OneCare backup using huge amount of disk pace RRS feed

  • Question


    OneCare backs up to a 250 gig hard drive.  I now have 142 gigs of OneCare backup files.  This is ridiculous. 


     What is most efficient and safe way to cull and eliminate non-essential files and, if possible, do it on a regular (scheduled) basis?

    Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:02 PM


  • You can configure backup to only select the file types that are important to you. See this post - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1698096&SiteID=2 - for how to remove your old backup files and start over. OneCare adds to the first backup with all new or changed files each time you run backup and never cleans up older backups. That's a pretty big oversight in the backup component, in my opinion, and one that I hope is addressed in a future version.


    Friday, April 18, 2008 5:13 AM