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File Types Carbonite Backs Up for Carbonite Safe


Carbonite automatically selects common files and folders to back up.

This article applies to:

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Basic, Plus, and Prime (Not sure?) Safe (Not sure?) Windows - View the Mac article


Carbonite backs up user-created files within the C:\Users folder.

Some of the common user files that Carbonite backs up includes:

  • Accounting data
    • Intuit QuickBooks
    • Neat
    • Quicken
    • Sage PeachTree
  • Ancestry data
    • Family Tree Maker
  • Bookmarks
    • Google Chrome
    • Internet Explorer
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Mozilla Firefox
  • Documents
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft OneNote
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Publisher
    • Microsoft Word
    • PDF files
    • Text files
    • Zip files
  • Email data
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Music
    • iTunes music
  • Pictures
  • Videos (excluded on Safe Basic plans by default)

Carbonite does its best to back up your data automatically. However, you may need to manually select files for backup that are not selected within your plan or are outside of the C:\Users location.

For more information on adding and removing files, see Selecting Files for Backup and Removing Files from Your Backup.