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Any app which removes old system restore points ?


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#1 Alvas Rawuther

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:46 AM

Can you guys please tell me about an app that deletes all but the most recent Windows System Restore point ?
And all of it in an easy way. Which also tells me about how much space I've recovered ?

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:09 PM

What Windows version?

You can remove all restore points, but turning system restore off, restarting computer and turning it back on.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:15 PM

In Disk Cleanup / More Options you can remove all but the most recent restore point, if you wish.

Right click on Local Disk in Windows Explorer and select properties, to get to Disk Cleanup.
You have to click on Disk Cleanup, to get to the More Options tab.

You can look at the pie chart, before and after, for details of free and used space.

Edited by petewills , 13 June 2010 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:54 PM

Just as an extra,, here's our canned response for this.

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • 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.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:34 PM

Thanks. But I figured out that CCleaner could do it more easily though.
Thanks for all your support though.
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