Exclude files and folders from a backup set

Norton lets you exclude backing up the files that Norton automatically detects and places into its file categories or a complete file category. The Add or exclude files and folders option on the What tab in the Manage Backup Sets window provides you the options to exclude files and folders to a backup set.

You can exclude a file or folder from the backup set from Windows Explorer by using the shortcut menu. The shortcut menu is available after you configure your backup and when the Manage Backup Sets window and the Restore Files window are closed. When you exclude a file from the backup set, Norton lists the information in the window that appears when you click Add or exclude files and folders option. You can view all the files that you excluded from the backup.

You can also remove an exclusion from the list of items that is included or excluded from backup by using the Remove from list option. This option is available in the window that appears when you click Add or exclude files and folders.

Exclude file from a backup set

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

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

  3. In the window that appears, click Exclude File.

  4. In the file selection window that appears, navigate to the file that you want to exclude, and then click Open.

  5. Click OK.

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

Exclude folder from a backup set

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

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

  3. In the window that appears, click Exclude Folder.

  4. In the folder selection window that appears, navigate to the folder that you want to exclude, and then click OK.

  5. Click OK.

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

Exclude file or folder from a backup set in Windows Explorer

  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the file, click Norton Security > Exclude from Backup.

    The 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: v19134675_ns_backup_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016