Deleting a backup-to-disk folder

When you use the Backup Exec Delete option to delete a backup-to-disk folder, the folder is removed from Backup Exec, but the backup-to-disk folder and the files in it remain on the disk so you can recreate them later. If you also want to delete the folder from the disk, use the Windows Delete option. However, you cannot recreate the backup-to-disk folder or files after you delete them from the disk.


If you want to delete the folder from the disk, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder and delete it. When the folder is removed from the disk using Windows Explorer, you cannot recreate the folder or the files in Backup Exec.

To delete a backup-to-disk folder

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. Expand the icon for the computer where the backup-to-disk folder is located.

  3. Select the backup-to-disk folder that you want to remove.

  4. Under General Tasks in the task pane, select Delete.

  5. Click Yes.

Deleting a backup-to-disk folder