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    Manage Space for Windows Backup in Windows 10


    How to: Manage Space for Windows Backup in Windows 10

    How to Manage Windows Backup Disk Space in Windows 10

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    Information The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

    While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

    Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

    After you have set up Windows Backup, you can manage how disk space is used by Windows Backup as needed. You can free up disk space by deleting previously created data file backups and system images.

    This tutorial will show you how to manage how disk space is used by Windows Backup for data file backups and system images on your Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to manage Windows Backup disk space.


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    Note Data file backups are created in sets also known as backup periods.

    When a backup is created the first time after you set up Windows Backup, Windows will create a full backup of all files in the folders you selected into the drive:\computer name\Backup Set YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS\Backup Files YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS folder location. The Backup Files YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS folder contains Backup files #.zip folders that are your actual backed up files for that date and time period.

    When you create a differential backup, it will create a new full backup saved into a new Backup Set YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS folder.

    When you create an incremental backup, it will create a backup all of the files that have changed since the last backup, and saved in a new Backup Files YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS folder in the current Backup Set YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS folder.

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    System images are saved in this format:

    drive letter:\WindowsImageBackup\computer name\Backup YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS
    EXAMPLE: If your computer name is Brink-W10PC, your backup location is on hard drive (network or local) E: and you backed up on January 23rd 2017 at 5:01:54 PM (it will use 24 hour time), then your system image would be located in the folder below.

    E:\WindowsImageBackup\Brink-W10PC\Backup 2017-01-23 190154
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    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, click/tap on the Update & security icon, click/tap on Backup on the left side, and click/tap on the Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7) link under Looking for and older backup on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    Note You can also open Backup and Restore (Windows 7) by opening the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) icon.



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    2. Click/tap on the Manage space link. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Do step 4 (data file backup) and/or step 5 (system image) below for what you want to manage space for. When finished, go to step 6 below.


    4. To Manage Space of Data File Backups
    A) Click/tap on the View backups button. (see screenshot below)

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    Note If the View backups button is grayed out, then it means that you do not have any date file backups available.



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    B) Select a backup period you want to delete, and click/tap on the Delete button. (see screenshot below)

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    C) Click/tap on Delete to confirm. (see screenshots below)

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    Note If you delete the only data file backup for this computer, then you will also have a Delete and run backup now option.



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    D) Click/tap on Close, and go to step 3 above. (see screenshot below)

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    5. To Manage Space of System Images
    A) Click/tap on the Change settings button. (see screenshot below)

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    Note If the Change settings button is grayed out, then it means that you do not have any system images available.



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    B) Select (dot) what you want for how Windows retains older system images, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

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    Note If you turned off the schedule for automatic backups, then you will see the left screenshot above.

    If you System Protection settings like below.

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    C) Click/tap on Delete to confirm, and go to step 3 above. (see screenshots below)

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    6. When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshots below)

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    7. You can now close Backup and Restore (Windows 7) if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Oct 13, 2017
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Scrizz Win User
    Windows 10

    no, you can't go back..
    I suggest creating a backup image of your os drive
     
    Scrizz, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Manage Space for Windows Backup in Windows 10

    Windows 10

    its already there. there is a hard set factory image from samsung. problem is it takes a long time to get that backup into the drive again and destroys the C drive data.

    so looks like i wont be trying windows 10 anytime soon *Stick Out Tongue Manage Space for Windows Backup in Windows 10 :p
     
    de.das.dude, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. Monk.e83 Win User
    Unlocked Realtek HD Audio Drivers Windows 7 & 8 (With Dolby Digital Live and DTS Interactive)

    DTS supported natively by Windows 8/8.1 and it should work on windows 10 too just DDL require to unlock your driver .
     
    Monk.e83, Oct 26, 2019
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    Delta6326, Oct 26, 2019
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