How do i delete previous OneCare backups RRS feed

  • Question

  • i have backups from previous betas and from version 1.5, does anyone know how to delete them ? i have tried via the cmd line using cacls and this does not work. they are all stored on an ext hd.

    regards, ollyc.

    Thursday, July 26, 2007 11:46 AM


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  • See this post for instructions on how to delete backups - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1698096&SiteID=2


    Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:11 PM
  • thanks jimR1, that worked fine for me. best regards



    Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:27 PM
  • None of these methods work, the only solution I see is formating. Which I cannot do as there is gigabytes upon gigabytes of data I would have to move. When I attempt;

    cacls "k:\Windows OneCare Backup\computer" /t /g administrators:F

    I get access denied.

    When I try

    The easiest way to perform this action in any version of Windows XP is to navigate to the backup location, and right click on the folder set you wish to remove, taking care to select the older backup set and not the one just made.

    In the right click menu, select Sharing and Security.

    When the Sharing and Security tab of the Properties dialog comes up, place a check mark in the middle section - "Share this folder on the network."

    Give the Share a name in the box for "Share Name".

    And place a check mark in "allow network users to change files."

    Click OK.

    I get the following error:

    Error Deleting File or Folder:
    Cannot delete DO_NOT_DELETE.globalCatalog: Access is denied.
    Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
    and that the file is not currently in use.

    I do however have some services I do not use and need disabled. I am trying to remove this somewhat annoying folder.

    If anyone can help that would be great
    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 12:39 AM
  • If none of the suggested solution work for you and you don't want to format, contact support - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1183038&SiteID=2



    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 1:21 AM
  • Thanks Steve Smile will contact them now.
    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 10:18 AM