System restore folder

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by toxicity, May 12, 2003.

  1. toxicity

    toxicity Guest

    Im trying to delete some of my old restore points to save up some space. When i double-click on the System Volume Information, i get "access denied" message. is there a way to get around this so i can delete these files?
     
  2. Ok I'm not sure but I know you can turn off your system restore and turn it back on and it starts out fresh. ( I know this is not the greatest answer but its a start) please note im kinda a noob...:)
     
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    use disk cleanup to delete all but the last restore points

    right click on your c: drive > properties > cleanup > more options
    system restore > cleanup
     
  4. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    yep thats the best way to do it
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    contrary to what some sites have posted in the past, you cannot selectovely delete restore points.

    you can delete them all

    or you can delete all but the last one.

    or through some effort, you can delete in sequence on;y the most recent, or the most distant, and forward or backward, in sequence

    in addition, you can not save preferred restore points, as they are eliminated in sequence, over time.

    eeach restore relies on the previous restore, and all restores before that...so even the os can only delete the most distant resote.

    my favorite suggestion is to reduce the amoount of space available for system restore to be used in the first place
     
  6. toxicity

    toxicity Guest

    Alright, thx guys. just what i was looking for
     
  7. yoyo

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    And if you nevertheless want to have a look inside the folder, now that you know that you can't delete things there liberately, or want to know how much space the System Volume Information takes (it is displayed as zero bytes now, right?), open a command window and type: cacls /?.
    You'll find out how to gain access to this folder.
     
  8. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Nice post dealer - ;)
     
  9. Well I did try at least..lol
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I couldn't have done it without your great original post with the ms whitepaper dy
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    your answer was a fine respose as well.

    welcome and stick around to our great board, and help to make it better wolfshade2002
     
  12. welcome and stick around to our great board, and help to make it better wolfshade2002

    :happy: Thanks Dealer you know I will..