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Hi

System restore disk space at C(win.operating sys,docs,programs)-9600MB (12%)

System restore disk space at D -8714MB (12%)

It appears to me an awful lot of disk space.(Please see my sys.details below)

Is it recommended to adjust sys.restore to a lower disk space?, if yes ,please specify.

Other than gaining some disk space , is there any additional benefit from diminishing sys.restore? :blink:

 

Thanking you in advance

EP

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Hi

System restore disk space at C(win.operating sys,docs,programs)-9600MB (12%)

System restore disk space at D -8714MB (12%)

It appears to me an awful lot of disk space.(Please see my sys.details below)

Is it recommended to adjust sys.restore to a lower disk space?, if yes ,please specify.

Other than gaining some disk space , is there any additional benefit from diminishing sys.restore? :blink:

 

Thanking you in advance

EP

Howdy Eli,

It just depends how far back you want to go with System Restore.

I wasn't sure if you get space allocated for it on another Hard Drive or is that a partition.

You are ahead of me there if it's either one.

I have approx. 60 Restore Points going back to May 01,2008 taking approx 2.26 GB.

Your mileage may vary.

I have 5% of my 80 GB HD allocated. That's 3.7 GB.

Looks like I can cut it back some more from the original 12%.

Your Restore Points may be a lot larger than mine.

How the allocation affects other things I don't know.

I do know that Windows Disk Defragmenter ignores defraging those files.Some other defraggers do not.

18 GB of Restore points goes back how far?

 

You see what I am getting at?

Good luck,

:) davey

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I would not advise people to turn off system restore unless they had other means of recovering their data.

 

However some people may suggest that you turn off system restore on drives other than the one you have windows installed on.

 

Instructions are here

 

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/drivedisable.html

 

If you decide to adjust the slider of your drive with windows on, be aware that this can result in the oldest restore points being deleted as the space is reduced.

 

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspace.html

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Howdy Eli,

It just depends how far back you want to go with System Restore.

I wasn't sure if you get space allocated for it on another Hard Drive or is that a partition.

You are ahead of me there if it's either one.

I have approx. 60 Restore Points going back to May 01,2008 taking approx 2.26 GB.

Your mileage may vary.

I have 5% of my 80 GB HD allocated. That's 3.7 GB.

Looks like I can cut it back some more from the original 12%.

Your Restore Points may be a lot larger than mine.

How the allocation affects other things I don't know.

I do know that Windows Disk Defragmenter ignores defraging those files.Some other defraggers do not.

18 GB of Restore points goes back how far?

 

You see what I am getting at?

Good luck,

:) davey

Hi Davey

It`s 9600MB+8714MB=18314MB = 1.83 GB

I`m going back to February 18th, 29 backups.

Regards

Eli

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Hi Davey

It`s 9600MB+8714MB=18314MB = 1.83 GB

I`m going back to February 18th, 29 backups.

Regards

Eli

You are off by only 1 decimal place.

No wonder you can go back so far.

You must not be rebooting very often.

Your average Restore Point must be pretty large.

I forgot about that website that Hazel suggested.It is the place to go for good System Restore info. XP or Vista.

P.S. Or maybe you only fire up you PC every couple of days. :D Nothing wrong with that either. :P

:) davey

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I would not advise people to turn off system restore unless they had other means of recovering their data.

 

However some people may suggest that you turn off system restore on drives other than the one you have windows installed on.

 

Instructions are here

 

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/drivedisable.html

 

If you decide to adjust the slider of your drive with windows on, be aware that this can result in the oldest restore points being deleted as the space is reduced.

 

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspace.html

Hi Hazelnut

Thank you for the info ;)

Eli

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Other than gaining some disk space , is there any additional benefit from diminishing sys.restore?

 

Regards

Eli

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Other than gaining some disk space , is there any additional benefit from diminishing sys.restore?

 

Regards

Eli

Maybe when defragging or doing backups.

When I updated to SP3 I backed up everything including the Restore points.

Of course you could also end up with 29 copies of some malware in your System Restore points.

Oh yes, it will also increase some security scan times.

Well, always better too many than too few.You can never Restore what you don't have.

:) davey

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Hi Davey

It`s 9 AM.

I`m going back to February 18th.

Regards

Eli

 

 

Don't forget to pack some snowshoes and gloves!

See you in the future!

- Davey

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If it's any help, I have system restore turned off for my partition. There's nothing "installed" there, so there's nothing I would want restoring.

 

Invariably Registry Mechanic picks up a lot of invalid "System Volume Information" entries all pertaining to stuff I've binned off the partition.

 

Just thought I'd throw that last sentence in for info. :)

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I would not advise people to turn off system restore unless they had other means of recovering their data.

 

However some people may suggest that you turn off system restore on drives other than the one you have windows installed on.

 

Instructions are here

 

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/drivedisable.html

 

If you decide to adjust the slider of your drive with windows on, be aware that this can result in the oldest restore points being deleted as the space is reduced.

 

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspace.html

 

Hi Hazelnut

I have reduced the sys.restore from 1.8 GB to 900mb ,rebooted and still have the same 29 restore points... Do you have any idea what is going on?

Thanks .Eli

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It will mean that your machine still has space for restore points left even after reducing the amount of space available for them.

 

Only when the space gets full does it start deleting them.

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It will mean that your machine still has space for restore points left even after reducing the amount of space available for them.

 

Only when the space gets full does it start deleting them.

Thanks Hazelnut. ;)

Eli

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Remove Restore Points

To remove all restore points except the most recent restore point, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.

2. Right-click the disk in which you want to free up space, and then click Properties.

3. Click the General tab, and then click Disk Cleanup.

4. Click the More Options tab, and then under System Restore, click Clean up.

5. Click Yes to remove all but the most recent restore point.

6. Click OK, click Yes to proceed with this action, and then click OK.

MS Article

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Thank you Humpty.

Eli ;)

It is usually good to run the Windows defrag after cleaning out the old restore points.

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