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Windows 7: restore point growing in size

30 Nov 2015   #1
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
restore point growing in size

I have 4 restore points.
one of 700Mbyte
one of 877 Mbyte
one of 7,5 Gbyte
one of 6,4 Gbyte

the restore point of 6,4 Gbyte was originally 750 Mbyte but suddenly it growed to 6,4 Gbyte: how is this possible? How can a restore point grow?

I don't know whether the restore point of 7,5 Gbyte was of that size at the creation or it did grow to that size.

I don't know if the restore point of 6,4 Gbyte is my last restore point: it can't see this in treesize

My limit for the total size of all the restore points is 19 Gbyte.


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30 Nov 2015   #2
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi louis14. Please provide screenshot from explorer or the restore window you are viewing the files within. Provide as much more information as you can, like how you have set up restore and how often.
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30 Nov 2015   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by louis14 View Post
I don't know if the restore point of 6,4 Gbyte is my last restore point: it can't see this in treesize
See if Wiztree can give you more info.
There is a portable zip download available, no install needed, unzip and run it.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive
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30 Nov 2015   #4
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have attached the treesize view of the system volume information directory
I have attached the view of the rstrui.exe window where you have an overview of the restore points.
My windows 7 home version is a dutch version therefore I explain the types of the restore points("herstel punt" in dutch) in the rstrui view:
dutch->english
verwijderen->removing
handmating->manual
systeem->system
I've also attached an overview of the system information directory in the wiztree window

in my configuration of the restore points I have choosen: "system settings and previous versions of files"
the drive where restore points are enabled is c: the drive where my windows is installed and my data files are located.
the max total size is 19Gbyte
there is no other configuration in windows 7 I think.
I have 2 (automatic)restore points for removing installations, one manual restore point and one automatic system restore point.

Sorry for the language problem


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restore point growing in size-treesize_systemvolumeinformation.png   restore point growing in size-wiztree_systemvolumeinformation.png   restore point growing in size-rstrui.png  
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30 Nov 2015   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hey Louis, quick question. Just curious if you use avast antivirus?
There was a bug in some of the older versions of Avast NG (secure virtual machine service) that was causing the volume shadow copies to grow by a significant amount.
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30 Nov 2015   #6
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

remark:I didn't setup restore point in the task scheduler
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30 Nov 2015   #7
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The only thing I can think would be impacting the size of those jumps in size is that it coincides with the point at which you were removing programs and the system is storing greater amounts of data because the uninstalls affected a lot of files with some associations. I hope some one else has some ideas to throw out here.

While you are here, please update your profile with your system specs following the instructions in the tutorial here,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/180324-system-info-see-your-system-specs.html
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01 Dec 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I hope you are creating system images and not relying on system restore.
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01 Dec 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
The only thing I can think would be impacting the size of those jumps in size is that it coincides with the point at which you were removing programs and the system is storing greater amounts of data because the uninstalls affected a lot of files with some associations. I hope some one else has some ideas to throw out here.

While you are here, please update your profile with your system specs following the instructions in the tutorial here,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/180324-system-info-see-your-system-specs.html

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01 Dec 2015   #10
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am creatief total images with macrium reflect
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