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    Can I delete the many "Backup Set 2010....." folders?

    Hello, fellow Loungers;
    Using Windows 7 Home Premium on my Asus lappy.
    In D:OWNER-PC\ I see 28 folders, starting with "Backup Set 2010-02-14 140605" and the last one is "Backup Set 2011-12-18 190002." 13 are 2011 and 15 are 2010. It is now April 25 and I don't see any with 2012.
    Some of them take a lot of HD space and I can't afford to waste a lot of that.

    Can I delete, e.g. all but the 2 or 3 last ones? Or maybe all of them?

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    Can you open these folders and see what's in them? What is the actual path to these folders? D: is normally not the OS drive unless you are dual booted. This is a partition I use for data.

    You most likely can delete these, but I would check to see what's in them first, and perhaps back them up to a flash drive or Ext HD or such before deletion to see if something untoward happens.
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    Thanks, Ted.

    Yes, "C" holds my OS and "D" if for my data. The "Backup Set 2011-12-18 190002" holds 3 folders:

    "Backup Files 2011-12-18 190002" which has 24 large zip files in it, and
    "Backup Files 2011-12-25 190002" which has 4 large zip files in it, and
    "Catalogs" which tells me "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" but if I click "Continue" I see one file: "GlobalCatalog.wbcat" of 7,678Kb.

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    These must be backup files that you or someone created, I would assume of your data, or Images of your OS. If you have later backups that will protect you should the need arise I would assume the older backups may be deleted. That is something you will have to determine. I have Images of my entire OS that I recreate each month or so. I usually save 6 or 7 of these Images and delete the older ones. My data is similar to this. My financial data is backed up each day to 2 other PC's, plus a BU file that is separate on my PC. We each set up our own bachup scheme. I suspect these files are some of yours.

    I hope this helps.
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    Thanks, Ted; I'll do as you suggest.

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