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Windows 7: How much disk space is needed for System Restore?

12 Dec 2011   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
@ignatzatsonic:how large is your drive?

My C drive is 80 GB.

Of that, 30 GB is occupied.

My data is elsewhere, on D.


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12 Dec 2011   #12
2harts4ever

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Thank you for the added information.
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12 Dec 2011   #13
kado897

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I have most of my data on an external drive M: and have turned on system protection for that drive. I have also set up a scheduled task to make sure I have at least one RP per day.

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If you right click on a folder or file and open properties. On the Previous versions tab you get a list of dates for which previous versions exist.

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If you open one of these for a folder it opens in explorer from where you can access and copy any file you chose or the complete folder if you wish. It gives the state of that folder when the RP was taken.

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12 Dec 2011   #14
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

kado897,

Thanks for the explanation. While on the subject of System Restore am I correct in my understanding that unless you use Task Scheduler a Restore Point will only be created every 7 days by Windows?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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12 Dec 2011   #15
kado897

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Yes Windows will ensure that yoiu have at least one restore point per week. As I said I use the task shcheduler to create one each day using the VBS files from this tutorial. System Restore Point Shortcut
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12 Dec 2011   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
kado897,

Thanks for the explanation. While on the subject of System Restore am I correct in my understanding that unless you use Task Scheduler a Restore Point will only be created every 7 days by Windows?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
I think I have read that is true, but..........restore points are also made during Windows Updates and can also be made manually at will.

Looking over my list of restore points, most were made automatically when I did a Windows Update of some type--or manually. None appear to have been made by the one-per-week automatic process.
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12 Dec 2011   #17
kado897

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It actually checks daily but only creates one if there have not been any in the last week. I have had it happen only the once that I am aware of and that was when I had done an image restore (which removes RPs) just before the check was due to run.
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12 Dec 2011   #18
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Everyone,

So much information ... so much to absorb ...lol

Seriously I appreciate all the comments and suggestions.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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12 Dec 2011   #19
kado897

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You are welcome 2harts4ever. You will get lots of good advice here.
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12 Dec 2011   #20
2harts4ever

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Just by searching this forum it is making the switch from XP to 7 a lot easier. Glad I found it!
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