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Huge backup file after upgrading to XP


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I just upgraded to Windows XP and now my poor little 14 GB hard drive has a 4 GB backup file on it. I convered from FAT32 to NTFS, but still have that gigantic backup file. I have defragged, etc, and the defrag report says it can't defrag the backup. What can I do about that whopping backup eating up a huge chunk of my hard drive? Many thanks for your help!
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Where is the file located

Has it got a name
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Wow! That was fast!

The filename is: MyBackup.qic type: QIC Size over 4 GB
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oops. forgot to say it is in the backups folder on drive C
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Did you have this on 98

Colorado Backup Systems
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I am pretty sure it was not on the old 98, but created when I upgraded to XP. When I converted from FAT32 to NTFS, it said it could not convert the backup. So, if the backup is in FAT32, I can't use it anymore anyway, can I?

I am such a dummy about these things!
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Can you right click the folder, click explore to see what is in there
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oops! You meant do I have Colorado backup systems on 98? I have no idea!
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In the backup folder are: the huge qic backup file created when I upgraded to XP (so yes, it is new!), plus several old 1KB files from old backups. That is all that is in the folder
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If you, can open the back up file to see if it is split into smaller files, you can move them to the recycle bin, reboot without emptying the bin, run the PC for a while, if it runs OK, empty the bin, move another file to it, reboot etc

Check you haven't got a programme which cleans the bin at start up
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Thank you Keith! I cannot open it. (sigh) So I deleted the thing. It was too big for the recycle bin. It's gone, and the computer works just dandy. I think the purpose of the backup was to restore everything in the event I changed my mind and wanted to go back to win98. But once you convert the files from FAT32, there's no going back anyway, as I understand it.

I truly appeciate your help!
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You may want to check it isn't set for scheduled back up

Thank You for letting me know how it went
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