19994: How to delete redundant backup files from external hard drive?

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Tom Morgan
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Can somebody please point me to a help file. External drive is Seagate Freeagent.

Thanks in Advance

Pat L
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Tom,

Which version of ATI are your using? Which version of Windows?

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Tom Morgan
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2011 Update 1 (build 6696)
Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1 (Build 7601, Service Pack 1)

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Is your question different here? You have another post...

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Different question. I am trying to clear up the clutter I now have on my external hard drive after failed backups. The ATI backup jobs that orginally created these files have long gone so this cannot be done through the UI?

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No.
If you played around quite a bit with your backup settings, here is what I would do:

- delete the backup files you don't want to keep,
- move the backup files in a folder "eg: "OldBackups" on the same disk.
- right click on that folder, choose "hide". No need to hide subfolders and files
- uninstall ATI
- reboot
- install ATI.

This will reset the database.

From there, recreate the tasks you want.

After a while, you can unhide your "oldbackups" folder. ATI won't add the various archives files to the backup list. If it does, you can use "remove from the list" to remove them.

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