Managing file types

Article:HOWTO21426  |  Created: 2009-01-29  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21426
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Managing file types

When you define a file and folder backup, file types are a quick way to include files you use the most. For example, if you keep music files on your computer, you can configure a file and folder backup to include all music files (for example, .mp3, .wav).

The most common file types and extensions are already defined for you. But you can define additional file type categories as needed, and then edit them at any time. For example, if you install a new program that requires the use of two new file extensions (.pft and .ptp, for example), you can define a new file type and define the two file extensions for that category. Then when you define a file and folder backup, you can select the new category. When the backup is run, all files ending with .pft and .ptp are backed up.

To create a new file type and extensions

  1. In Backup Exec System Recovery, on the menu bar, click Tasks > Options.

  2. Click File Types.

  3. At the bottom of the File types list, click the Add a file type (+) button to add a file type category.

  4. Type a descriptive name of the new file type category, and then press Enter.

  5. At the bottom of the Extensions for list, click the Add an extension (+) button, and then type an asterisk (*) and a period, followed by the extension of the file type you want to define, and then press Enter.

  6. Click OK.

To edit a file type and extensions

  1. In Backup Exec System Recovery, on the menu bar, click Tasks > Options.

  2. Click File Types.

  3. Select a file type from the File types list, and then do one of the following:

    • Click the Rename a file type button (at the right of the - button) to edit the name of the selected file type.

    • Select an extension in the Extensions for column and click the Rename an extension button (at the right of the - button) to edit the name of the extension.

    • Click either the Restore default file types list or the Restore default extension list button to restore all default file types or extensions.

      Caution:
      Any file types and extensions you have set up are removed. You must add them again manually.

  4. Click OK.

To delete a file type (and all of its extensions)

  1. In Backup Exec System Recovery, on the menu bar, click Tasks > Options.

  2. Select a file type in the File types column.

    You cannot delete a default file type. You can delete all but one extension of a default file type, and you can add additional extensions to a default file type.

  3. Click the Remove a file type (-) button , and then click OK.

    Use this same procedure to remove file extensions from the Extensions for list.


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