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Windows 7: SDD Showing Fuller All of a Sudden

16 Mar 2015   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yep; using about 11 GB of about 11.5 allocated.

Pound on Avast. Maybe their forums or maybe Google.

It's a known issue and would be my first suspect.
Ok, what do I ask about on their forums?

Is there any way to clear that space out?


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16 Mar 2015   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yep; using about 11 GB of about 11.5 allocated.

Pound on Avast. Maybe their forums or maybe Google.

It's a known issue and would be my first suspect.
Ok, what do I ask about on their forums?

Is there any way to clear that space out?
You can go to System Restore config area and delete all restore points. Not sure that will help as the bug in Avast may just continue making new restore points, regardless of your efforts.

I don't use Avast and haven't looked at their forums, but David says it's discussed there.

I heard about it on this forum somewhere in the last month.

Looks like Avast has a lightning campaign underway to fix the bug by June or July, per David.

In the meantime, you can:

A: enjoy

B: use another AV

C: rend your flesh in frustration
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16 Mar 2015   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you have Avast NG installed, uninstall it.
Or, wait till they fix the issue.

Here is a recent SF thread about this, and it has a link to a recent Avast forum thread.
Windows 7 Home Premium keeps changing System Restore allocation amount
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16 Mar 2015   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Avast might have turned it on.
Check if it's still turned off.

From what i read on the Avast forum, they say the bug should be fixed in June / July ...
It's still turned off.
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16 Mar 2015   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

That's weird, i haven't heard of that before.
Turned off and still using SR space
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16 Mar 2015   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yep; using about 11 GB of about 11.5 allocated.

Pound on Avast. Maybe their forums or maybe Google.

It's a known issue and would be my first suspect.
Ok, what do I ask about on their forums?

Is there any way to clear that space out?
You can go to System Restore config area and delete all restore points. Not sure that will help as the bug in Avast may just continue making new restore points, regardless of your efforts.

I don't use Avast and haven't looked at their forums, but David says it's discussed there.

I heard about it on this forum somewhere in the last month.

Looks like Avast has a lightning campaign underway to fix the bug by June or July, per David.

In the meantime, you can:

A: enjoy

B: use another AV

C: rend your flesh in frustration
A. Seriously?

B. A bit of a pain to uninstall the present one.

I cleaned out the restore points and reran the command prompt. Nada! So,

C. Starting to look good.
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16 Mar 2015   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LF, you have to reduce your Maximum. This is the command:

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=3%

3% is my suggestion, you can, of course choose any value in % or GB. A restore point is appr. 500MB to 1GB in size.
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17 Mar 2015   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
LF, you have to reduce your Maximum. This is the command:

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=3%

3% is my suggestion, you can, of course choose any value in % or GB. A restore point is appr. 500MB to 1GB in size.
Tried reducing it down to 0%; didn't work. Tried reducing it down to 1GB; didn't work.

I read the post on the Avast forums that DavidE indirectly linked, didn't understand a word of it (partially because apparently both paid and free versions were being discussed at the same time), so I posted with my version name and number, asking what to due with this FUBAR.
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17 Mar 2015   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

0% does not work but 1GB should work. Use the proposed 3%. You want some restore points after all.
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17 Mar 2015   #20
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Can you turn SR on in the GUI and adjust the slider to the minimum ?
Then turn it back off if you don't want it on.

I don't use Restore Points, I use Backup Images.
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