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Step 4. Specify Folders to Back Up

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The Files step of the wizard is available if you have chosen to create a file-level backup.

In the file-level backup mode, you can create two types of backups:

File-level backup that includes individual  folders on your computer.

Hybrid backup that contains individual folders and specific volumes of your computer.

In the Objects to backup list, specify folders that you want to include in the backup:

1.In the field at the top, type a folder path and click Add. Repeat this step for all folders that you want to add to the backup.

You can also specify a drive letter at this step. In this case, Veeam Endpoint Backup will add the whole volume to the backup.

2.Select the Operating system check box to include in the backup data pertaining to the OS installed on your computer.

3.Select the Personal files check box to include in the backup the user profile folder, including all user settings and data. Typically, the user profile data is located in the Users folder on the system disk, for example, C:\Users.

To remove a folder from the backup scope, select it in the Objects to backup list and click Remove.


Veeam Endpoint Backup automatically adds  to the list of exclusions the following Microsoft Windows objects for all computer users: temporary files folder, Recycle Bin, Microsoft Windows pagefile, hibernate file and VSS snapshot files from the System Volume Information folder.

Select Files to Back Up

Configuring Filters

To include or exclude files of a specific type in/from the file-level backup, you can configure filters:

1.At the Files step of the wizard, click Advanced.

2.Specify include and exclude filters for files you want to back up:

In the Include masks field, specify file names and/or masks for file types that you want to back up, for example, MyMovie.avi, *filename*, *.docx, *.mp3. Veeam Endpoint Backup will create a backup only for selected files. Other files will not be backed up.

In the Exclude masks field, specify file names and/or masks for file types that you do not want to back up, for example, OldPhotos.rar, *.tmp, *.back. Veeam Endpoint Backup will back up all files except files of the specified type.

3.Click Add.

4.Repeat steps 2-3 for each mask that you want to add.

You can use a combination of include and exclude masks. Note that exclude masks have a higher priority than include masks. For example, you can specify masks in the following way:

Include mask: *.avi

Exclude mask: *movie*

Veeam Endpoint Backup will include in the backup all files of the AVI format that do not contain movie in their names.

Specify File Filters

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