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Deleting "Unreacheable" System Restore Points

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  • Started 1 year ago by ReadandShare
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whs
whs
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The lowest you can go with the shadowstorage is 300MB. The command is:

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=300MB

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ReadandShare
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Any other suggestions, folks?

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Scott
Scott
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Just out of curiosity, did you back up the full images to an external ?

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ReadandShare
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Yes, I have performed image backup's to my external drive -- but not using Windows Backup/Restore. I use EaseUS instead. And in any case, these backup's have completely different dates from what's shown on the list shown in my first post.

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Scott
Scott
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Grasping here before I bring out the bigguns ;)

Similar to last night's idea:

“…I would try running cleanmgr with
full admin rights. Rightclick a Command Prompt icon, and "run as
administrator', then at the prompt:
start cleanmgr ”

Via http://www.vistaheads.com/foru.....oints.html

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ReadandShare
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Sadly, the big gun didn't work. All nine of the old restore points are laughing hysterically... :(

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Scott
Scott
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Better with you than at you.
Stick around...

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Straspey
Straspey
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Have you tried using a third-party utility, such as CCleaner ?

Open CCleaner and select "Tools" from the menu on the right.

Select "System Restore" and you will see a list of all your restore points.

If those phantom restore appear in the list, highlight them one at a time and click on the "remove" function at the bottom.

After you have removed all the offending restore points, I would suggest you close CCleaner and then reboot your computer.

Once you have rebooted, open System Restore and see if they are still on the list - and also if they are still "seen" by CCleaner. If they have not been removed, the issue could possibly be somewhere in the registry - although I'm not sure where in the registry you would find the strings for the restore points - or if it's even there at all.

Hope this helps.

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ReadandShare
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Hi Straspey:

CCleaner can't see those 'phantom' restore points, and thus can't delete them...

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