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Windows 7: Too many system restore points ?

26 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
Too many system restore points ?

When I open system restore and click more restore points...I get about 60 different restore points dating back to last June.

In CCleaner...theree are only about 10 dating back to last week ?

Are these 5 dozen restore points a problem and is there a way to get rid of them without losing all recent restore points ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

It seems ccleaner is only showing you the shadows stored on your boot partition.

Are the others for other partitions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


If you change the amount allocated to storing System Restore points it will delete the older ones, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Change the System Protection Disk Space Usage in Window 7

I personally feel about 4GB is enough space to store SR points, that gives you around 2 weeks worth if a point is created daily.

Then have a look at this tutorial to automatically create SR points as often as needed; to me I prefer Method Two, just set it and forget it.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Jun 2012   #4

Win 7 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It seems ccleaner is only showing you the shadows stored on your boot partition.
What is a boot partition shadow?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, XP Pro SP3, OSX

What is a boot partition shadow?
The Boot partition is the partition that your computer boots from, Usually the C: drive. If you have more then one partition or drive, then System Restore may be storing more points for those drives. Shadow is a shadow copy, another word for a System Restore point.
You can change the amount of HDD space your computer uses for System Restore: Change the Amount of Disk Space Used by System Restore in Windows Vista
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Too many system restore points ?

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