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    Sam Guest

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    Hi,

    I'm using the built in backup feature to back up my files i.e. "Backup
    Files" option NOT the "Backup Computer" option.

    Now I have a lot of back up files on my external hard drive and I'm running
    out of space.

    Can I go ahead and delete the old back ups? I wasn't sure if back ups were
    set up in an incremental fashion in which case deleting old back up files may
    render recent ones useless.



    Please let me know if it's safe for me to delete these files.
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    Thanks,

    Sam

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    My guess is you have multiple copies of all your files on your drive. The Vista backup utility is a good basic program and is light years ahead of anything Windows has ever come with but if you are serious about backing up I would suggest Acronis True Image. You can schedule your backups and choose exactly how they are done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Hi,

    I'm using the built in backup feature to back up my files i.e. "Backup
    Files" option NOT the "Backup Computer" option.

    Now I have a lot of back up files on my external hard drive and I'm running
    out of space.

    Can I go ahead and delete the old back ups? I wasn't sure if back ups were
    set up in an incremental fashion in which case deleting old back up files may
    render recent ones useless.

    Please let me know if it's safe for me to delete these files.
    --
    Thanks,

    Sam

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    Vista creates a full backup the first time and incremental backups thereafter in such cases, if I am not mistaken.

    Complete PC & File Backup are different in the way they operate. Complete PC Backup makes use of snapshots to store incremental block level changes to files. File Backup creates a shadow copy using VSS to make sure that all opened files are flushed from memory to the file system.

    Pls see if Free Up Lost Disk Space in Windows Vista helps you.

    And yes, Acronis TrueImageHome is great. I use it too.

    You could also check this out.

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    I'm using Backup4all.

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    Just in case of backing up whole partitions or drives -
    You might also consider this program :
    Drive Backup 9.0 Express
    It's free. You just only need to register on this site
    or during instalation. After that you will get a free unlock code.

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