The last backup I did, using the TOOLS facility, was June 2002. The file is located C:\ the size is 2.6GB. I would like to reclaim some disc space. Can I safely delete this file without causing any problems?
PS. I have used Spyware Blaster to take a Snap-shot of the system recently.
Backup is more than just a good idea, but needs doing 'properly' and regularly.
Have doubts that June 2002 is any use at all now, BUT never let go both ends!
You dont say what HD capacity you have or whether you have more than one. Ideally you should make a true image of your C: drive on a different HD altogether(using Ghost or Acronis). Then when your system goes belly-up you can restore the image in a few minutes without the frustration of having to start from scratch.
When such an image is "restored" it will wipe everything off the target drive and so it is no use keeping that image on the same c: drive.
If you see the sense of what I've said, but are uncertain how to do it, please post back and say what your present arragement of HD/s is, then other members can add useful ideas.
If you are likely to replace it for something new then you can continue as you are, but do make a regular data backup on CDs or even the neglected floppy.
Fit a second larger HD, and either try to reduce the stuff that is cluttering your present drive by copying it to folders on the new HD and then make backup images of C: stored on the new HD, else..... Follow Gongoozler's advice and revamp the whole outfit from the beginning, but I would keep all that you can for the second HD.