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Windows 7: Can't delete old restore points

20 Nov 2014   #1
sleepless

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Can't delete old restore points

hi,

i'd really like to make some space on my os drive by deleting my restore points but it wont work. i make regular image backups so i dont need them. as seen below it appears that the files have been deleted but they are still available in restore and when i go into the System Volume Information folder they are all still there. also when i move the slider all the way to the left, it reads maximum usage at 1% (9.35GB). is ther any way to lower this? 9 GB is way more than i need.

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thanks for your help.




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20 Nov 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run this command in an elevated command prompt: (just paste the below command into cmd)

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C:/MaxSize=350MB

Note that 350MB is the minimum size allowed.
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20 Nov 2014   #3
sleepless

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

i just realized that i had the wrong drive highlighted.
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20 Nov 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LOL, then it is difficult to make it work.
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