How to backup and restore ZoneAlarm settings Updated 29. September 2017 12:07 his feature is NOT designed to share settings among computers, or to be manually edited. Editing the file improperly can make the backup file unable to be used to restore settings. Open ZoneAlarm Click the Tools drop down menu Click Preferences Click the Backup button to create a backup Select where you wish to save the backup file. If you wish to Restore a backup click the Restore button Locate your backup file and select it.