Home » Guides » Personalization »

Published on 06.01.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent a User from Backing up Data Files

Learn how to prevent a user backing up Windows 7.

This setting lets you disable the data file backup functionality.

If this setting is enabled, users cannot back up data files.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, users can back up data files.

Prevent a User from Backing up Data Files

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Backup, and then select Client in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

    turn-off-ability-backup-data-files-1

  3. Double-click Turn off the ability to back up data files in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

    turn-off-ability-backup-data-files-2

Still need help? Ask your computer question now.

Related Guides:

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to this guide's comments RSS feed.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation in no way endorses or is affiliated with MAXIMUMpcguides.com. All other products mentioned are registered trademarks of their respective companies. MAXIMUMpcguides IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage or data loss to your computer from using this web site. All information on MAXIMUMpcguides is provided on an AS IS basis with NO WARRANTIES.

Copyright 2006-2016 Brent Trahan. All rights reserved.