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Delete my backup folder

By onely
Mar 16, 2009
  1. Hello, My nephew asked me to fix his computer. It was very slow. I did spybot, adaware, virus scan , its faster now but there is a my backup folder that I cannot delete and maybe I shouldn't but its 10GB. It is running Windows XP Home

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You can run CCleaner
    There's also an area (in Options->Include->Add Folder) that you can use ;)
    Make sure that all backups have been completed (externally to CD or flash drive) first though
     
  3. onely

    onely TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you for your reply, I was able to add it to CC Cleaner but it did not delete it
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    What exactly is this folder called?
    And where is it located?

    C:\Backup or something?
     
  5. onely

    onely TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes

    C:\My Backup--25-08-08 2249
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Try this program: Unlocker

    Otherwise do this:
    Start->Run-> CMD -> Ok
    CD \ ->Enter
    rd /s/q "My Backup--25-08-08 2249" ->Enter
     
  7. onely

    onely TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey the unlocker worked, thank you very much
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb

    The next option would have been: Ultimate Boot CD
    But it's a good idea to have this BootCD anyway ;)
     
  9. onely

    onely TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you again I will make the cd
     
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