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How to delete Acronis Drive from C drive.

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I have moved the destination of my mobile backup to the E drive. In C:\~\Acronis Drive there are two directories, one for each phone. Under these there are a number of dated directories which contain directories such as Calendar, Contacts etc. They are large. The smallest phone has 187 GB under its directory and the other is much bigger. How can I delete these directories as I only want the backup to be on the E drive?

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#1

Salopian, if you have moved the destination of your mobile backups using the options provided on the Settings page of ATI 2018 then all of your backup data should also have been moved to the new location when doing this change.

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I deleated the backups in Acronis and all the directories went away. I then did new backups to the new location and there are two .tibx files totaling 21.3 GB on the E drive. In the c:\~\acronis disc\ directory there are tow sub directories totaling 32.5Gb. These contain directories with photos etc.

How do I stop Acronis from putting the data on the C drive?

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#3

Salopian, I have the feeling that what you are seeing as being on your C: drive is not actually on that drive at all, and you are seeing the results of the SUBSTR assignment used for the Acronis Drive.

On my computer, the Acronis Drive is shown as a Network location and if I double-click on the icon for this in Explorer, then it shows as M: in the title of the explorer window and shows me a folder for my mobile backup which is actually showing the contents of the .TIBX file stored on my H: drive! (see my earlier screen image).

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Steve, I think it only shows as a network location if you have Creator Fall update - I saw it on my aborted update to Creator Fall. It does not (as far as I can work out) display that way with older Creator update. Very strange!

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#5

I do see the location a M: drive in explorer. As long as it is not taking up actual space on the C drive that is fine.

It does show up as a directory in c:\users\home\AppData\Local\Acronis\Acronis Drive.

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#6

Salopian, the way the Acronis Drive is integrated into Windows can be quite confusing to understand but perhaps the following screen shots might help clarify things.

My Mobile Backup location is on my H: drive (partition) and Acronis Drive will show as M: in Explorer as per the earlier screen shots.

The first screen shot shows my C:\Users\Smiths\AppData\Local folder using the free TreeSize utility, and this shows the size of my Mobile Backup data (as if it were on the C: drive!).

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The second screen shot takes the view in TreeSize to a higher level of the actual C: drive from the root folder but expanding Users\Smiths\AppData\Local where I would expect the Acronis folder to show at the top of the list having 1.1 GB size as per the first screen shot.  However, Acronis is not shown in this screen shot until I scroll down to the bottom of the listing.

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The third screen shot shows the bottom of the above listing with the Acronis folder showing a size of 0 Bytes, so confirming that what was shown in the first screen shot is caused by the Windows integration and that data doesn't actually get stored on the C: drive at all!

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#7

Using Directory Opus (my explorer of choice) When I go to the same view I see 9.52GB for Acronis and Acronis Drive.

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#8

I have installed Tree Size and it does indeed show 0 bytes for Acronis.  Windows explorer shows the files in the sub directories as having sizes like 1,300MB etc. Are these just virtual sizes?

 

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#9

I believe what we are seeing are in essence a virtual representation of the files that are stored in the .TIBX file on your designated Mobile Backup location drive, so perhaps an easier way to understand is to think in terms of that .TIBX file having been Mounted by ATI to the folders you see on the C: drive.

If you Mount a standard .TIB drive, you will see a new drive letter in Windows Explorer where the contents of that Backup image file show as if there was an additional drive attached, but the reality is that these are virtual files via the Mount point and shell integration provided by Acronis.  There is no new physical drive connected.

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#10

Thanks. I was just trying to stop large data files being put on the C drive. It makes backups quicker and smaller.