On the Home page, click
In the Run or Manage
Backups window, click .
If you have not yet defined
a backup, the Easy Setup dialog appears.
Select , and
then click .
Select the files and
folders you want to include in your backup, and then click
Selecting file types lets
Norton Ghost find and include files that match the files you want
backed up. If a file type is not included in the predefined list,
click . You
can also manually select folders or individual files.
versions of Windows, except for Windows Vista, the My Documents
folder contains two subfolders by default: My Pictures and My
Music. These folders contain only the shortcuts to folders at
another location and not the actual files. This might lead you to
think that by including My Documents and all subfolders in your
backup, your picture and music files will get backed up.
If you intend to back up
your pictures and music files, be sure to include the actual
folders where your files are stored. On Windows Vista, these
folders exist at the same level as Documents (formerly, My
In the Name box, type a
name for your new backup.
In the Description
(optional) box, type a description for the new backup.
Click to locate a folder for storing your
backup data or accept the default location.
cannot use an encrypted folder as your backup destination. If you
want to encrypt your backup data to prevent another user from
accessing it, refer to the next step.
To add or edit advanced
options, click and
do any of the following:
Click , and then type a password.
Use standard characters,
not extended characters or symbols. You must type this password
before you restore a backup or view its contents.
For an additional level of security, click
encrypt your file data.
You can also use the
drop-down menu to specify the level of encryption you want.
In the Exclude group box, uncheck any of the folders
you want to include in your backup.
The folders listed are
typically not used for storing personal files or folders. These
folders are backed up when you define and run a drive-based backup
of your system drive (typically C).
About folders that are excluded by default from file and folder
Click , and then click .
Click if you want the backup to run
automatically, according to a schedule.
If you want to run the
backup only when you start it manually, uncheck .
Enter a start time and
select the days of the week when the backup should run.
For advanced scheduling
options, such as setting up event triggers that start the backup in
response to specific events, click and configure the desired
See Table: Advanced scheduling options.
Click and review the backup options you
To review the total number
and size of files to be included in the backup, click
Depending on the amount of data you have identified
for file and folder backup, the preview process could take several
If you want to run the new
backup immediately, click , then click .