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windows 7 backup disk is full

OK i have just purchased a samsung 500GB ssd, i went to back up and it said it has run out of space at about 50% there. i tried choosing my own settings and i just did "back up data for newly created users". but no it still dose not work!:fou:

(i have 1.5tb of internal storage)
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  1. Have you tried deleting the old backups? Also have you tried any software to backup the drive there may be an error and by using software it might bypass the error.
  2. Mr Hollywood said:
    Have you tried deleting the old backups? Also have you tried any software to backup the drive there may be an error and by using software it might bypass the error.


    I have never backed up the pc and i would not know of any software i could use
  3. NiallHT said:
    Mr Hollywood said:
    Have you tried deleting the old backups? Also have you tried any software to backup the drive there may be an error and by using software it might bypass the error.


    I have never backed up the pc and i would not know of any software i could use


    Is the drive internal or external? How were you getting the files to the drive? Were you dragging and dropping?
  4. external drive i was using windows backup and restore tool
  5. Best answer
    Ok. Follow these instructions and it should help. By the way Windows backup isnt for backing up to external drives. Each comuter comes with a mini storage file on your main hard drive then when using W.B the files go to that folder once the folder is filled you cant use it anymore. W.B is meant for only backing up system images not files.

    Instructions:
    1) Format the drive. Plug in the drive>go to the drive in My PC>right click the drive>click format>then format the drive.
    2) Look through this article and find which program you want to use then install it. LINK: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/applications/best-free-backup-software-11-programs-we-recommend-1137924
    3) Setup the software and you should be good!
  6. Mr Hollywood said:
    Ok. Follow these instructions and it should help. By the way Windows backup isnt for backing up to external drives. Each comuter comes with a mini storage file on your main hard drive then when using W.B the files go to that folder once the folder is filled you cant use it anymore. W.B is meant for only backing up system images not files.

    Instructions:
    1) Format the drive. Plug in the drive>go to the drive in My PC>right click the drive>click format>then format the drive.
    2) Look through this article and find which program you want to use then install it. LINK: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/applications/best-free-backup-software-11-programs-we-recommend-1137924
    3) Setup the software and you should be good!


    thanks
  7. NiallHT said:
    Mr Hollywood said:
    Ok. Follow these instructions and it should help. By the way Windows backup isnt for backing up to external drives. Each comuter comes with a mini storage file on your main hard drive then when using W.B the files go to that folder once the folder is filled you cant use it anymore. W.B is meant for only backing up system images not files.

    Instructions:
    1) Format the drive. Plug in the drive>go to the drive in My PC>right click the drive>click format>then format the drive.
    2) Look through this article and find which program you want to use then install it. LINK: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/applications/best-free-backup-software-11-programs-we-recommend-1137924
    3) Setup the software and you should be good!


    thanks


    No problem!
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