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    Default My first backup - can i delete backed up files?

    well i have backed up some files and documents onto hard drive tonight. kept eye on memory space..which of course started to fluxuate..used space percentage went up..and free space went down . its only before i buy external drive then i can really backup a lot of stuff..



    my question is, can i be able to delete the stored files if i really wanted to? why? because i see the hard drive free space is almost down considerabley..want to reclaim used space on Hdrive (D)..i have stopped the backup mid way..
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    Simply delete the output(backup) folders to reclaim disk space.That is you need to go to the location where you have placed the backup files.
    Btw,which softwares did you use to backup?

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    my own comp's backup feature. when i saw how much space in hard drive was being filled up i said whoa!..so i stopped it.

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    Have you deleted those folders now?

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    It is completely unclear to me what you are trying to do. And when you say "memory", do you mean RAM or disk space? The word "memory" is usually only applied to RAM.

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    its the disk highlighted here


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    Just delete those unwanted folders.

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    ok. the defragller is still running so ill wait and see how well this app has done its job...

    and its still fragging..wow what a long process.. its holding at 45%..i would thought it was fast or something hmm
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    The D: disk is your recovery partition. If you delete it, you cannot reinstall Vista from the system. Have to use an installtion disk then. Did you at least burn the disks from D:? And if your DVD reader goes south (as has happened to me), you have NO option to reinstall. I would leave it alone. You have 160GBs of free space on C:. Enough for quite a while.

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    i just defragged the D disk yesterday ..thats ok right?

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