By Delia / Last update January 6, 2022

Why Do You Need to Manage Backup Disk Space?

Nowadays, along with technology development, you may do many things with computers in every walk of life, for instance, handling official business, play games, download movies, write papers and backup your computer regularly to protect data and system just in case of disasters, virus, physical damage.

All these will make data larger and larger on computers, the available space is getting smaller and smaller and disk space will be ran out. At this time, you could delete some useless backup to free up space. However, it is difficult to delete them quickly and individually.

How to Manage Backup Disk Space in Windows 10/8/7?

Hence, you may need professional tools to delete them regularly and conveniently. The best Windows backup software - AOMEI Backupper Professional will make things easier to manage backup disk space.

AOMEI Backupper Professional supports file backup, folder backup, disk backup, system backup, partition backup, schedule backup, full backup, incremental and differential backup. And most importantly, it allows you to automatically delete old backups while the backups exceeds the number you specified.

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Here is how to manage backup disk space in Windows 10 computer with AOMEI Backupper (take Windows 10 system image for example):

Step 1. Execute AOMEI Backupper Professional, choose System Backup at the Backup tab. Or other backups you want, Disk Backup, Partition Backup, etc.

System Backup

Step 2. Choose a destination for Windows 10 system image file.

Select Destination

Step 3. Tap Schedule to set up the backup intervals, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, or USB plug in. 

Schedule General Settings

Step 4. Hit Scheme at the bottom left corner, tap to Enable Backup Scheme, choose one of the 5 schemes to delete old backup images automatically, click OK.

Backup Scheme

Step 5. Press Start Backup >> button to create Windows 10 system image and manage backup disk space easily.

After you create multiple backups, it will automatically delete your old system images once the backups over the number you specified. Then, you could avoid the Windows 10 backup disk full error.

As a matter of fact, you have other ways to manage backup disk space.

Manage Windows Backup Disk Space with File History

If you backup files with File History, you could do the following to manage Windows backup disk space.

1. Input backup settings in Windows 10 search box, and choose Backup Settings and hit Enter.

2. Click More Options under Back up using File History section.

3. Scroll down to the bottom, and choose See advanced settings.

4. Choose Advanced settings at the left panel.

5. Click Clean up versions at the Versions section.

6. Choose delete method at the Delete files field, click Clean up to manage backup disk space.

File History Manage Backup Disk Space

Delete Backup Files with Backup and Restore

If you use Backup and Restore to backup files, and encounter Check backup disk space notice like the below.

Check Backup Disk Space Error

1. Please click Options, and choose Manage backup disk space (or click Change backup settings to choose a disk that has the enough space)


You could click Manage space at the Back-up section.

2. Click View backups..., select the backups you would like to delete, press Delete Windows 10 backup files to free up space.

File History Manage Backup Disk Space


The Epilogue

Manage backup disk space is not difficult for you according to the step-by-step guide. There are 3 ways to manage Windows backup disk space.

By the way, AOMEI Backupper could create incremental and differential backup to only backup changed files since the last (full) backup, these two backup types could help you save Windows backup disk space easily.

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