I have a WD MyBook Essential 2TB external hard drive. I use WD SmartWare to backup files from my primary desktop machine (running Windows 7) and I also store other files on the external drive separate from the SmartWare backup files.
I want to delete the existing SmartWare backup (files) and start a new SmartWare backup of my desktop machine. I do not, however, want to erase or reformat the entire MyBook Essential external hard drive.
I’ve read one can simply delete the Smartware.swstor folder to accomplish this. To clarify this further……
Do I delete the entire Smartware.swstor folder using Windows Explorer or do I leave the Smartware.swstor folder and delete the sub-folders and contents contained therein? When doing this should I temporarily disable the backup within SmartWare?
If I delete the entire Smartware.swstor folder (and its contents) within Windows Explorer will the SmartWare software then create a new Smartware.swstor folder and commence backing up files pursuant to the previously established backup plan automatically? (Or if advised to temporarily disable the backup when I re-enable the backup within SmartWare)?
I appreciate your time and expertise….