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How can I delete Access IBM backups?

My hard drive "space available" is down to 680 mb!  The six backups in the Access IBM show they occupy 18.2 gb out of the approx. 34gb hard drive.  Have just bought a portable hard drive, intend to use it for doing backups.
Help! And thanks!
Pat Jones
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B HCommented:
can you post a screenshot of where you see this at?

it can be files, or a disk partition, we need to know for sure which
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bandp3Author Commented:
Hello Bryon44035v3 - unsure what you need - a screenshot of what? I have been using the Access IBM program that came with the computer to create backups that are hidden somewhere on my hard drive. The backup program creates a "basic" first backup, then a succession of up to five more backups that record changes to the "basic" one. Each time a new backup is added the oldest of the five is deleted. Have been doing this monthly - and wish I'd never started!  The sub-program, IBM Rapid Restore Ultra (RRU), that works this backup process offers the option of filing the backups on alternative media, so I intend to start using my new portable hard drive to store the "basic" backup plus the latest five change backups, continuing to use the sub-program IBM RRU for that.  But have been unable to find any facility anywhere in Access IBM to erase the backups on the hard drive to free up space - and that's the core of this question.
Thanks for your interest.
Pat Jones
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bandp3Author Commented:
Did I write my comment in the wrong space?
Pat
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lee555J5Commented:
Alternatively (and my personal preference), blow the whole thing away and redo the drive the way you want it. You now get *all* the disk space.

To do this, you will need an OS disc, all the necessary drivers from the ThinkPad support site, and all your app install discs.

Of course, you will be giving up this feature and any other feature Access IBM may provide. You will also lose any factory customizations in the OS and apps, but you should have the drivers you need for the hardware.

You may not want to do this, but it is an option.

Lee
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lee555J5Commented:
It appears the bottom line is to upgrade to the latest Rapid Restore. Version 4 provides a delete option in the advanced section.
My link above is good, but the link in the refered list is broken.
Thinkpad Downloads and Drivers
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=168403&brandind=10&doccategoryind=0&modelind=0&doctypeind=9&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=53385&machineind=0





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bandp3Author Commented:
Hello lee555J5 - I like the approach of updating Rapid Restore (or is it the whole Access IBM program?)to v.4 - will be able to use the RR feature to do backups (to the portable hard drive), since RR is nice and simple. Would also retain other Access IBM features.  However, am not clear on the meaning of your comments about the links - which link will get me the v.4 update, and is it intact? The four-liner immediately above, or the one-liner earlier?

Thanks for your interest and help.
Pat Jones
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lee555J5Commented:
Both my links are good. The problem link is the one on the EE page I linked to. It does not appear necessary, though.
The 4-liner should be a link to your ThinkPad's downloads. If it does not work for you, go to your ThinkPad's download support site and look for the latest version of Rapid Restore.
Lee
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bandp3Author Commented:
Have yet to try Lee's solution, but am confident it's complete, accurate and easy to follow. And you folks at Expert Exchange deserve my thanks too - big time!  Your URL is safely on my Favorites list.
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