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Windows 7: Backup Drive Filled

01 Jun 2014   #1
solarblast

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Backup Drive Filled

I have a backup drive of size 950GB and little free space that is pretty near full. My C-drive is about 60% free. I've had this PC for about 4 years. What's my best action to increase the size of the backup drive?


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01 Jun 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

You can delete old backups if you not need them anymore.
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01 Jun 2014   #3
solarblast

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How do I do that? I know there's a backup and restore.
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01 Jun 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You can't increase the size of your hard drive, it is what it is. You can always add another hard drive to give you more storage space or an external hard drive.

If you meant you want to free up some space on your existing hard drive you can look through all of your files and see what's not needed and delete them, or you can back up files if you do need them either to an external hard drive, USB sticks, DVDs etc and then delete them from your hard drive. Personally I would look at adding a second hard drive.

Let us know how you'd like to proceed and we'll help you with whatever choice you make.
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02 Jun 2014   #5
Pete4

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You could try compression, if not done yet, but nothing beats taking a very close look at your files and getting rid of junk, obsolete and duplicate files etc etc. For example if you did MS backups in the past, how many folders do you have inside "WindowsImageBackup" on external drive? Unless you're doing incremental backups only, more than 2 full backups become redundant for most people.
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02 Jun 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To me their is three answers.
1. Remove unwanted data from the existing backup drive.
2. Add another backup drive.
3. Do both 1 and 2.
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02 Jun 2014   #7
solarblast

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Back Up Drive Filled

I'm stuck. The Manage Attachments menu is unresponsive and so is the paperclip.
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02 Jun 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

In what? Outlook?
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02 Jun 2014   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarblast View Post
I have a backup drive of size 950GB and little free space that is pretty near full. My C-drive is about 60% free. I've had this PC for about 4 years. What's my best action to increase the size of the backup drive?
Tell what method you use to backup. Is it Windows Backup, Macrium Reflect or some other.
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02 Jun 2014   #10
solarblast

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I would appreciate a response to my "Manage Attachments" comment a few responses above. (I'll to see if will work shortly.... It didn't work again.)

I use MS Win 7 backup.
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