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Add or exclude files and folders in your backup sets

Norton lets you back up different file types, like picture, music, or video files, to your backup sets. You can specify files or folders that contain file types normally included in your backup sets and exclude them from backups.

You can also add or remove file extensions that are normally part of the default file types. For more information, see View or change the default file types or file extensions that Norton includes in backups

Add or exclude files and folders in backup set

  1. Start Norton.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton main window, double-click Backup, and then click Backup Sets.

  3. In the Backup Settings window, in the Backup Set drop-down list, select the backup set that you want to configure.

  4. On the What tab, click Add or exclude files or folders.

  5. In the window that appears, do the following:

    • To add a file to the backup set, click Include File and navigate to the file you want to add.

    • To add a folder to the backup set, click Include Folder and navigate to the folder you want to add.

    • To remove a file from the backup set, click Exclude File and navigate to the file you want to remove.

    • To remove a folder from the backup set, click Exclude Folder and navigate to the folder you want to remove.

  6. In the Backup Settings window, click Save Settings.

You can also right-click a file or folder and select Norton Security > Add to Backup/Exclude from Backup from the shortcut menu.

The Add to Backup and Exclude from Backup options appear in the shortcut menu only after you configure your backup and when the Backup Settings and the Restore Files windows are closed.

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DOCID: v20534334
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 08/31/2020