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Deleting old dates from System Restore?

by doowopper / August 27, 2008 11:34 PM PDT

1) Is it a good idea to delete old restore dates from System Restore? I have some listed there that are so old I will never use them to restore my computer.
2) If so, how do I do it?

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Not a feature of this OS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2008 11:52 PM PDT

It's an all or nothing system. You can flush them all by turning off then back one the System Restore feature. You can also control how much space it uses and it does automatically retire old entries as it bumps into the space limit you set. However there is no control to delete this or that date.

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If you are happy your system is running well,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 28, 2008 5:09 AM PDT

and can do with just one, (the latest), System Restore point, then run Disk Cleanup from the Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools menu.

This has a 2nd tab called "More Options" where you can select the option to delete all but the latest restore point.

Hope that helps.


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