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CAN I DELETE THE HUNDREDS OF BACKUP SET FILES (SOME DATING BACK TO 2009)

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May 8, 2012 1:03:29 AM

I HAVE AN EXTERNAL HDD THAT WAS RUN ON VISTA FOR YEARS, IS CURRENTLY ATTACHED & INDEXED IN MY NEW WIN 7 COMPUTER? IS COMP READING THE BACK UP FILE OR IS THE ACTUAL FILE EXISTING TUCKED AWAY SOMEWHERE. AFRAID TO DELETE AND SYSTEM INFORMS ANOTHER BACK UP IS DUE BUT NEEDS AROUND 430+/-GB OF SPACE...i DONT HAVE THAT MUCH ON A SINGLE DRIVE BESIDES C: (666GB FREE/1TB) D:( 2GB/16GB) G:( 68/750GB) H:( 89GB/1TB) N:( 165/500GB) MAYBE TOO MUCH INFO BUT WOULD LOVE TO GET RID OF THOSE NOTIFICATIONS AND HAVE MORE DISK SPACE. LIKE I SAID 100\'S OF BACKUP SET ALL CONTAIN MY MUSIC ETC.
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May 8, 2012 1:19:04 AM

Are there files you actually need on the drive, or is it just useless backups?
Please don't type in CAPS LOCK. It gives everyone a headache.
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May 8, 2012 1:44:24 AM

It doesn't give me a head ache.......
I usually go through and delete the oldest back-ups. i keep several at all times, but there isn't any need to keep them all........ Good luck
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