Windows 7 backup disk space

Oct 24, 2010
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  1. Hello,

    I have had my computer running Windows 7 for 5 months now. I just received an alert stating that my backup disk space (17.47gb), which is located on my external hardrive, is running out of space (2.00 mb).

    I know that the main solution would be to get another external hardrive and transfer my back up disk to it. However, is there an alternative solution to this?

    Also, does back up disk space increase over time or does this alert have to do with the storage on my external getting extremely low?

    Is back up disk space even necessary?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    You can delete everything.
    Of course it isn't necessary, it's backup.
    Although, if you value you're data...
  3. JDJD

    JDJD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks for the reply hellokitty.

    So you're saying I can just delete the whole back up disk from my external hard drive?

    As far as retrieving any data that might be lost isn't that what system restore is for?

    That's why I inquired if the back up disk space is even necessary to have.
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    No, it doesn't retrieve any deleted files.

    If you don't want the files or don't care about them, you could just delete them. Of course, that mean's they're gone forever...

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