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Windows 7: Manual restore point growing too fast?


21 Jun 2012   #1

windows7 64
 
 
Manual restore point growing too fast?

When I start with a vlean slate (that is deletion of all restore points and create 1 manually after virus-scanning). This Restore point grows pretty fast. Starts with 72MB and grows to 140 MB wihtin 2 hours. 1 Gb within two days. What could be the reson?

I have 1 500GBsystem harddrive and 2% reserved for System Restore.


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21 Jun 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check how many restore points those really are. The cmd command is vssadmin list shadows

I suspect there are more than 1 restore points. But it does not matter. The shadowstorage works first in, first out.
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21 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use Ccleaner/tool box to check and remove restore points if I so desire. You can pick a choose which one to keep or remove.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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21 Jun 2012   #4

windows7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Check how many restore points those really are. The cmd command is vssadmin list shadows

I suspect there are more than 1 restore points. But it does not matter. The shadowstorage works first in, first out.
HI There!

When I have a look under "start/system restore" and tick "see all restore points". It lists all rstore points as well. i have only 1 restore point now. And it is growing too fast. What could be the problem "windows indexing service" perhaps?
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21 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you have Windows Up Dates set to automatic you could be getting those updates. Some of those updates could include a restore point. Do you have a automatic back up program? Do you have another drive hooked that has backups installed? I really don't have any idea how one restore point gets bigger once it is set. I think you are worrying to much about nothing. Have a nice cup of coffee, I'm going to and maybe some others will jump in.
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22 Jun 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boredwithwin7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Check how many restore points those really are. The cmd command is vssadmin list shadows

I suspect there are more than 1 restore points. But it does not matter. The shadowstorage works first in, first out.
HI There!

When I have a look under "start/system restore" and tick "see all restore points". It lists all rstore points as well. i have only 1 restore point now. And it is growing too fast. What could be the problem "windows indexing service" perhaps?
A single restore point does not grow. Why don't you look into the shadowstorage as I suggested. Btw: Single restore points can be up to 1GB in size.
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22 Jun 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boredwithwin7 View Post
When I start with a vlean slate (that is deletion of all restore points and create 1 manually after virus-scanning). This Restore point grows pretty fast. Starts with 72MB and grows to 140 MB wihtin 2 hours. 1 Gb within two days. What could be the reson?

I have 1 500GBsystem harddrive and 2% reserved for System Restore.
Please post a snip of where you are getting the info on restore points.
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