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Windows 7: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

28 May 2011   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GradeAbra View Post
I use Disk Clean up(option 2). I notice that it does not delete Shadow Copies only restore points. So how can i clean up shadow copies?

GradeAbra,

You could do this to only delete shadow copies. A soon to be tutorial later.

New tutorial:
How to Delete Shadow Copies in Vista and Windows 7


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29 May 2011   #21
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Nice soon to be tut, thanks, works nicely.

Bookmarked...
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29 May 2011   #22
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks alot. This is great. Does this delete you last restore point too? Because i notice that my restore point is gone. I got back all the 3GB.
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29 May 2011   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

GradeAbra,

Yep, shadow copies (previous versions) is consisted of restore points and Windows Backups (if created), so any shadow copy volumes deleted will also delete the restore point that they were part of.
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29 May 2011   #24
Stryker94

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Useful tip.. Thanks alot mate you just helped me save gigs of space
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29 May 2011   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Stryker,

Just remember to have enough max space set to be able to keep a few restore points stored if needed. A restore point could save you from having to do a clean install of Windows 7 if something should go wrong.
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30 May 2011   #26
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Stryker,

Just remember to have enough max space set to be able to keep a few restore points stored if needed. A restore point could save you from having to do a clean install of Windows 7 if something should go wrong.
Is there anyway to set or create a permanently restore point? Or prevent it from getting deleted automatically?
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30 May 2011   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GradeAbra View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Stryker,

Just remember to have enough max space set to be able to keep a few restore points stored if needed. A restore point could save you from having to do a clean install of Windows 7 if something should go wrong.
Is there anyway to set or create a permanently restore point? Or prevent it from getting deleted automatically?
I'm afraid not using a restore point, but creating a system image backup would be a much more effective way backing up everything though. Now that would be one good restore point.
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29 Jul 2011   #28
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Hi Brink

I played with the System restore settings on the volumes where it was off (turned it On, changed sizes, finally turned it off). Now I can't get maxusage on the drives where system protection is off back to 0 as it was before, bellow 1%. What can I do to make it so again?
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29 Jul 2011   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tomislav,

Yeah, this is normal. System protection has to be turned on for the volume to be able to adjust it's maxusage. When off, it's not using any of the drive's space for system protection, and deletes what was used prior to turning it off.
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