How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10?

Usually, when we update windows at that point it retains some old windows backups and it takes lots of space from the hard drive. But you can easily clean or delete the backup files in windows 10 with the bits of help of the disk cleanup tool. Here I mention the essential steps about how to delete backup files in windows 10.

  • Disk cleanup 
  • Select the drive
  • Clean up system files
  • Choose the drive again
  • Click on the yes button 

These are some of the essential steps and through these steps, you can easily delete the Backup Files in Windows 10. 

But if you are still unable to understand the full process then don’t worry here I will explain to you a full guide about how to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10.

So please stick to the end of this article.

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

As I mentioned earlier when you update windows at that point there it keeps the old windows backups and it consumes too much space from our hard drive and after that when we install another window then there is not much space is available to our drive.

But you can easily fix this situation and delete all the backup files from windows 10. Here I reveal how to fix these things with step by step guide.

Step 1:

First, go to the Start menu of your home screen and there you have to search the Disk Cleanup app.

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

And now click on the Disk Cleanup app.

Step 2:

Now a pop-up window will open in front of you and just selects the drive where the windows are installed. And now click on the ok button.

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

Step 3:

Now another pop-up window will open in front of you and here you will see an option by the name of clean up system files just simply click on that option.

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

Now it will again ask you to choose a drive, just select the drive again and click on the ok button.

Step 4:

Now again the scanning will start and once it was complete you will again see the disk cleanup interface.

Here you have to scroll to the option previous window installation. And now you have to click on the ok button.

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

Step 5:

Now a pop-up window will open in front of you and it will display the message about are you sure want to permanently delete these files? 

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

Just click on the delete files option to confirm the process. 

How to Delete Backup Files in Windows 10

Now it will display another warning process just click on the yes button.

Once you have complete these steps you will be noticed that all the backup files are deleted from your windows folders very smoothly and you can also free the space from your drives.

How to Delete Itunes Backup Files in Windows 10

There are two main ways through which you can easily Delete Itunes Backup Files in Windows 10.

Here I will explain both the methods in front of you and choose which is the correct method for you.

Method 1

This is the first method and the more effortless method to delete the iTunes backup files in windows 10.

So please follow the steps.

Step 1:

Just open the Itunes and then click on the edit button which arrives at the top left corner and then go to the preferences option.

Step 2:

Then click on the devices option, from here just select your device backup and click on the delete backup option.

Now a pop-up open just select the delete button from here.

In this method, you can easily delete the Itunes backup files, but if you are still confused and unable to do this process then follow the second method.

Method 2

Step 1:

Just open the file explorer and open this pc option from there. 

Step 2:

Now double click on your system drive that is the c drive of your computer. Then go to the user’s folders.

Now just go to the File menu and click on the Change folder and search options.

Step 3:

Now click on the view tab and check the radio button to show hidden files, folders, and drives, and now just click on apply button.

Step 4:

Then double click on the app data, roaming option, and apple computer option and click on mobile sync, here are all your backup files.

Step 5:

Now go to your backup folder and select backup folder and click on the delete button.

Now if you visit your backup folder you will be noticed that the backup files and folders are empty. 

Conclusion

This article is all about how to delete backup files on windows 10.

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