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Kudos0

N360_Backup

I suddenly discover that I am out of free hard drive space and am looking for what I can uninstall or move/delete to create some free space. I found this large folder (17.9 GB) named N360_Backup. I am thinking that Norton is backing up my files.

I know backing up files is very important but I use a off-site service (Carbonite) and have no need to back up twice. Is there a problem in deleting the N360_Backup folder and it contents and by doing so, will I regain 17.9 GB of free space?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Mike Clough

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Kudos0

Re: N360_Backup

I suddenly discover that I am out of free hard drive space and am looking for what I can uninstall or move/delete to create some free space. I found this large folder (17.9 GB) named N360_Backup. I am thinking that Norton is backing up my files.

I know backing up files is very important but I use a off-site service (Carbonite) and have no need to back up twice. Is there a problem in deleting the N360_Backup folder and it contents and by doing so, will I regain 17.9 GB of free space?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Mike Clough

Kudos1

Re: N360_Backup

Hi MikeClough,

Welcome to Norton Community!

You can delete the backup folder as well disable the backup from Norton 360 settings(Settings > uncheck Backup under Quick Controls) since you are using Carbonate for backup. You can either delete the contents of N360_Backup after disabling Norton Tamper Protection or delete the files/folders using the Norton Backup Drive in My Computer.

Yogesh

Kudos1

Re: N360_Backup

If you do not backup using Norton 360, you can delete that folder. You can disable the backup feature in Norton 360, so that you do not face this problem in future. Here is how you can disable it:

1 Start Norton 360.

 

2 Click Settings.

 

3 Under Quick Controls, uncheck Backup.

 

4 Click Close.

 

Inorder to delete the backup folder, you may need to disable the Norton product Tamper protection. Here is how you can do it:

 

1 Start Norton 360.

 

2 Click Settings.

3 In the Settings window, under Quick Controls, uncheck Norton Tamper Protection

4 In the Security Request window, from the drop down menu, select a duration and click OK.

 

5 Click Close.

After you disable it, you can delete the Norton 360 Backup folder. Make sure that you turn on the Tamper protection after you delete the folder.

CyberLife :)
Kudos0

Re: N360_Backup

Thank you both so very much! My 'puter is breathing again!

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