Which files are being backed up?

Backblaze automatically backs up all of your data, unless they are explicitly excluded. Your music, photos, files in My Documents, on your Desktop, etc. are all backed up! By default the only files that are excluded are the operating system, applications, and unnecessary files such as your trash, cache folders, and other transient files. Backblaze backs up all individual files, with no size limit.
Click here to read more about what Backblaze is backing up.

To see exactly what will be excluded please see the information below:

There are two files that contain the exclusions for Backblaze. One which is editable and a second which is not.
1) C:\ProgramData\Backblaze\bzdata\bzexcluderules_editable.xml
2) C:\ProgramData\Backblaze\bzdata\ bzexcluderules_mandatory.xml
Here is the information that is contained within the two files:
 
Additions to bzexcluderules_mandatory.xml:
<!-- This block is for Windows system caches and logs -->
C:\$windows.~ws\  - this contains Windows updates
C:\users\<username>\appdata\local\microsoft\onedrive\logs\
C:\users\<username>\appdata\local\microsoft\windowscaches\
 
<!-- This block is for various anti-virus definitions -->
C:\programdata\mcafee\
C:\programdata\sophos\endpoint defense\
C:\programdata\sentinel\
C:\programdata\avg\
C:\programdata\f-securelog\
C:\programdata\kaspersky lab\
C:\programdata\norton\
C:\programdata\checkpoint\
C:\programdata\symantec\
C:\programdata\avast software\
C:\programdata\gfi\
C:\programdata\malwarebytes\
 
 
Additions to bzexcluderules_editable.xml:
<!-- This block is all about various logging and diagnosis -->
C:\ProgramData\MicrosoftStorage Health\
C:\ProgramData\MicrosoftDiagnosis\
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataCache\
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics\
C:\ProgramData\Intel\
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\
C:\ProgramData\Seagate\
C:\ProgramData\VIPRE Business Agent\
C:\ProgramData\PCDr\
C:\ProgramData\SupportAssist\
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory\

<!-- This block is for Windows Packages -->\n\
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.OneConnect
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\...Netflix_
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Packages\Spotify

<!-- This block is for source code control and build temporary files -->
Exclude GIT temporary files, which is anything in a ".git" sub-folder
Exclude Subversion temporary files, which is anything in a ".svn" sub-folder
Exclude Gradle temporary files, which is anything in a ".gradle" sub-folder
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