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How to set up Norton Cloud Backup on Windows


Cloud Backup stores and protects important files and documents as a preventative measure against data loss due to hard drive failures, stolen devices and ransomware. In this article, we shall discuss the steps to set up Norton Cloud Backup on Windows. Kindly refer to these exciting guides: How to remove Norton from Mac using the RemoveNortonMacFiles tool, how to Enable or disable Norton silent mode on Mac, and how to copy and paste between host machines and VirtualBox VM.

In order to proceed with these steps, you need to be signed in to your Norton product to use the Cloud Backup feature. The first time you run a backup, your Norton product may take some time to examine and copy all the files on your computer. If your Internet connection is slow, the process may take longer!

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Activate Norton 360 Cloud Backup for Windows

Note: You can also set up and create your backup sets via the Norton 360 Device Security


Via the Norton Security Application

After launching the Norton Security Application. Click on “Set up” for Cloud Backup as shown below


Create Backup Set

Before running Norton Cloud Backup, you have to create a backup set that specifies what files you want to back up.

In order to proceed, I will rename the existing Backup Set and click on OK.

Note: You can create a new Create New Backup Set as shown below.

Norton backup – What to include or exclude

On the What tab, under File Types, turn on one or more file categories that you want to back up.


Norton backup – where to backup to

You can also specify where you want the files to be backed up and when you want the backup to run. You can backup files to the cloud using Norton Cloud Backup or to your own external drives.

On the Where tab, in the Destination column, select Secure Cloud Storage. As you can see, this is the recommended setting.


Norton backup – When to backup to

On the When tab, use the Schedule option to select the backup schedule that best fits your needs. You can choose the Automatic Backup. As you can see, this is the recommended setting.


Depending on your backup schedule choice. When you are done, select save or run the backup job on the fly.


Run Norton Cloud Backup on Demand

Open your Norton Security Application. From the My Norton dashboard, next to Cloud Backup, click Run Backup.

In the Run Backup window, wait for the backup task to complete. This may take some time depending on the size of the backup set.

After the backup task is complete, click Close.

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Points to Note!

Norton product does not back up your files automatically if the backup destination is a local backup. Backing up to local storage devices needs your intervention.

If the backup is not complete, Norton will suggest some possible causes such as inadequate storage capacity or speed limitations. Always check that you are connected to the Internet when running a backup and that storage devices are connected and turned on.

Norton Cloud Backup On Mac

Norton Backup is only available on Windows, you cannot proceed and complete the backup.

I will just show you the steps in case it is ever supported. Then you can follow this section below to have it implemented.

Launch the Norton Security Application and locate Cloud Backup as shown below.

Norton Cloud Backup

You will be redirected to sign in

Norton Sign-in

Click Get Started with Backup. Alternatively, you could access the Norton Dashboard and follow the steps to set up Norton Backup.

At the time of writing this article, it is currently not supported on Mac. You cannot proceed from here or create a backup set etc.

Getting started with Norton backup

FAQs on Norton Cloud Backup

What types of files can I back up with Norton Cloud Backup?

Norton Cloud Backup supports a wide range of file types, including documents, photos, videos, music, and other data files. Users can select which files and folders they want to back up, providing flexibility in safeguarding their most important data.

Is Norton Cloud Backup secure?

Norton Cloud Backup is designed with security in mind. It employs strong encryption methods to protect user data during transfer and while stored in the cloud. Norton uses secure and trusted servers for data storage. However, it is important for users to set strong, unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication to enhance the security of their accounts.

How does Norton Cloud Backup work?

Norton Cloud Backup enables users to select specific files and folders as shown above for backup. These selected files are securely uploaded to Norton’s cloud servers over the internet. Once stored in the cloud, users can access and restore their backed-up files from anywhere with an internet connection.

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to set up Norton Cloud Backup on Windows. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.

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