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Manage folders for backup

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The folders from where the inSync Client backs up data are called backup folders. Your administrator can define the backup folders for you. You cannot exclude these folders from the inSync Client backups or change the configuration settings of the backup folders. Your administrator can allow you to configure folders for backup. You can also change the configuration settings of the backup folders.

Important considerations for inSync Client 6.7.0 installed on macOS Mojave (version 10.14) or later:

The macOS will display an authorization prompt when inSync Client tries to access the prompting locations if configured for backup. Click OK to allow inSync to back up the data. 

Prompting Locations: 

  • Location Services

  • Contacts ~/Library/Application Support/Address Book

  • Calendars ~/Library/Calendars

  • Reminders ~/Library/Calendars

  • Photos ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary

  • Desktop ~/Users/User Name/Desktop

  • Documents ~/Users/User Name/Documents

  • Downloads ~/users/User Name/Downloads


If inSync Client users do not take any action on the prompts, inSync will pause the ongoing backup and it will remain in that state until the user takes an action.




inSync may display an authorization prompt if inSync does not have the required access permissions.

If inSync displays the authorization prompt to access the locations for backup, it is recommended to grant inSync the required access permission. Click Open Security & Privacy and complete the following steps:

  1. Click the Privacy tab.
  2. Click Full Disk Access on the left pane.
  3. Click the + button.
  4. Click Applications on the left pane.
  5. Select inSync from the list of applications.
  6. A prompt is displayed to apply the modified settings. Perform the following steps:
    1. Select Quit Now.
    2. Go to Launchpad and start the inSync Client.

In this section

The following table lists the tasks that you require to configure folders for scheduled backups.

Task Topic
Add folders for backup Add folders
Edit folders Edit folders
Remove Folders Remove folders