Removing last used Backup External HDD


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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19045 Multiprocessor Free
       #1

    Removing last used Backup External HDD


    hi,

    I was testing the backup and restore - i was wondering if i can remove the last used drive - i've deleted files there and put them on another drive.

    Just for "cosmetics" purposes, can i get rid of this? So there's no red X ?

    Removing last used Backup External HDD-screenshot-2023-03-22-214828.png

    thanks,
    Gabrio
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  2. Posts : 1,234
    Windows 10
       #2

    plug the drive in then you should see the "manage space" option appear click that and delete the backup
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19045 Multiprocessor Free
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       #3

    Yes, i did that but the drive remains there regardless, shouldn't that go away?
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    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    gabgab said:
    I was testing the backup and restore - i was wondering if i can remove the last used drive - i've deleted files there and put them on another drive.

    Just for "cosmetics" purposes, can i get rid of this? So there's no red X ?
    You can reset it to default, it will then appear as if no backup has ever been made.

    Reset Windows Backup to Default in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 7,916
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       #5

    The built in backup & restore utility is deprecated and unreliable, You would be much better off using a recommended backup program like Macrium Reflect use by many on this forum.
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @gabgab,

    For informational purposes, I have put this together regarding Windows Built-In Imaging & Backup.

    Windows Built-In Imaging & Backup:

    DOWNSIDE:

    It is common knowledge that most of the time you CAN'T trust ANY of the MS built-in Backup or Image facilities because they just do NOT work. The System Imaging facility is a deprecated feature which is NO longer being developed or updated [ it used the same executables in every version of W10 ]. Even MS say that the built-in System Imaging facility should NOT be used . . .

    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.

    SOURCE: > Features Removed or Deprecated in Windows 10



    UPSIDE:

    If you do use the built-in MS System Imaging facility, then a Recovery Drive USB from almost any version of Win 10 is capable of restoring any other version of a Win 10 MS System Image. A Recovery Drive USB and the System Repair Disk DVD are functionally identical. The only requirement is that it is the same Win 10 bit type [ x86 or x64 ] as the System Image to be restored.



    I hope this helps.
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  7. Posts : 310
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 19045 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #7

    thanks for all the replies guys, i've used the bat file and did the trick :)

    on the whole though this backup thing works, surely there are better solutions out there.
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @gabgab,

    Macrium Reflect and AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition are widely used here so there would be a lot of help if needed. Here is something that I put together that might be of help you.

    Imaging & Backup Software:

    This Software is listed in alphabetical order as opposed to relevance order.

    > Acronis True Image - PAID
    > AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition - Free Backup Software for Windows - FREE
    > Drive SnapShot - Disk Image Backup for Windows and PE. - TRIAL
    > EaseUS ToDo Backup - FREE
    > FreeFileSync: Open Source File Synchronization & Backup Software - FREE
    > Hasleo Backup Suite - FREE [ Newly Released Software - NOT a lot known ]
    > Karen's Replicator - Backup Utility - FREE
    > Macrium Reflect - FREE Edition - Direct Download Link - .exe
    > NovaBackup - PAID
    > O&O DiskImage 15 Professional Edition - PAID - See NOTE: Below
    > Paragon Backup & Recovery - FREE
    > Second Copy Automatic Backup Software - PAID
    > SyncBackFree: Backup and Synchronization Software - FREE
    > SyncToy - MS Download Centre - FREE

    NOTE: Sometimes FREE > Register FREE Full Version O&O DiskImage Professional Edition!



    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by Paul Black; 23 Mar 2023 at 10:07.
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  9. Posts : 31,852
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #9

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @gabgab,
    ..... > Macrium Reflect - FREE Edition - FREE.....
    Since Macrium retired their free version he Macrium page you link to no longer lists a download for Reflect Free. You can still download it direct from Macrium though, if you know the right URL to use.

    Reflect Free Download Agent: https://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v8/ReflectDLHF.exe
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  10. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Bree said:
    Since Macrium retired their free version he Macrium page you link to no longer lists a download for Reflect Free. You can still download it direct from Macrium though, if you know the right URL to use.

    Reflect Free Download Agent: https://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v8/ReflectDLHF.exe
    Thanks @Bree,

    I have updated my post above and my master file.
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