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Windows 7: Local Disk is full despite no active use

27 Dec 2012   #1
LackingSpace

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Local Disk is full despite no active use

Hello I have never actively used the Local Drive (always saved to the OS (C drive) yet it has its 465 gb of space taken up. Looking in to it I realized it is full due to backups taking up all of my space. I really do not have that much stuff on my computer (only a few games, the rest is all school stuff). My (C alone only has 217 GB used up. So I was wondering what I can delete and what I can do so this doesn't happen again. The windows file contains a picture of TreeSize showing all of my space going to backups. Thanks for you help guys.




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27 Dec 2012   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You can delete them all or none at all , You can reduce the space backup uses

To view and manage your backup disk space
Click to open Backup and Restore.

Click Manage space. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Note
If you haven't set up backup, you won't see Manage space.

To change the amount of space that is used by file backups, under Data file backup, click View backups.

You can then select and delete older file backups.

To change the amount of space that is used by system image backups, under System image, click Change settings.

You can then choose to have Windows save older system image backups or just the most recent system image backup.
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27 Dec 2012   #3
LackingSpace

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So if I just delete everyone of those folders, my computer will still be able to run alright?
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27 Dec 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

yes but dont just delete them normally, follow the above procedure to avoid future problems
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27 Dec 2012   #5
LackingSpace

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Okay thank you so much so far; I was able to free up 209.07 GB of space and left two backups. But I set System Image to the minimum and it is still using 176.06 GB, is this correct or can I delete more?
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27 Dec 2012   #6
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Depends on how much data is being backed up.
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