Re: Deleting System Restore Points



Phillip
07-10-2005, 02:02 AM
Thank you so much for your help and information!! I appreciate it very much!!

Phillip

"Bert Kinney" wrote:

> Hi Phillip,
>
>
> Phillip wrote:
> > Over the course of the last few months, i have upgraded
> > to WindowsXP, added more memory, installed a home
> > network, and added some new software. All along the way
> > I created restore points, just in case, since i was doing
> > so much to overhaul my system.
>
> This is a good practice, and what System Restore was designed for.
>
> > The first part of my question is this; does each restore
> > point that i've created take up a lot of disk space?
>
> System Restore will only take as much space as you allow it to.
> Here are some tips for adjusting the store size.
> Keeping System Restore Healthy
> http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/html/body_healthy.html
>
> > I've noticed when i defrag and run my virus scan, it
> > takes quite a while and goes thru a lot of files that
> > begin with C:\_RESTORE\Temp...
>
> C:\_RESTORE\Temp is a leftover after upgrading from WinME.
> You should be able to delete it.
>
> > The second part of my question is this; If these restore
> > points are taking up a lot of disk space, is there a way
> > to delete them, or should i just turn off the system
> > restore to delete them, then turn it back on and create 1
> > new restore point, or should i just leave well enough alone?
>
> System is an excellent tool. I would not suggest turning it off unless
> absolutely necessary. Use the following information to adjust the
> store size to reduce the amount of space it uses. This will remove
> only the oldest restore point and leave most recent.
>
> How to Adjust the amount of disk space System Restore uses
> http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/html/body_diskspace.html
> >
> > I would appreciate any help or advice that anyone can
> > give me!! Thanks!!
>
> --
> Regards,
> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/
>
>
>


Re: Deleting System Restore Points