Add files and folders to a backup set

You are not limited to backing up the files that Norton automatically detects and places into its file categories. You can add files to the set of files to be backed up, and you can exclude files from being backed up as well.

Norton lets you select a file or folder from your computer that you want to include in your backup. The Add or exclude files and folders option on the What tab in the Manage Backup Sets window provides you the options to add files and folders to a backup set.

You can also right-click a file or a folder and add it to a backup set using the Norton Security option on 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 add a file to 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 and folders that you added to the backup.

You can also remove an addition 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.

Add file to a backup set

  1. In the Norton 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 Include File.

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

  5. Click OK.

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

Add folder to a backup set

  1. In the Norton 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 Include Folder.

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

  5. Click OK.

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

Add a file or folder to a backup set in Windows Explorer

  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the file or folder, select Norton Security > Add to Backup.

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

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

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DOCID: v7923620_ns_backup_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 03/21/2017