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Windows 7: Delete System Restore Points

28 Jan 2020   #1
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Delete System Restore Points

I would like to delete some system restore points but the only way I can see to do so is to Delete them All! Is there any way to just delete a few?

Reason being, I created to much space for Restore Points 27%, and now want to get rid of a few and reduce that space. I thought this would make my images with Macrium smaller.

I was also wondering if just reducing the size of the Restore Point Space bork anything, or will it just Delete the Restore Points that won't fit in the Space?

In the end it may or may not be such a big deal as Windows 7 is dead, but I will carry on for a while with it and still wanted to rectify this issue.

I wonder how many restore points are on 45.43GB of space? lol


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28 Jan 2020   #2
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I see now CCleaner and System Restore Explorer will do this, which one would you guys use?

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28 Jan 2020   #3
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
I would like to delete some system restore points but the only way I can see to do so is to Delete them All! Is there any way to just delete a few?
You can delete all but the latest one with Disk Clean up by clicking the 'Clean up system files' button. That's Option Two in this tutorial, while Option Three describes using CCleaner to remove individual restore points.


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28 Jan 2020   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Imaging programs don't usually include "system restore points", so it doesn't affect the size of your backup images
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28 Jan 2020   #5
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
I see now CCleaner and System Restore Explorer will do this, which one would you guys use?

Neither, I use the tools provided by Windows to either delete all, or all but the latest one. But for me restore points are very much my second line of defence. My primary protection is regularly making a system image to an external HDD.
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28 Jan 2020   #6
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys that's a lot of help!

I was trying to just view my restore points but could not, I suppose I'll need to go in further like I was going to use System Restore and look. I don't use it much either Bree, unfortunately that is why I don't know much about it either. I've been using Macrium Reflect, though I may start using AOMEI more as I like the interface.
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30 Jan 2020   #7
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86
 
 

Many years ago now, I learned the value of having a current System Restore Point, when some little thing went amiss in Windows. Having to resort to a full drive backup that may be days, weeks or even months old just won't cut it. Been there and done that!

So in self defense, I found a little script that forces a new restore point to be created when the script is run.
Then I put that script in my Startup folder, so it will run on every system boot. I first started doing that while still running Windows 98.

Don't get me wrong, I also make whole C: drive backups as often as I can find the time to do it. And I back up all my data files almost daily, or when critical files get updated.

I love "Old Sayings" and one of my favorites is, "The only bad backup, is the one you decided NOT to make".

Good Luck Mate!
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30 Jan 2020   #8
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's a little extreme for me but thanks for the input. I do like having System Restore and an Image backup both, but I don't need 27% of my drive set to System Restore HAHA, don't know how I did that.
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30 Jan 2020   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

You can manage and configure to set the amount of Giga you want for, or even turn it Off. See control Panel => System =>System Properties => set: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
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