Windows 10: How do I manage backup space? The link doesn't open.

Discus and support How do I manage backup space? The link doesn't open. in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have space being consumed on an external drive of old backups. These were created a while ago and I want to keep one or two around for historical... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by SOHO1, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. SOHO1 Win User

    How do I manage backup space? The link doesn't open.


    I have space being consumed on an external drive of old backups. These were created a while ago and I want to keep one or two around for historical archives, but the rest can go. Trouble is, how do I get backup and restore to manage them? Or... should I just drill down and delete the files myself?


    How do I manage backup space? The link doesn't open. [​IMG]


    Explorer shows a prompt as Win10 recognizes these backup folder and seems to be suggesting I should be doing something special (use backup and restore perhaps?) Well, the link to "How do I manage the disk spaced used by this backup?" does NOTHING.*really

    1st item then, is "why?" How can that be resolved?

    Of course, I can work around Windows 10 and just take ownership of the directory and look at the backup sets inside and make decisions on my own, but it would be nice if this <expletive deleted>*Mad software would be friendly about this.

    My last system backup was actually to another external drive and neither "Manage space" nor "Change settings" let me do anything except set a new backup location, not actually manage existing backup space, or in my case spaces.

    :)
     
    SOHO1, Jan 13, 2017
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    The really "Open Source OS" is actually Maemo

    Developed by Nokia and Intel and currently controlled by Hildon Corp.

    It doesn't even need a PC to backup. It can backup all messages,contacts,calender entries,call log, and even boot log in the eMMC.

    However, only the app data is stored and apps need to be downloaded from the maemo repository which obviously doesn't need an account or a very fast internet connection.(20kbps is sufficient).
     
    Anubhav Narayan, Jan 13, 2017
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    jakke---01, Jan 13, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    How do I manage backup space? The link doesn't open.

    Hi, it's great you're using imaging. Someone may be able to comment specifically on using Backup and Restore.

    The usual response on questions about it is to recommend using 3rd party tools such as Macrium Reflect (free) - which are
    - more feature rich
    - properly supported (tech support / forums)
    - updated and maintained
    - more reliable
    - documented

    As regards your non-functional link - maybe some sort of help? - MS has clearly eliminated a whole department which to Win 7 did provide useful inks and pages, leaving the community to document their product.

    Threads here where difficulties using B&Restore have been raised usually receive a recommendation to use a 3rd party tool.
     
    dalchina, Jan 13, 2017
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