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System Restore Taking A Crap-load Of Space

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#1 .Prodigy.


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Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:06 PM

I wasn't really looking for it, but today I noticed that I had ~30GB of unaccounted space being taken up on my C: Drive. Right now, C: is a 70GB partition on my 400GB internal HDD. Every program I use only accounts for about 8GB of space being taken up, with 32GB of free space.

A 70GB partition, with 8GB used, should have 62GB free.. yet everything reports only 32GB of free space. I use O&O Defrag Pro as my defrag utility, so I opened it and analyzed my C: drive with it. I noticed a huge chunk of space in the report being taken up by System Restore... 30GB of space to be exact.

I then went into System Properties, and under the System Restore tab checked on the C: Drive settings. It's set to only use 12% (8400MB) of space. I then turned it down to 6% (4200MB) and checked on my C: Drive. There is now 56GB of free space, meaning System Restore is now using ~4200MB of space, which is what it's supposed to do.

My question is... what happened to allow System Restore to use nearly three times it's allotted space on my C: drive, and how can I prevent it from using so many resources in the future?

Edited by .Prodigy., 13 October 2006 - 12:07 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:27 PM

Sorry, delete my post here as I now see that I have missaddressed the question, I will leave the link for those interested


Edited by fleamailman, 13 October 2006 - 02:20 PM.

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