Windows 10 Acronis Drive Folder
I'm running tight on space on my C: drive so I was doing some space utilization analysis and found a folder that was using a fair chunk of space:
C:\AppData\Local\Acronis\Acronis Drive\V30\8-19-2018 1_20_27 AM\photos
V30 is my phone and this directory contains a ton of photos from my phone. The thing is, my phone backup is set up to go to my F: drive along with all my other backups.
The Last Change date on that folder is 8/19/2018, so I'm wondering if this was a hold-over from an earlier version of the program or possibly some errant attempt at setting up a phone backup on my part (maybe I initially had it backing up here and then fixed it?).
Anyway, can I delete this (or the image files contained therein) without breaking Acronis?
John, welcome to these public User Forums.
My understanding is that the AppData\Local folder is a mirror of the location you have defined for your Mobile Backup (on F:), so if you delete from that folder you will also delete from the main location too! By mirror, I mean that you are looking at exactly the same data from the F: drive without this being duplicated by virtue of the way Acronis uses subst to map the Acronis Drive.
See KB 59584: Acronis True Image 2017: how to change Acronis Drive letter - which shows the use of subst to map the drive letter.
I noticed after I posted that "Acronis Drive" shows up in my "Network Locations" and when I double click it I see a folder called V30 but when I double click that I get "M:\V30 is unavailable …" (snapshot of the full message below).
I'm not sure what the point of the "Acronis Drive" is other than - apparently - to use up space on my C: drive :).
I'll look at that KB tonight when I get home; again, thank you!!