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I did a back up on my laptop yesterday for the first time in hard drive "D" and now my system is telling my memory is very low in that drive. What can I do to reverse that back up?

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    what did you back up to: file on D, tape, cd?

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You can simply delete all the Backup files on D drive. But before that I would recommend that you burn all the backup files on some DVD/CD so that your backup can be available to you when you need it. In case if you want your D drive to be full empty, you may Quick format it.

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