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Windows 7 File Recovery doesn't see backups created in the past and I can't delete them from hdd because apparently 'file is open in System'.

How to delete them?

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Tried in safe mode? If nothing else a Linux LiveCD/USB should help. – Karan Feb 5 '13 at 3:14
    
Is the HDD an internal HDD or external one? – pratnala Feb 5 '13 at 8:17
    
Thx, save mode helped. Backup was on internal drive. – noMAD Feb 5 '13 at 17:56

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