Adding Backup Content Filters to a Laptop Plan

You can use filters to exclude content from being backed up by a Laptop plan.

By default, depending on the operating system, the following content is filtered during backups:

  • Application data

  • User-specific application data (<WKF, AppData>)

  • Library files

  • User-specific library files (<WKF, Library>)

  • Temporary files

  • Operating System files


If you are adding filters while creating a plan, start with step 4.


  1. From the navigation pane, expand Configuration, and then go to Plans.

    The Plans page appears.

  2. In the Plan name column, click the plan.

    The plan details page appears.

  3. Under Backup content, click Edit.

    The Backup content dialog box appears.

  4. Define the filter:

    1. On the Windows, Mac, or Unix tab, beside Exclude these files/folders/patterns, click Add.

      The Add exclusions dialog box appears.

    2. Browse for content to filter, or click Add custom content to type a path or pattern.

      For example, to filter Microsoft Word documents, enter *.docx.

    3. Click Save.

    4. Repeat these steps to add filters for each operating system that you want the plan to support.