How to delete N360 backup set files, after backup set was deleted (without deleting files)
Posted: 29-Jul-2022 | 11:26AM · 3 Replies · Permalink
I deleted a huge backup set (saved to portable local drive) from N360 using the Backup portal (Backups->Select Set->Delete Set), but it didn't ask me if I wanted to delete the files too. I clicked Yes, and it deleted the backup set, which is now no longer visible in my list of sets. However, the 900GB of data are still filling up my external hard drive. Now there's no room to do another backup. I don't want to just delete one of the encrypted N360_BACKUP folders, not knowing how that will affect other backup sets. What is the best way to clear this now-unaccessible data? (OS=Windows8.1, Norton 360 v188.8.131.52)
Re: How to delete N360 backup set files, after backup set was deleted (without deleting files)
Posted: 29-Jul-2022 | 12:04PM · Edited: 29-Jul-2022 | 12:22PM · Permalink
I've created a handful of backup sets on this drive. Then tried to delete DefaultSet (the big one) because I had put too much into it.
I found that link (This PC->Norton Backup Drive->), opened it up, and there they all were. This solved my problem. Now actually, I don't have to delete the whole DefaultSet; I can just remove the extraneous parts that were overly full, and readjust my "What" list to make a smaller set, and then continue using this appropriately. Thanks so much! You saved my bacon!