Disk space becomes low on a Lenovo Thinkpad computer running Windows Vista

Disk space becomes low on a Lenovo Thinkpad computer running Windows Vista

Article ID : 953614
Last Review : May 27, 2008
Revision : 1.0
Source: Microsoft Support

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Result

On a Lenovo Thinkpad that runs Windows Vista, you find that the disk space is used up after a period of time.

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Cause

This may occur because the RRBackup folder, which is used by the ThinkPad Rescue and Recovery Utility, consumed a lot of disk space.

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Resolution

To free disk space, you may contact Lenovo to get assistance about how to delete unnecessary backups.

Workaround:

1. Click Start. Click All Programs. Click Thinkvantage. Click Rescue and recovery option.
2. Select the Set schedule option and deselect schedule backup option.
3. Return to the home page of the utility and select Advanced option from the Menu Bar and chose the option to Delete backup.
4. Select and then delete the unnecessary backups to recover additional disk space.

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More Information

By default the number of incremental backups is 5, this setting can be reduced and you can also redirect the backups to a network drive or a removable media. You can also limit the backup size and receive a prompt when the limit is exceeded.

For more information on the Lenovo Rescue and recovery Utility –
http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/rescuerecovery.html (http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/rescuerecovery.html)

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Starter

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Disk space becomes low on a Lenovo Thinkpad computer running Windows Vista

Disk space becomes low on a Lenovo Thinkpad computer running Windows Vista

Article ID : 953614
Last Review : May 27, 2008
Revision : 1.0
Source: Microsoft Support

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RAPID PUBLISHING

RAPID PUBLISHING ARTICLES PROVIDE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING OR UNIQUE TOPICS, OR IS INTENDED SUPPLEMENT OTHER KNOWLEDGE BASE INFORMATION.

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Result

On a Lenovo Thinkpad that runs Windows Vista, you find that the disk space is used up after a period of time.

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Cause

This may occur because the RRBackup folder, which is used by the ThinkPad Rescue and Recovery Utility, consumed a lot of disk space.

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Resolution

To free disk space, you may contact Lenovo to get assistance about how to delete unnecessary backups.

Workaround:

1. Click Start. Click All Programs. Click Thinkvantage. Click Rescue and recovery option.
2. Select the Set schedule option and deselect schedule backup option.
3. Return to the home page of the utility and select Advanced option from the Menu Bar and chose the option to Delete backup.
4. Select and then delete the unnecessary backups to recover additional disk space.

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More Information

By default the number of incremental backups is 5, this setting can be reduced and you can also redirect the backups to a network drive or a removable media. You can also limit the backup size and receive a prompt when the limit is exceeded.

For more information on the Lenovo Rescue and recovery Utility –
http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/rescuerecovery.html (http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/rescuerecovery.html)

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DISCLAIMER

MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE (THE “MATERIALS”) FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE MATERIALS MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS AND MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM AND EXCLUDE ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CONDITIONS WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON INFRINGEMENT, SATISFACTORY CONDITION OR QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIALS.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Starter

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Keywords: 
kbnomt kbrapidpub KB953614

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