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Restore Point Fragments


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#1 MMCinNZ

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:32 PM

Hi all. Having resolved a multitude of issues thanks to the invaluable commonsense advice from you good folk, I have one last tricky thing.

Following numerous Defrags whilst trying to remove the Windows\system32\jcsb files as detailed in my previous topics I am left with this situation.

When now analyzing C:\ with Windows defrag, I have over 50Gb of free space. However, there are two files related to Restore Points which remain fragmented and unable to be moved.

How do I fix this?

I have read the reports and saved for each of these files. I have tried deleting all old Restore Points using Windows Clean Disk utility.

Any suggestions good people?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:50 AM

You can turn off system restore which deletes all restore points and what not, then defrag the drive then enable System Restore and create a restore point.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:23 AM

Thanks Dan, this thread can now be closed. Will address other issues in new thread where appropriate or existing threads I have running.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:41 AM

No more defragged restore points?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:12 AM

No more defragged restore points?

You can't defrag restore points, they are not movable files, thus they are protected files.

For deleting system restore points, you can use CCleaner at http://www.ccleaner.com/ to do this as well, it can't however, delete the last restore point, which is done for a reason.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:32 AM

And there's no point defragmenting a system restore file, it is only ever accessed for a system restore, so being fragmented has no effect on general system performance.
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