Question Windows File Back Up not Synchronizing - deleted files still kept on backup drive

traderjay

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I am using the built in backup tool in my Win 10 system and I recently deleted a few hundred gigabytes worth of old files. For some reasons, the deleted files are still kept on the backup drive and I can't find a way for it to synchronize to free up space on the backup drive. Any ideas guys?
 

Muadib

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The windows 10 backup is very basic, and doesn't sync. To solve your problem, you should delete the backups you have with the old files, and then run a backup. The backup program does have an option where you can set it to keep your backups until space is needed.
 

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