Windows 10: Clear old backup option not available

Discus and support Clear old backup option not available in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi all,I am using the windows 10 "Backup using File History" option, with daily automated backup.Under "keep my backups", I have selected option "until... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by melinaoikonomou, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. Clear old backup option not available


    Hi all,I am using the windows 10 "Backup using File History" option, with daily automated backup.Under "keep my backups", I have selected option "until space is needed".I was backing up data to a BackupDrive1 from C, as well as from two external drives for this purpose let's name them extdr1 & extdr2. BackupDrive1 is exclusively used for the Windows10 backup utility.I recently transferred all data from extdr1 to a new extrdr3, and also moved some data from extdr2 to extdr3.I then proceeded with changing the paths of the backup folder paths, under win10 settings, from C, extdr1, extdr2 to

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    melinaoikonomou, Sep 15, 2021
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  2. Meghana C Win User

    issue with backup options Windows 10

    Hi David,

    I will certainly help with the issue you are facing with backup option.

    To assist you better, kindly provide the information:


    • How exactly are you trying to perform back up? Is it from the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) or File History?

    • Which drive have you selected to back up? Is it an external drive or a network drive or a local drive of the system?

    • When you say 'only allows me to do another backup with the same options', which options are you referring to?

    • Are you unable to select a different drive for a backup from the backup destination list?
    If you are using a Backup and Restore (Windows 7) option then, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Type backup and restore in the search bar and press enter.

    • Click on setup backup option.

    • Click on refresh button to check if the drives are visible in the
      backup destination list.

    • Choose the drive which you want to back up and click on
      next.
    If you are trying to use file history I suggest you to un-plug it and restart your computer. Re-plug the external drive and check if the file history options are available.

    Please get back to us with the information to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Meghana C, Sep 15, 2021
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    1. In the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    2. Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown to the REG_DWORD value of 1.
    3. Restart Windows.
    I'm just wondering whether those steps are still valid, and, if so, does clearing the pagefile work as advertised?
     
    gregyurkon, Sep 15, 2021
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  4. tfwul Win User

    Clear old backup option not available

    tfwul, Sep 15, 2021
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