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#1 Moe_P

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:53 PM

Just curious about my system restore settings, it is currently set at 5.25 G, is that enough or should it be larger, I checked in Ccleaner and it only shows 5 restore points, also would like to know how often restore points are created and if it vary s.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:31 PM

As far as the size of your restore folder goes it depends on the size of your hard drive and how much empty space there is on it. If you have 100 - 200GB of empty space then the size of your restore folder is not important. Windows needs approximately 15% of empty space on  the C:\ drive to work properly so it is only if the total of occupied space is getting towards 85% of capacity that you need to think about freeing up hard drive space.

 

One way to do this is to reduce the amount of space allocated to the restore folder. Another, and perhaps better, way is to move stuff you want to keep but don't need regular access to to external storage or a second hard drive.

 

When do restore points get created ?  At various times. Installing critical updates usually creates a restore point as does updating important software such as A/V. And you can of course always create one yourself if you are planning on making some major change to your system which you feel might go pear shaped!  It is a very simple way of getting yourself out of trouble.

 

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#3 Moe_P

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:00 PM

Thank you for the response, I have a SSD 450 GB drive with 410 GB free so I guess I don't have to worry.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:41 PM

Try-

 

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

 

That way you can keep system images on a usb drive & free up space on your computer.

 

Restore points have a history of failing anyways.

 

I quit using them years ago.

 

Macrium is much better for backups. :)


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Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:26 AM

Thanks medab, I am looking to get a thumb drive to store a system image, would a 32 GB  be enough for this machine, also as changes are made would I be able reuse the same thumb drive to update the changes.


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