Manage file extensions in a backup file category

Each backup file category contains a list of file extensions. However, you can add a file extension to a backup file category. Norton identifies the files with the file extension that you added and backs them up to that file category. For example, if you want to back up the documents with a .fm file extension in the Office Documents category, you can add the .fm file extension to that category.

You can also edit or delete an existing file extension or a file extension that you added.

The maximum character length of a file extension is 25 characters.

Add a file extension to a backup file category

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

  2. On the What tab, next to File Types, check Edit File Type.

  3. Under File Types, next to a file category, click Configure.

  4. In the window that appears, click Add New.

  5. Type the file extension that you want to add.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Save.

Edit a file extension in a backup file category

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

  2. On the What tab, next to File Types, check Edit File Type.

  3. Under File Types, next to a file category, click Configure.

  4. In the window that appears, select the file extension that you want to edit, and then click Edit.

  5. Edit the file extension.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click Save.

Remove file extension from a backup category

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

  2. On the What tab, next to File Types, check Edit File Type.

  3. Under File Types, next to a file category, click Configure.

  4. In the window that appears, select the file extension that you want to edit, and then click Remove.

  5. Click Save.

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DOCID: v19828861_ns_backup_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 11/07/2017