Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups

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  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Pro x64
       #10

    hmm, the browse button opens an exlporer window but navigating to another disk doesn't change the backup location on the backup dialog box
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  2. Posts : 71,574
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #11

    Hello Smoothchat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    That will only give you the option to select a backup location if there was not already a backup location displayed above the browse link.
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  3. Posts : 23
    Win 7 Home Prem 64
       #12

    Brink...How do I delete the System Image Restore Point entries from the "catalog" (see attached, the "show more restore points" box must be checked to see them)? The images themselves were deleted from my ext backup HD long ago. The Automatic Restore Points behave normally, and drop off/are deleted in the usual ways. The SIRPs appear to be permanent entries, is it supposed to be that way? Thnx
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  4. Posts : 71,574
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Hello Chris,

    Using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below may be able to allow you to delete them.

    System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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  5. Posts : 23
    Win 7 Home Prem 64
       #14

    Brink...nope, they don't even show (ie, not listed) in CCleaner. I've been bringing this up with knowledgeable people (like you) around the Internet, all the usual ways to delete regular SR points (incl CCleaner) don't work. I can't even find them in the registry, it may just be a bug in Win7. Thnx
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  6. Posts : 71,574
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    You could try resetting backup to see if that may delete them. If not, then using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to delete all restore points for the C: (Windows 7) drive will.

    System Protection Restore Points - Delete
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Mar 2011 at 15:52. Reason: typo
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  7. Posts : 23
    Win 7 Home Prem 64
       #16

    Brink........neither of your suggestions deletes the SIRPs, nor does Option Two. It deletes the regular ("automatic") SR points, but not SIRPs. See why I'm frustrated? The only thing I've learned is to delete the existing backup image (on the ext HD) with "Manage Space" BEFORE I create a new one....that will delete the SIRP of the existing image. If I forget and make a new image (which overwrites the older existing image), then the SIRP of the older image can never be removed. Thnx.
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  8. Posts : 71,574
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #17

    They are stubborn. See if turning off system protection for the C: drive to hopefully wipe them out, then turn system protection back on.
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  9. Posts : 23
    Win 7 Home Prem 64
       #18

    Brink.....nope. I still think the clue is in the fact that the "permanent" SIRPs had their images removed by overwrite, not Manage Space.
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  10. Posts : 67
    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
       #19

    According to this thread:

    Windows 7 backup file management.

    the program will not automatically delete older file backups. Instead, the OS will notify you that the storage space is full and that you need to delete older file sets.
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