How to Delete Old Backups on Windows 10 to Free Up Space

Having a backup of your Windows 10 computer is a great idea since this means you are not left stranded whenever there is an accident that may cause you to lose your data or damage your Windows OS.

But over time, this backup accumulates, thereby taking a good amount of space from your storage system. This may prevent newer versions of your computer files to back up into the hard drive you used for your backup.

In that case, you need to delete old backups to allow newer versions of your computer file to back up into your storage device.

This post guides you through the process. You may also be interested in how to delete windows update files.

How to Delete Old Windows 10 Backups

To get started, open the Windows File Explorer, and select “This PC”. You will see the drive containing your backup file from the drive’s list.

Next, double-click on the drive containing the backup file. Then select the name of your computer from the folder list.

This opens the Windows Backup dialogue box. Select the “Manage space used by this backup” option.

Next, select the “View Backups” button to select the backups you wish to delete.

Here, you will notice the lists of available backups. Including their backup date and disk used. We recommend that you leave at least one backup so that you can revert to it when you have a problem with your computer.

To delete a backup, select the backup and click on the “Delete” button.

You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the selected backup file. Click on the “Delete” button to continue.

You can delete more Windows backup files by repeating the process. Once done, close your window.

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I hope you find this guide helpful, kindly leave a comment if you have any questions.

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