Other products

Create a custom rule to include or exclude specific file types or folders in Norton Online Backup

Create a custom rule

  1. Sign in to the Norton Online Backup website using your email address and password.

  2. Next to the backup set that you want to create a custom rule for, click Settings.

  3. On the What tab, next to Advanced Rules, click Add Rule.

  4. In the Add Advanced Rule dialog box, from the drop-down menu, select include or exclude.

    Type the path of the folder, followed by the wildcard character and the file extension. and then click Add.

    e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\*\*.exe

    This rule scans all the folders within the Desktop folder to include or exclude all the .exe files.

    You can also create a rule to include or exclude the entire folders in addition to using the Add Folder option available from the Files to Backup pane.

    e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\*\*

    Be careful in selecting the generic path of the folders using wildcard character so that it scans only the required locations for specified file types. You can use only one wildcard character in the folder name and one wildcard character in the file name when creating custom rules.

  5. Click Save.

  6. If you want to create additional rules, repeat lines 4 to 6. Ensure that you click Save after each entry to avoid losing your new setting.

The solution made it easy for me to handle my issue.

Yes No

Help us improve this solution.

Thank you for helping to improve this experience.

What would you like to do now?

Browse for solutions, search the Norton Community, or Contact Us.

DOCID: kb20090806164039EN
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS X
Last modified: 06/03/2019