Second Hard Drive

By Rookie222
Jan 20, 2006
  1. My primary hard drive started to fail. I backed up everything to a second hard drive. Install new drive. Reinstalled everything. Working great. My question is this: The back up that I created on the second drive is no longer in the folder I created. It has expanded in explorer and I really didn't want to drive to have everything installed onto it. I really just wanted to use the drive for video, music & photo storgae. How do I get rid of it? and how do I make sure that it is really the back up I am looking at?
  2. OpTiMuSpRiMe

    OpTiMuSpRiMe TS Rookie Posts: 156

    well for one when you do a backup it asks you to lable the backup and then where you would like to store the backup!!! do you remember that stuff and if so then what did you lable it and where did you put it? that is the main question
  3. Rookie222

    Rookie222 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The Back up was labeled and was directed to be stored on the second drive. It was in a folder marked clearly Back up. After the reinstallation of windows XP home edition the back up folder was found expanded.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    what do you mean expanded?
    it is no longer a database file ?
    and if you have a dir structure for the files there just delete what you don't want .
    and if it is expanded you should be able to tell what is there that needs deleted??
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