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Old 02-28-2005, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default System restore - how to recover disk space from it?

When my disc was empty, I allocated 10% of it to System Restore. Now I want to recover that space. I tried disabling System Restore and rebooting, but the _RESTORE folder still shows it using 4 GB, 10% of my disc. I also slid the slider down to 4% and then running disc cleanup, still no change.

What would happen if I delete that folder? Is there any other way to recover the space? Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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reenable restore, run system restore and tell it to remove restore points. then disable it. it should of removed the points during the disable, dont know why it didn't
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried all those things and that folder just won't shrink, it stays at 4 GB.
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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go to disk cleanup, go to the more option

and pick the delete all but the most recent restore point
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default TweakXP had the answer!

Sorry, it all just depended on how I formulated the Google search. The answer was in this ( http://www.tweakxp.com/article139674.aspx ), the #3 hit for "System Restore" space.

I am always afraid to delete any kind of system file or folder on Windows, but I actually got away with it for once! I did turn System Restore back in after reducing the space to 2% or so.
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