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Selecting Excluded File Types for Backup


You can select excluded file types for backup.

This article applies to:

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Basic, Plus, Prime, Core, Power, and Ultimate (Not sure?) Safe and Safe Pro (Not sure?) Windows


  1. Right-click on a file that is not included in your backup and select Carbonite; Properties.
    Right-click the File and select Carbonite; Properties
  2. Within the Carbonite tab, check Back up files of this type (within folders selected for backup) and click Apply.
    File Properties Window: Carbonite tab
    • If you cannot check the box, Carbonite cannot back up files of that type.
  3. Click OK to exit the window.

Carbonite will automatically back up files with these file types if they are within the same folder and this folder is selected for backup.

Files larger than 4 GB (except for Outlook .PST files) will remain excluded from the backup after following the steps above. However, you can still select them for backup.