Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: where on the drive I can find those restore points

11 Nov 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are you shure you have 118GB of restore points. Sounds not right. Run this command vssadmin list shadowstorage - that will show you how much shadowstorage is currently allocated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Nov 2011   #12
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are you shure you have 118GB of restore points. Sounds not right. Run this command vssadmin list shadowstorage - that will show you how much shadowstorage is currently allocated.
Ok, it is only 86 GB that were in use. My hard drive has 310 GB free out of 455 GB, but Windows, users, program files, etc. only use 59 GB total. TuneUp Utilities 2012 fixed the problem. None of the Windows 7 methods worked, and CCleaner could not find the problems either.

I am going to restore my computer from its image a fourth time. I would like to find a solution that does not require an outside piece of software as I feel the Windows 7 community would benefit from not having to purchase additional software to get a recovery to work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

So what did vssadmin list shadowstorage say ??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Nov 2011   #14
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It listed my C: drive and my external H: drive where my recovery image is stored. It said that 0 Bytes were used by the C: drive and 2.985 GB were used by the H: drive for shadowstorage.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That all looks normal - doesn't it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #16
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It does not. I know that I had 118 GB allocated for the system restore before creating the image. I also know that much of that space was taken up by updates/program installations since I first implemented the system restore points. I believe those restore points stayed on the disk after doing the recovery from the system image, but Windows is unaware of them for some reason.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe you should reformat the drive and then put the image back on. It is somewhat mysterious.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #18
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

After doing reformat and recovery, I tried going into system protection, c: configure, and deleting the restore points. I then turned off system restore, applied, and turned it back on and hit ok. I made a new restore point. My drive still shows only 307 GB free. It should show 393 GB based on shadowstorage saying 2.93 GB were allocated for that one restore point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might also use the tutorial below to see if something else may be using up the HDD space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2011   #20
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, I found a solution. sfc /scannow fixes the issue when a recovery image is used to restore windows and restore points created previous to the image continue to take up space on the hard drive even after following the usual steps to remove restore points in Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 where on the drive I can find those restore points




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
cannot find way to restore from VHD image on external hard drive
Hello, Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer. I will do my best to describe what I find to be a confusing scenario. Our Windows 7 laptop became infected with a virus last August. It prevented me from booting the computer. We back up to a 930 gb "My Book" external hard drive. It appears...
Backup and Restore
Trying to sort out C drive, I have a question about Restore points
I have a 500GB Weston Digital hard drive which I partitioned with C,D,E,F&G. OS Windows 7 64bit Professional on C drive, then programmes which can be saved to selected drives are on D, pictures and vids on E and very little are on the other partitions. I partitioned each drive evenly to...
Backup and Restore
windows 7 cannot find restore image on D drive
my system is running windows 7, c drive is ssd, d drive is hard disk. my image is on D drive. when i run system restore, it says it cannot find the image, and wont let me search D drive
Backup and Restore
I cannot find Restore Points created "daily" with Task Scheduler.
Task Scheduler is setup to create restore points every day at midnight and at startup. It indicates that it runs successfully but those points do not show up in System Restore.
Backup and Restore
Where can I find these old restore points..?
Where can I find these old restore points..? I thought they were automatically deleted after a month. I just got CCleaner again in hopes to stop my free space decreasing
Performance & Maintenance
Please Help - System Restore cannot find any Restore Points?
Hi there, My Windows 7 Home (64bit), Dell 1721 Inspiron has just crashed. I cannot enter Windows in Safe Mode. I can however access the System Recovery page but it says that it cannot find any restore points. The message is: "To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App