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How to exclude file extensions from Google Shared Drives backup



As an administrator, you can exclude certain files from being backed up for Google Shared Drives using inSync Management Console.

inSync excludes the files based on its extensions.

Exclude Shared Drives files from backup

  1. On the inSync Management Console menu bar, click Data Sources > Cloud Apps. The G Suite Overview page appears.

  2. Click Shared Drives. A page that lists all the discovered Shared Drives appear.

  3. Click on the Shared Drive that you wish to exclude files for backup.

  4. On the Shared Drives Settings, click Edit.

  5. On the Backup & Retention > Settings, two options are displayed -  Use Default and Custom. The Use Default option when selected inherits settings from the Auto Configuration where you can add the exclusion for files as well.

  6. Select Custom and provide the appropriate information for each field.

  7. In the Excluded files text box, add the file extensions that you wish to exclude for Shared Drives backup.

Shared Drive file extensions exclusion.png

The following table lists the file extensions that you can use for excluding defined file types.

File type File extensions
Office files *.maf;*.oth;*.pptm;*.ott;*.ots;*.otp;*.pptx;*.xltm;*.mar;*.maq;*.oti;*.otf;*.otg;*.otc;*.ppt;*.accdr;*.accdt;*.xlsm;*.xls;*.txt;*.xts;*.xlsx;*.accde;*.mam;*.odm;*.odi;*.odf;*.odg;*.odb;*.odc;*.adp;*.odt;*.ods;*.odp;*.doc;*.docm;*.mdt;*.mdw;*.adn;*.accdb;*.docx;*.mat;*.mde;*.mdf;*.mda;*.mdb;*.ppl;*.dot;*.dotx;*.dotm;*.xlt;*.xltx;*.pot;*.potx;*.potm;*.one;*.xsn;*.mpt;*.pub;*.vsd;*.vss;*.vst;*.vsw;*.vsdx;*.vsdm;*.vssx;*.vssm;*.vstx;*.vstm;*.vsl;*.vdx;*.vtx;*.vsx; *.xps;*.rtf;*.thmx;*.ppsm;*.ppam;*.oft;*.msg;*.dif;*.slk;*.onetoc;*.onetoc2;*.sldx;*.sldm;
Image files *.gif;*.jpg;*.bmp;*.png;*.tif;*.jpe;*.raw;*.pic;*.pct;*.pxr;*.sct;*.ico;*.PSD;*.CR2;*.cr2;*.tga;*.tiff;*.psp;*.jpeg;
HTML files *.html;*.htm;*.mht;*.mhtml;*.shtml;
Audio files .*.ogg;*.mp3;*.wav;*.flac;*.mpc;*.au;*.aiff;*.wma;*.aac;*.m4a;*.ra;*.ape;*.aif;
PDF files *.pdf;
Video files *.avi;*.mpg;*.mpeg;*.divx;*.rmvb;*.wmv;*.mov;*.3gp;*.mp4;*.rm;*.swf;*.flv;*.mkv;*.3gp;*.MTS;*.mts;*.m4v;*.arf;*.trec;
Executables *.exe;*.dll;*.msi;*.com;*.drv;*.sys;*.cpl;*.ocx;*.msp;*.deb;*.rpm;*.pkg;*.dmg;*.app;*.cmd;*.bat;*.sh;*.ps1;*.osx;*.exec;*.ipa;*.jar;*.apk;