There are several methods to exclude specific files or folders from being backed up by Zoolz.

Method 1: Utilizing the “No-Zoolz Zone” Desktop Folder

Upon installing the Zoolz application on a Windows machine, a folder titled “No-Zoolz Zone” is automatically generated on the Desktop. This folder serves as a designated space for files that you do not wish to include in your Zoolz backups. If you intend to back up the entire Desktop folder except for certain files, simply place those files inside the “No-Zoolz Zone” folder, and they will be excluded from the backup process.

Should you decide to include these files in your Zoolz backups at a later time, you can simply move them out of the “No-Zoolz Zone” folder and back onto the Desktop. This action will prompt the Zoolz application to back up these files accordingly.

If you are not actively utilizing the “No-Zoolz Zone” folder, you may safely delete it.


Method 2. Utilizing the “Auto Exclude” Feature

Zoolz includes a predefined list of files and folders that are automatically excluded from backups by default. To customize or deactivate this feature, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the Zoolz desktop application.
  2. On the Dashboard, click the Settings button.
  3. From the left-side panel, select Preferences.
  4. Within the Auto Exclude tab, you can perform the following actions:
    • Enable/Disable the backup of the hidden files.
    • Enable/Disable the Auto Exclude option.
    • Manage the Auto Exclude list by adding new rules for additional files or folders, or removing existing rules.
  5. Once you have made your desired changes, remember to Save them.


Method 3. Utilizing the “File Filters” Feature

If you require the exclusion of data based on file extensions or through the use of a regular expression, the File Filters feature is the optimal choice! (Learn more)


Method 4: Through Web Policies

Within web policies, administrators have the option to utilize the Global Exclude feature located under the Extensions section of the policy. This allows for the exclusion of data based on extension or specific paths. (Learn more)