You can turn off SYSTEM RESTORE and then turn it back on to clear it out.
BUT if you have Norton System Works, a bug in a piece of that causes some 64,000 .INF files to be created in C:\Windows\Inf and about 32,000 files in C:\_Restore\tmp (or temp?) which you have to deal with manually. I use a DOS boot diskette...
On my C drive there is a folder labeled Restore. Within the Restore folder is another folder labeled Archive. This Arhive folder has 616 objects, all with .CAB as the file extension, and takes up 4.21 gigabytes of memory. I want to free up some disk space. Is there some way I can reduce the size of the Archive folder? (I went to System Properties on Control Panel and reduced the size of the system resotre disk space to about 680MB (from 1.166GB), but it had no effect on the size of the Archive file.) Many thanks for any help you can offer.