When I got a backup drive, I was undecided whether to use the backup feature in Windows 7, or to use the Seagate utility that came with the drive. I had space enough for two backups, so I let them both run. Now, I'd like to use that drive to copy over my documents, Steam games, downloads, etc, but I'm unsure as to which directories to delete to get just the Windows backup on there (which seems like it would be more likely to allow a systems restore). I've disabled the Seagate backup, but that doesn't actually remove the files.

Image of my backup drive

Worse comes to worse, I can probably delete everything, copy over the vital files, move them over, and them just do the Windows backup fresh, but it takes time to delete and/or move files, so I'd prefer to only delete what I have to.

Image of the SEAN-PC Folder:
Image of the SEAN-PC Folder

Image of the WindowsImageBackup/Sean-PC Folder (Sean-PC being the only subfolder):
Image of the WindowsImageBackup/Sean-PC Folder


As per the official site of Seagate, the default location is:

C: -> Users -> Username -> Documents

But if you changed the default location already, in that case this should not work.


Unfortunately, it seems that there is no folder in your Backup (F:) drive that is corresponded to Seagate Dashboard unless hidden. Both the Folders SEAN-PC and WindosImageBackup is directly attached to Windows Backup.

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  • Hmm... I added an image of my backup drive, which suggests that this does not match what I am seeing. – Sean Duggan Apr 18 '18 at 3:47
  • Can you remember the exact name of the Seagate utility you used as they have many similar utilities – user9272019 Apr 18 '18 at 3:56
  • "Seagate Dashboard" – Sean Duggan Apr 18 '18 at 3:57
  • can you please upload two more images one after opening the SEAN-PC Drive and another image opening the WindosImageBackup Drive in your Backup drive. And please provide the individual sizes of those two folders – user9272019 Apr 18 '18 at 4:00
  • Done and done. There was only one folder in WindowsImageBackup. – Sean Duggan Apr 18 '18 at 21:32

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