


All passwords are stored in the system Keychain as Internet passwords available also to third party applications. Certificates are validated using the trust settings in the Keychain.


Auto discovery of FTP & WebDAV services on the local network.


Use Cyberduck as default system wide protocol handler for FTP and SFTP. Open .inetloc files and .duck bookmark files from the Finder.

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Notifications in system tray (Windows) and the Notification Center (Mac).

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Reads your proxy configuration from network settings. Encrypts passwords limiting access to your account.

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The discontinuation of CrashPlan for Home on 22 October 2018 is coming soon (see “CrashPlan Discontinues Consumer Backups,” 22 August 2017), so I’ve been receiving questions about how best to restore files from the Internet backup service we now recommend, Backblaze (also a TidBITS sponsor).

With Backblaze, backups are largely automatic and work seamlessly in the background, but the process of restoring files requires more attention. It’s worth practicing these steps in advance so you can remain calm and work with assurance if you suffer a lost or corrupted file. And there’s no need to wait for Friday the 13th to do it (see “International Verify Your Backups Day,” 13 July 2018).

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Get to the Starting Line

First, you need to log in to Backblaze and get to the point of selecting files:

  1. Click the Backblaze button in the menu bar and choose Restore Files.
  2. Your default Web browser opens to a Backblaze login page. Enter your credentials and click Sign In. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, enter that code as well, either from your authenticator app or SMS message.
  3. You’re given three choices: Download Zip, USB Flash Drive, and USB Hard Drive. I cover only the first option here, and note that it’s a bit of a misnomer because you don’t need to download a Zip file if you want to restore only a few files. The other two options are essential if you need to restore so much data that the download would take days.Select Download Zip.(As an aside, the USB Hard Drive option is limited to 4 TB per drive, so if you want to back up an 8 TB drive to Backblaze, consider partitioning it into two 4 TB volumes to simplify asking for a restore drive containing all your files.)
  4. If you have a private encryption key, enter that in the field near the bottom of the page, scrolling if necessary to see it. Click Unlock.

A file browser appears on the bottom of the page that lets you select files to restore. It will likely take a couple of minutes to load your files, so be patient.

At the top of the interface, you can specify the computer and backup from which you wish to restore. Backblaze retains previous versions of files for up to 30 days, so if you need something other than the latest version of a file that hasn’t been touched in a while, leave Files From pop-up menu set to Beginning of Backup and set the To menu to the date from which you wish to restore. Click Go when you’re done.

In the file browser itself, you can check Select All Files and Folders if you wish, but unless you have an absurdly fast Internet connection, you’re probably better off having Backblaze send you a USB drive.

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The file browser is largely self-explanatory. Click the expansion triangles to open folders and drill down to the files you wish to restore.

Restore a Single File

If you click a file’s name, you see options for downloading or sharing it immediately, assuming it’s smaller than 30 MB. Backblaze added this feature in 2017 in response to customer requests.

Click Download to download the file in your browser immediately. Clicking Share with Link instead exposes a text field containing a URL and a Copy button that copies the URL to your clipboard. Anyone with that link can download the file. See Backblaze’s documentation for some of the trickier details about sharing files in this way, which involves its B2 cloud storage service.

Restore Multiple Files

If you need to restore an entire folder or more than a handful of files, you’ll have to select the files in the browser and request a Zip file that takes time to prepare. But on the upside, you download all the files you need in one go.

In the file browser, indicate the files you want to restore by selecting their checkboxes. If you’re restoring from multiple folders, note how the folders and subfolders highlight in the sidebar, showing where you’ve marked files to download.

Once you’ve selected the files you wish to restore, click Continue with Restore.

Now it’s time to play the waiting game. Backblaze can take several minutes to assemble your backup archive, depending on how many files you’ve selected, the total size of those files, and the current server load. In my testing, it usually took ten minutes or less, even for a 24 GB restore.

Eventually, you will receive email telling you that your restore is ready. Click “Sign in to download them” to go to the restore page. (Alternatively, you can access the restore page at any time by signing into your Backblaze account on the Web and clicking My Restores.)

Once you’re there, click the Download button to get a Zip archive of the files you selected.

In case you find this process of requesting and downloading a Zip file confusing, I’ve made a video that should clarify it.

Since you’re getting a Zip archive of the restored files, they won’t be restored to the Finder locations where they came from. Double-click the archive to expand it, and then move the files manually back to their proper locations.


To download a particularly large Zip archive, use the Backblaze Downloader app, as it is more efficient and reliable than a Web browser. When your restore is ready to download, launch the app, enter your Backblaze credentials, select a local folder to receive the download, click Sign In to Start, select a restore, and click Sign In to Start again. Note that you cannot initiate a restore from the Backblaze Downloader, just download one you’ve already created.

It’s All about Restoring

I’ve been a paying Backblaze customer for several years now, and although I’m happy with the service, it could use a better restore experience.

Ideally, Backblaze would provide a native Mac app for restoring that would eliminate the need for the browser interface, provide the download functionality of the Backblaze Downloader app, and offer the option of restoring files back to the locations from which they were backed up, much like Time Machine. That would eliminate the need to move files back to their original locations after restoring—not a big deal with a file or two, but a tedious task if you need to restore a large number of files and folders from all around your drive.

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Thankfully, I don’t have to restore from Backblaze very often, and it’s usually just a file or two when I do. But that’s what an Internet backup service is ideal for most of the time—retrieving a small amount of data that has slipped through other levels of your backup strategy. Of course, it’s also essential as a last line of off-site defense should your data disappear due to fire, flood, or theft.