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Windows 7: Backup and Restore

06 Feb 2016   #1
motim

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Backup and Restore

Hello,
Is this the 7 wonders of windows 7 or what ?
For a long time I am trying to get rid of restore points, I think many of them are not existing any more, although the settings are small but the list is big.
I started with Ccleaner - it listed only 2. Then I used the system's disk cleaner - no luck. Made some investigation where are the restore points hiding, the amount used is not so big. So here are some findings' with screenshots attached.
Image 1 shows system protection settings; C and F drives are on, G drive is off (here Macrium stores the backup).
Images 2 and 3 show the settings of C and G (G in the settings is off), as I clicked OK on the C, is warned that old points will be deleted, I confirmed this, then opened to see the results - nothing was changed - as you can see on image 4 (it is a montage since the window is too small to show the whole list.
Finally, image 5 shows the small settings for C and F drives, what wonders me, in the protection settings
G is off (as said above) but on image 5 there is a place for G. So where are all those restore points hiding, or are they only ghosts which cannot be cleaned ?
Some explanations, any ideas how to clean them, because of this issue I stopped temporarily installing updates.
Answers will be appreciated.
And thanks for previous answers, I'll try to erase a RW cd/dvd with win 7 built-in feature.
Thanks
Motim




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08 Feb 2016   #2
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

I would turn SR on for G, then move the slider way down toward the left, then turn it back off.

As for F, I thought System Restore didn't affect data, but only system files? Or is SR used for versioning? I don't know.
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08 Feb 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

One small suggestion.

I keep my Restore points at 5% and keep plenty of restore points.
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08 Feb 2016   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
I would turn SR on for G, then move the slider way down toward the left, then turn it back off.

As for F, I thought System Restore didn't affect data, but only system files? Or is SR used for versioning? I don't know.
System restore is for system files only but data files are also included in the restore points to support previous versions (in the properties dialogue).
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