Turn off or turn on backup

When the Backup option is turned on, your Norton product automatically backs up your files when your computer is idle. However, if you want to temporarily disable backup, you can turn it off from within the program.

When you turn off backup, the backup status in the Norton main window changes from Protected to Disabled. In the Disabled state, your Norton product disables all automatic backup of files. You can use the Run Backup option in the main window if you want to back up your files from all the backup sets.

You can turn off or turn on backup from the Settings window, Backup Settings window, or from the Backup Details window.

Turn backup off or turn on backup from the Settings window

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, under Quick Controls, do one of the following:

    • To turn off backup, uncheck Backup.

    • To turn on backup, check Backup.

Turn off or turn on backup from the Backup Settings window

  1. In the Norton main window, click Settings.

  2. In the Settings window, under Detailed Settings, click Backup Settings.

  3. In the Backup Settings window, do one of the following:

    • To turn off backup, move the On/Off switch to Off.

    • To turn on backup, move the On/Off switch to On.

  4. In the Settings window, click Apply.

Turn off or turn on backup from the Backup Details window

  1. In the Norton main window, click Backup, and then click View Details.

  2. In the Backup Details window, under Things You Can Do, do one of the following:

    • To turn off backup, click Turn Off Backup.

    • To turn on backup, click Turn On Backup.

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DOCID: v19828915_ns_backup_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/20/2017