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  1. buf

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    It was late last night, I was past being tired and sleepy but I did it anyway. Used Easeus free backup software 5.5 and backed up my computer. Did a good job of it--I guess but I saved the backup to the source disk--the C: in error. Now the C: has increased by the size of the backup or 24 gigs. Is there a way of getting that backup out of C: and then deleting the backup? Another one for the Gipper. Any help and as usual, TIA.
     
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    Copy the file to somewhere else and then delete the "C" one.
     
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    Terry, you make this sound so simple. Let me see if I have this right. You want me to move the backup (I moved it to a new folder I opened on the desktop) and will delete it from there. By doing that, the backup I made on 1-11(last night) will be as though it never happened. Right??
     
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    When I answered I was thinking of Macrium Reflect Free, which creates a single file for the backup. Assuming that Easeus also just creates one file then deleting that makes the backup completely disappear. Or, you could first copy it to another disk if that is what you had intended to do.
     
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    No, it is not Macrium Reflect Free but as already indicated, I moved the file to a desktop folder and there it sits while waiting to decide what to do with it. At this point, I do not know if this backup is good or bad--but I have to assume it is good. By copying it to another empty external hd, I would be saving it and it would be "out of the way" so to speak and available if I should need it later. If I do this, I suppose it would then be OK to delete the folder holding the backup. Your thoughts.
     
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    I agree with your suggested copy and then delete.
     
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    Thanks but I have one additional thought. Perhaps I should move the file and not just copy it to the ext. hd.
     
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    I have moved the backup and all appears to be just fine. Thanks for your help in this matter.
     
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    You're welcome. :)

    "Move" is a copy followed by a delete, but for large files I like to go to the extra effort of copy, make sure the copy is OK, and then delete the original. :)
     
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