How to Protect Files and Folders on Your Computer

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

In addition to the files and folders that are backed up by default, your company protection policy may allow you to configure additional files and folders for backup. This setting is controlled by your backup administrator.

Contact your backup administrator to give you permission to configure protection of additional files and folders. You can use the steps described in this section to configure protection.

To protect data items

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, and then click Data Protection Manager Client.

  2. In the Data Protection Manager Client, click the Protected Items tab.

  3. Select the files and folders that you want to protect in the tree view, and then click OK.

    To determine the data size of the selected files and folders, click Calculate.


    By default, the company protection policy set by your backup administrator might cause some files and folders to be un-protectable or protectable. To view your company protection policy, on the Summary tab, click the Company Protection Policy link.

See Also


Managing Protected Files and Folders
How to View Information and Synchronize Files and Folders