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Windows 7: Help! 1286 Backup.zip files-low on disk space error

29 Jan 2013   #1

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Help! 1286 Backup.zip files-low on disk space error

I have 1286 Backup.zip files and assume they are Win 7 backups? Is it safe to delete them and why are there so many? Do I have a setting turned on that I don't need? I am getting "low on disk space" messages now and can't quite figure it out?

Thanks in advance,
Jeff


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29 Jan 2013   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post
I have 1286 Backup.zip files and assume they are Win 7 backups? Is it safe to delete them and why are there so many? Do I have a setting turned on that I don't need? I am getting "low on disk space" messages now and can't quite figure it out?

Thanks in advance,
Jeff
In which folder? What are the file date/time? I mean are they cretaed each day/week/hour?
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29 Jan 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post
I have 1286 Backup.zip files and assume they are Win 7 backups? Is it safe to delete them and why are there so many? Do I have a setting turned on that I don't need? I am getting "low on disk space" messages now and can't quite figure it out?

Thanks in advance,
Jeff
Give me some full names of the files.
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29 Jan 2013   #4

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Here you are-an example of the 1286 files...

D:\JEFFX505Q898\Backup Set 2012-10-07 190001\Backup Files 2012-10-07 190001\Backup files 1.zip
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29 Jan 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post
Here you are-an example of the 1286 files...

D:\JEFFX505Q898\Backup Set 2012-10-07 190001\Backup Files 2012-10-07 190001\Backup files 1.zip
JEFFX505Q898 is the name of your machine? you can see it in system>properties.

They are backup files.

Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups
Backup User and System Files

check the settings!
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29 Jan 2013   #6

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Thanks for the reply. What/where should I look to see what is causing the backups to run so often? Sorry for the lack of experience with this issue but this has me perplexed...
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30 Jan 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boidsonly View Post
Thanks for the reply. What/where should I look to see what is causing the backups to run so often? Sorry for the lack of experience with this issue but this has me perplexed...
Did you read Backup User and System Files
I gave you the link in my previous post. In step 13 there is the schedule
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30 Jan 2013   #8

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I read just the first one-lol.
Many thanks-just what I needed.
Jeff
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