I am a photographer and have 1.5 TB of images in my Pictures folder on Windows 7. I have 350 sub-folders under it, all full of big RAW and TIFF files. If I rename a folder, backup keeps the old one and duplicates the new one. So potentially 100 GB of data in a renamed foldercan be unnecessarily duplicated on the external backup drive, this filling the drive very quickly. If I reneame a folder, edit an image in Photodhop of delete a photo, I have no desire for the backup program to keep the old files on the exterbnal drive. I would rather that it mirror the files in some way. I don’t need the old deleted or edited files or folders. I have set versions to “1,” as low as it will go. For example, I deleted 150 photos yesterday but all 150 are still in the backup drive.
How can I ger WD backup to stop retaining all those old files? I just want it to backup the curent file and folders, or duplicate the files on my C drive. Because of this problem, my external drive fills up twice as fast as it should and is full of dead files that I would never want to recover.