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Windows 7: Local Disk is full despite no active use

27 Dec 2012   #1

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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My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2012   #2

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.

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

So if I just delete everyone of those folders, my computer will still be able to run alright?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

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

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Depends on how much data is being backed up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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