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Need to delete Windows backup files on Windows 7 Pro

The backup drive is full. Actual bacup file is 41GB and backup image is 70GB. Windows backup is set to retain only recent backup. Drive is just about 110GB, so it's full. I open Windows backup program and the button to view backup files is not displayed. How do I delete these files? Also, please let me know of any free program to automatically delete Windows backup files.
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Here is a good, simple explanation on deleting those files

bobox00Author Commented:
TG bullet #3 says "3.Click the View Backups button." That button is not visible on my computer.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Just a FYI, every 2 weeks you get a new full backup, incrementals in between.

you can just delete the folders dated 2 or more weeks ago i.e. <drive>:\[computername]\Backup Set 2012-01-01 123456\
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Consider about using third party backup tool such as Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home: www.drive-backup.com
It has compression and retention which makes your task easier and does not fill the backup drive the way like Windows Backup & Recovery does.
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