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Windows 7: Where is W7 keeping the "Restore Points"?

21 Dec 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is not that simple. Restore points are a very ingenious piece of art. Have you ever asked yourself how they manage to fit all the information of a 20GB OS into a restore point that is less than 1GB.


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22 Dec 2013   #12
Legbiter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It is Art alright, sometimes it's the sort of art that you pay your money then walk in side to find an empty room.
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22 Dec 2013   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

System volume information. Restore points could be invalid after if the volume definition has changed. e.g due to disk id collision, or file system resized.
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25 Dec 2013   #14
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
...For some reason Microsoft doesn't want you go back more than a week...
Hello, no time limit here, total allocated disk space is the only factor.


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25 Dec 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
...For some reason Microsoft doesn't want you go back more than a week...
Hello, no time limit here, total allocated disk space is the only factor.
You are right. There is no time limit - only a space limit. It's a FiFo system (first in, first out).
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26 Dec 2013   #16
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

They are in the hidden System Volume Information folder on the drive FWIW. As mentioned, you can't copy them but you can manipulate the space they use with vssadmin.
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