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Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2008-11-08, 20:06 PM

Hello,

 

I have a C200 laptop for almost 2 years now. It's been great except for one thing that frustrated me, the free disk space which kept shrinking. Recently I've decided to make a major cleanup, I decided to forsake Lenovo's R&R.

Yet, it seemed like free space wasn't really being freed. I kept wondering what stops it. Finally, I used a space management software to find out no less than 38GB! was used by the RRBackup folder which I wasn't aware of. 

Ironically, the R&R itself was removed to free some space which was predominantly taken by its backup.

 

I'm not interested in R&R anymore but I'm definitely interested in freeing those 38 GB. The question is, if downloading R&R takes ages, and I'm no longer interested in R&R, can I simply remove this folder manually, or are other files that I'm not aware of saved elsewhere and it's mandatory to do this via R&R? 

 

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2008-11-09, 8:53 AM

Hello,

 

it´s not necessary to leave anything into this folder.

Start R&R and try to delete first the newest back up and then the other.

Another mehtod is to download a Linux Live CD, may be Ubuntu Live CD, burn it to disk

and boot with it. Then you are able to delete the content of the folder from Linux OS.

Note: Nothing will be written on your hdd.

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2009-02-25, 17:17 PM

i have the same problem with my laptop. how were you able to resolve it? I can't even find RRbackups folder in the windows (i have "show hidden files"). do you know if this RR show on Programs Files?

 

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2009-02-25, 20:36 PM

Same problem. 70Gb drive with 36Gb used and only 12Gb available.

 

Under Folder options uncheck "Hide protected operation system files". You will be able to see RRbackups but can't get into it.

 

I have told it to delete the only backup in the list but it's still there.

 

I'm still missing over 20Gb. I would like it back.

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2009-02-26, 12:37 PM

Digital1 wrote:

Same problem. 70Gb drive with 36Gb used and only 12Gb available.

 

Under Folder options uncheck "Hide protected operation system files". You will be able to see RRbackups but can't get into it.

 

I have told it to delete the only backup in the list but it's still there.

 

I'm still missing over 20Gb. I would like it back.


I don't know what version of Rescue and Recovery you had, but my guess is that's probably Single Instance Storage data that for some reason or another didn't get deleted when you deleted the back up.
There are several protection mechanisms in place that keep you from accessing the contents in the RRBackups folder, so the best way to address this is what was recommended by someone else:  If you can boot to a pre-boot environment (BartPE, Ubuntu, whatever), then you will be able to delete that folder and its contents.

For the individual who said he/she does not have an RRBackups folder: Your space is being eaten up by something unrelated to Rescue and Recovery.

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2009-02-26, 17:16 PM
I finally got it removed. I was told that, if I restart my laptop and press F8 while it is starting, the pc will prorpmt me to SAFE Mode. the safe mode will let you view anything and everything. I found RRbackups, which had 38GB of data. it was odd the all the data were just diff data numbers and save whithin seconds of each. I deleted the data, but not the folder, and got my 38GB back.
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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2009-02-26, 18:11 PM

ferdz wrote:
I finally got it removed. I was told that, if I restart my laptop and press F8 while it is starting, the pc will prorpmt me to SAFE Mode. the safe mode will let you view anything and everything.

Excellent.  I'm glad you found a solution.  For future reference, for anyone who may find this thread at a later time when looking for a solution to a similar problem, Safe Mode will not always work.  So if you find that you still can't access the folder in Safe Mode, a boot CD is the way to go.

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11-27-2009

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2009-11-27, 22:23 PM

It worked for me as well.

Good one!

Regards.

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2010-02-16, 16:24 PM

Didn't work for me.  Pressing F8 did nothing. ?????

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Re: Manually removing the RRBackup folder

2010-02-18, 14:45 PM

Hi,

 

I ended up on this forum with just this problem and the "Safe Mode" solution did work for me so thank you to everyone would has taken the time to put their experiences in writing.

 

I found that the Lenove Care button -> RR menu route did not seem to work.  I may have done something wrong though.

 

Chris

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