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system volume info. after defrag.


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#1 playerup

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:03 AM

Too many fragmented files after defrag. Most show [system volume information\_restore{C7C4....] Can't read the rest. There must be at least a dozen of these using lots of space. Any idea how to remove safely? I've read some pretty convoluted suggestions so far but am not comfortable with them.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:17 AM

Hello playerup and welcome to BC :thumbsup:

To get rid of these files, you need to flush your restore points. Please be certain that your computer is at a fine working state before doing so. Then, create a fresh restore point.

To do this:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.og of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
Once that is done, you will get rid of all the earlier restore points like this:
  • Use Disc Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab. Note: If you use the home version, Disk Cleanup will automatically run first to see what space can be saved. Once that has completed, then you will be able to see the More Options tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.
If you get a pop-up asking if you wish to proceed with doing this, click yes or okay.

You will now be rid of all the fragmented system restore files. You will also have at this point only 1 restore point.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 31 December 2008 - 01:19 AM.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:53 AM

Thanks Orange Blossom. Worked great and regained 5% in C drive.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:09 AM

You're welcome. :flowers: Amazing how much space those restore points take isn't it?

I flush mine every once in a while, but only after making sure that everything is working well first. I'd hate to need a restore point and not have it any more.

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