Deleting "Unreacheable" System Restore Points(29 posts)
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.
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 ”
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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