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Windows 7: Shadow Copies - Delete

20 Oct 2012   #20

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Very good tutorial as usual!
I had cause to check it out recently for an error I was getting on a PC I built (not for profit) for someone. I was getting Event ID: 55 source :NTFS with a reference to VSS and drive errors, run chkdsk. Doing HDD checks inc manufacturers plus others, the HDD appeared fine. I came across people suggesting - Clear VSS; Disable: Enable to overcome the problem. It seemed to work. Clearing the VSS is critical and this tute helps. I recommend the vssadmin command line method you describe.

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20 Oct 2012   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Michael. Image updated.
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28 Oct 2015   #22

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit

Thanks for Option 2. I had been trying for a week to delete some shadow copy files to free up space on my drive, to no avail. I tried every trick in the book - until this. I am glad I came here.
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28 Oct 2015   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm glad it could help.
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03 Feb 2018   #24

Windows 7
Great thread

This is a great thread. I hope this site and forum sticks around. I used the commands often.

I know someone mentioned CCleaner deletes your restore points, but in my experience it corrupts your system restore so it renders it useless when you need it the most.
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