In this article, we'll discuss two different methods for clearing out old iMazing backup files. Not only will this help the new Bark Desktop App (version 5.0) function properly, but clear out valuable storage space on your computer!
Have you uninstalled iMazing yet?
- Yes > Proceed to Method A
- No > Proceed to Method B
Method A - Deleting the files through File Explorer
In order to delete old backups from your Windows PC, you will need to delete the backups manually from the folder they're saved to.
If you have decided to use iMazing's default file folder, the backups will be located in this folder:
- C:\Users\*Your PC's name*\AppData\Roaming\iMazing
Step 1: Open your File Explorer and navigate to the backup location
You can copy and paste from above or manually type in the file folder your backups are located in into the directory bar and then press Enter.
You may also navigate to the folder manually by following these steps:
- Click on This PC on the left-hand column
- Double-click the (C:) drive that is usually called either OS (C:) or Windows (C:)
- Double-click on Users
- Double-click on your PC username (ex. for me, it'd be Paola)
- Double-click on AppData
(AppData not shown? Enable viewing hidden files by following the instructions here)
- Double-click on Roaming
- Single-click the iMazing folder
Step 2: Delete the whole iMazing folder
To do so, right-click on the iMazing folder and select Delete.
All set! This will clear your hard drive of the memory of those old backups before proceeding with the rest of the Bark Desktop 5.0 guide!
Note to truly free up the space on your hard drive, you will need to empty your Recycle Bin as well. You can find the Recycle Bin on your desktop.
Method B - Deleting the files through iMazing itself
Step 1: Open iMazing
You will recognize it on your desktop or program list by the following logo:
Step 2: Click 'Later' on the pop-up about purchasing a full license
You will never need to purchase a full license of iMazing if just using it for Bark!
Step 3: Delete the Device and its Backups
- Right-click on your child's device on the left-hand column and select Forget.
- In the dialog box, keep Remove Pairing checked and click Forget
- On the next prompt, select Delete
Step 4: Repeat for each device
Step 5: Delete remaining backups
You will realize they're old backup files that aren't even paired with a device when you right-click on them and see this menu:
You can safely delete these as well by selecting Delete this Backup
All set! This will clear your hard drive of the memory of those old backups and you can safely uninstall iMazing before proceeding with the rest of the Bark Desktop 5.0 guide!
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