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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.

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 Manage Backup Sets window, on the Summary tab, select the backup set that you want to configure.

  4. On the What tab, check Edit File Type to change the extensions included in file types for picture, music, video and other file types.

  5. Under File Types, click Configure next to a file type. In the window that appears, do one of the following:

    • Select extensions in the list to remove them from the file type.

    • Click Add New to add additional extensions to the list.

    • Click Save.

  6. On the What tab, click Add or exclude files or folders. In the window that appears, do one of the following:

    • Click Include File or Exclude File. In the Browse For Files window, navigate to a file to add or remove, then click Open.

    • Click Include Folder or Exclude Folder. In the Browse For Folders window, navigate to a file to add or remove, then click OK.

  7. In the Manage Backup Sets window, click Save Settings.

Add or exclude files and folders from a backup set in Windows Explorer

  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the file or folder, select Norton Security and then navigate to Add to Backup/Exclude from Backup.

    The Add to Backup/ Exclude from Backup option in the shortcut menu is enabled only after you configure your backup and when the Manage Backup Sets and the Restore Files windows are closed.

  2. Click the backup set from which you want to exclude the file or the folder.

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DOCID: v20534334
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 07/18/2019