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Windows 7: Deleting image backup in one go #2

20 Jun 2015   #1

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Deleting image backup in one go #2

This may have been answered in previous threads, but I can't find any reference to my question which is: how to delete an image backup in one go, rather than the multiple clicks that I currently have to make. Please note that the image files are not stored in a dedicated folder but in the root directory of a USB external hard drive.

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20 Jun 2015   #2

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If I'm understanding your question correctly, you want to click once (and once only) to delete a specific image backup from a USB external hard drive. Let's examine how you're going to find the image backup.

1. External drive needs to be plugged in to PC
2. You then have to locate the external drive by clicking Start button > then clicking Computer (in start menu) (2 clicks)

Deleting image backup in one go #2-one-click-delete-0.jpg

3. A screen will open showing all available hard drives

Deleting image backup in one go #2-one-click-delete.jpg

4. You then have to select which drive you want to use by double clicking it (2 clicks)

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5. Once the drive is selected another screen opens showing what images are available. Then you have to right-click the image you want to delete (1 click) to access and click on the actual delete command (1 more click).

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6. When you click the Delete command, the image will either go directly to your recycle bin or, if it's too large, you'll get a prompt asking if you really want to delete it without going to the recycle bin. In any case, you'll have to do more clicking.

I really don't see a way to shorten these multiple clicks to just one click. But as I said, I might be misunderstanding your question and if I am, I sincerely apologize.

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