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14-12-2003, 11:08 AM
When I create a new System Restore point, does it over-write any old ones, or do they accumulate and take up space on the hard disc.

If the latter, how do I get rid of the old restore points?

14-12-2003, 11:23 AM
system restore usually takes up a set amount of space on the harddrive. it atomaticly removes old restore points when it needs to.

are you runing out of space on the harddrive?

Jen C
14-12-2003, 11:23 AM
Hi Gillie

System Restore will accumulate restore points until they take up a default 12% of the free disk space on the drive. Then the oldest restore points will be dropped off to make room for the new ones.

You can adjust how much room you would like System Restore to take up. Go to Control Panel > System > System Restore tab. Click on the drive letter to select it and then click settings. You can adjust the slider to reduce the amount of disk space used.

To remove all previous Restore points except for the last (newest) one, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Let it scan the disk and when finished, click on the "More Options" tab. Under System Restore you will see the option to remove all but the last Restore point.

14-12-2003, 12:24 PM
Yes have used over half the 10GB drive, and things are getting slower and slower.

Jen C has been very helpful, thanks to you both for the help