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Windows 7: Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert

03 Jun 2012   #1
Highgear

Windows 7 X64 Lenovo ideapad
 
 
Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert

My wife has a two month old Lenovo ideapad with Windows 7. We are now getting alerts that the D partition is near full. Is this system taking multipul backups of the harddrive C and storing them all? What are my best options to have a safe backup, but not overloading the D partition? I do see in; Computer>System>Device Manager>Disk Drives>D Drive General tab that there are two options at the bottom.
option one, (not checked in my case) "Compress this drive to save disk space".
Option two, (checked) "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
Would selecting option one solve my problem? If this system is saving a snapshot of D over and over, it will only be a matter of time when option one will be overcome.
SO, I would think that there has to be a setting that will let partition D delete older backups...right?

Would it be a combination of selecting option one and changing a setting that would enable older backups to be automaticaly removed?


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03 Jun 2012   #2
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Welcome to the forum
If your D drive is made for backup's only, you can delete all files exept the newest one.
But it's advised to make backup's on an external USB drive and change the frequency of backup's to your files and olso for images to your OS.
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03 Jun 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I definitely wouldn't use the option of compressing your backup files as data corruption may occur.

As Hanna rightly states, it really would be better to backup your system to an external hard drive.

That said, you can delete all but the latest backup if for some reason an external drive is not an option for you.
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03 Jun 2012   #4
Highgear

Windows 7 X64 Lenovo ideapad
 
 

Thanks ladies and gents. I will change the backup occurrence, NOT choose compression of D and back up to a thumb drive.
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04 Jun 2012   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Not a thumb drive Highgear, it won't be large enough. You need an external USB attached hard disk drive.
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