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I Did A Backup But Now I Deleted Some Files That Are Still In The Backup

By matthew2777
Oct 19, 2007
  1. How do I delete files that were backedup but I no longer want?

    When I go to the backup folder on my external hardrive I can find the folders I no longer want backed up,but when i delete them,they still appear when I try to restore files.....They get an error code if I try to restore them since i deleted them from the backup folder,but its annoying that they are cluttering my view when trying to Restore files.



    HOW DO I FIX THIS?

    btw this is using the VISTA Backup tool.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You Should Really Fix That Shift Key! Many People (Including Me) Simply Ignore People Who Can't Spell, Do Grammar Or Type.

    Also, it would kind of help if you told us what backup program you used.
     
  3. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    The one that comes with Vista
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Hmm.. I assume you would have to edit the backup catalog manually. I have no idea what format the Vista backup catalog is in and whether it can be edited..
     
  5. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    that makes no sense tho.....why would they not let u take things out of the back up? obviously a user is going to delete some files and folders eventually that were already backedup...so how do u get rid of them from the backup,since its wasting space
     
  6. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    ............
     
  7. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    :(((((((((
     
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Hum.. The very point of a backup is to give you a chance to recover the stuff that you have deleted!
     
  9. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    yea but what happens when ur external drive is full and u have a bunch of stuff that u dont want backed up anymore?

    or what if u rename a file and now u have 2 of the same files but 2 different names in the back up?
     
  10. matthew2777

    matthew2777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    so ur telling me everytime my backup gets cluttered with unwanted stuff...i have to make a whole new backup? i have 250gb to back up thats time consuming and defeats the whole point of backing up with a utility.
     
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You just have to find a better utility that lets you specify what exactly you want to back up.
     
     
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