Windows 10 backup disk may get full after saving multiple versions of backups. Learn lớn manually or automatically delete all kinds of backup files.


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ByDelia

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/ Last updateDecember 13, 2021


Why should you care if backup disk is full?

Windows 10 includes features that allow you to backup system image backup & save previous versions of your files regularly. Those features are very useful because your files & system are protected with backups.

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If backup disk is full, then no backups can be created, leaving your files & system at risk. Therefore, it is important to well manage backups in Windows 10.

How khổng lồ không lấy phí up space on backup disk?

As mentioned, Windows 10 has many backup features to lớn protect your system & files. You may have sầu enabled system protection lớn create system restore points, mix up automatic image backup task with Backup và Restore (Windows 7), or backup your files using File History.

If you want a better way to lớn delete backup files in Windows 10, please use the professional backup software.

How lớn Delete Windows image backup in Windows 10?

To delete Windows image backup, use the following steps:

1. Clichồng Start and then select Settings > Update & Security > Backup > Go to lớn Backup & Restore (Windows 7) lớn open the old image backup tool.

2. Click on Manage Space.

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3. In the next screen, cliông chồng View backups lớn select any of the image backup files to lớn delete.

After deleting some of the previous image backups, you can also change how Windows manage the previous image backups. Clichồng on Change Settings, & then you have two choices:

Let Windows manage the space used for backup history

Keep only the latest system image and minimize space used by backup.

The first 1 is the mặc định option. If your backup disk always gets full, you can change to lớn the second option khổng lồ only save one system backup in Windows 10.

How bởi vì I delete system restore points?

Windows 10 System Restore Points allow you to lớn unvì unwanted system changes and restore protected files khổng lồ the previous version. If you think this is taking too much space. You can delete all or some of the system restore points.

To delete all restore points:

1. Search “system protection” & select the result “Create a restore point”.

2. Clichồng Configure…

3. Click Delete and confirm the option to delete all of the restore points on this drive.

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To delete all but the most recent restore point (Recommended):

1. Right cliông chồng on C: drive & select Properties and Disk Cleanup. If you want lớn delete restore points on other drives, just right cliông chồng on another drive & vì chưng the same.

2. Cliông chồng Clean up system files and wait for the calculating.

3. Click More Options tab, & cliông chồng Clean up… under System Restore and Shadow Copies.

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4. In a pop-up confirmation window, cliông chồng Delete lớn delete all but the most recent restore point.

How to cleanup File History?

By default, Windows 10 File History will save all versions forever, so eventually, your Windows 10 backup disk will full. You can easily change that setting to automatically delete old versions. Before you trying to lớn delete File History backup versions, you need khổng lồ make sure the backup drive sầu is connected and File History turned on. Otherwise, you are not allowed lớn delete File History backups.

To cleanup file history, use the steps below:

1. mở cửa File History from Control panel. Then clichồng on the Advanced settings.

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2. In the next screen, you will have the option lớn change how long the saved versions are stored. You can change Keep saved versions for 3 months or so. You can cliông chồng the links Clean up versions to delete versions right now.

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All those three Windows backup features are supposed to không tính phí up disk space when needed. By theory, you should never run out of disk space on backup disk. However, you still may end up backup disk full in Windows 10. In that case, you may want khổng lồ choose another backup program with a more flexible way of managing backup disk space.

How to delete backup files in Windows 10 with backup software?

If you are looking for Windows Backup and Restore software, then AOMEI Backupper Professional edition is recommended. It provides scheduled incremental & differential backup and 5 different backups schemes to automatically delete previous backups files, so your backup disk will never run out of space.

To delete backup files in Windows 10, you can choose a backup type at first, then select a schdule backup & backup scheme, clichồng Start Backup at last. After that, when the backup amount reaches the number you set, it will delete backup files automatically.


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Backup types:

Based on what you want to include in the backup, you can persize system backup, disk backup, partition backup, files & folders backup. And all of the backup types support schedule backup and backup scheme.

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Backup Schedule:

When choosing schedule triggers, you can have sầu the backup lớn run at a specific time daily/weekly/monthly or upon an sự kiện. If you want the backup khổng lồ run when no user is logged on, you need khổng lồ choose the option runingscheduled backup using Task Scheduler under the Advanced tab.

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Backup Scheme:

After configuring a scheduled backup, you can enable Disk Space Management lớn automatically miễn phí up backup disk space while keeping remaining backup images recoverable. Based on how you phối up the scheduled backup, choose the suitable backup scheme to lớn không tính tiền up disk space.

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Tips:

Unlike file-level backup, AOMEI Backupper is able to backup files that are currently in use.

It is recommended khổng lồ use the listed backup schemes khổng lồ automatically delete obsolete backups. If you intkết thúc khổng lồ delete backups manually, you can vày it with File Explorer.

As you may know, incremental backup is based on the previous backup. If you delete an incremental backup, the incremental backups after the one deleted are useless. Therefore, you should create a full backup before deleting incremental backups. Unlike incremental backup, differential backup is based on the last full backup. You can delete any differential backup. as long as the full backup is intact, your differential backups are valid.

If you want to lớn protect unlimited computers within your company, you can pichồng AOMEI Backupper Technician. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy tool, you are also allowed to deploy/restore system image file on server-side computer khổng lồ multiple client-side computers over network.

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