Windows 10: Do i need to keep Nero Livebackups dated 2014
Do i need to keep Nero Livebackups dated 2014
I have found that i have alot of Nero livebackups for 2014 on my latop taking up alot of storage space. Can i delete these or put them somewhere so they don't take up space on my hard drive.
You could put them on an External USB 2.0 HDD/Hard Disk Drive if too large for a DVD. But then if you've changed the OS from Win8/8.1 or Win7 they may not be of much use except for extracting specific files. Make new ones with your current setup but may need an updated version of Nero.
Most people on the forum use Macrium Reflect Free for system imaging/backup. I uninstalled Nero Backup and use Reflect instead.
hi Berton, If i do this is it ok to get rid of these live backups 2014 and how do i what you suggested as i am no computer whizz
You don't say - are you still using Nero Live backup now? Or are these just left over from a time when you did?
Either way, you need to keep them if you think you may ever need to find an old document they contain. Copy them off the PC to a USB stick/DVD/USB hard drive. These Nero backup files play no part in running you system and can safely be deleted.
If you have stopped using Nero Live Backup, deleting is simple, however, if you are still running Nero Live Backup, apparently you have to stop it first according to this thread on the Official Nero Forum...
Just found Nero on my Apps, tried to open but it says it is corrupt. So i guess its no longer working??? I am no compter whizz. Is it est to find another of the same thing and download that instead then delete Neero??? Any sggestions please as am at odds what to do. I need to get rid of thos old Nero live backups data to free p space on my hard drive as it's using the most. Tried cleaning and it does not give me enogh space for other pdates etc and i keep running ot of space.
For readers of this thread not familiar with Nero Live Backup (or their BackItUp utility of which it is a part) here's a quick demo I found while looking up how Nero works...
and the manual for BackItUp can be found here.
Nero 2016 was the first version to claim support for Windows 10, though earlier versions went up to Windows 7/8, so may still work (DYOR).
The principle is that LiveBackup (BakItUp's 'easy' setting) makes a full backup of everything (including the OS) when you first turn it on, thereafter it makes scheduled incrementals. Backitup's unique feature is that after a while these incrementals will be merged to save space. The backup set it creates can either be used to restore a working system, or dipped into to recover old files and documents.
For @How1, the answer is that (assuming you have been running LiveBackup continuously from 2014 to this day) the backup set now contains a lot of changes made since you first turned Nero's backups on. No wonder it's so large. The simple answer, provided you are happy you'll never need any of the backed up documents dating from now back to 2014, is just to turn off LiveBackup, delete the backup files and turn LiveBackup back on. I'm afraid it appears you can't just delete parts of the backup set - it's all or nothing. Once deleted, LiveBackup (if you choose to continue using it) will only have backups dating back to today.
The more technically minded members of this forum would probably prefer to use something else as to back up their entire system. Macrium Reflect is the popular choice. If all you are concerned with is backing up your documents, then Windows 10 has its own easy-to-use File History option. See this tutorial for more details.
Well, if it is corrupt, then you won't be able to restore from the LiveBackup even if you wanted to
You shouldn't need to delete Nero itself to be able to delete the backup files. How big are they?
I assume (as you're complaining about space) they are on your PC. I'd be inclined to copy them to a USB memory stick first (if there's really a lot of data you may need several sticks, or even a USB external drive to hold them all) . You can do this with File Explorer. Just find the backup files, select them and click the 'Copy' button on File Explorer's ribbon (if you can't see the ribbon, click the 'Home' tab to display it). Now go to your USB and click 'Paste'. Then you can just delete the backup files from your PC, they are not needed for you to be able to use your PC.
NB: a USB memory stick usually comes pre-formatted as FAT32. If any of your files are larger than 4GB you can't copy them to a FAT32 drive. If that is the case, reformat the USB (you'll loose all existing files on it) as NTFS or exFAT, both can handle files larger than 4GB. USB hard drives usually come formatted with NTFS.)
Now to Nero itself. Do you use any of the other Nero utilities? Do any of the others even work? Try Nero SmartStart (their basic jumping off point to launch all the other apps).
Nero is supplied as a suite of programmes. It comes in two types, either the full paid-for suite, or a stripped down basic set (often pre-installed by you PC manufacturer) called Nero Essentials. Do you know what you have? The easiest way to find out is to type Apps and features in the search box next to start then run it to go to the settings page. There I see on my PC 'Nero Multimedia 10 Suite Essentials', so I have Nero 10 Essentials (the free basic one, courtesy of Toshiba who made my PC). It all seems to still work with Windows 10, even though it it's a six year old version.
Last edited by Bree; 24 Sep 2016 at 18:28.
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