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manually delete restore point

  • External Hard Drive
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
August 11, 2008 11:30:51 PM

how do i manually delete a restore point?

it's located on my external hard drive. i found it by viewing the report of a recent defrag analysis. i think it's '\system volume information\_restore-etc.'

i've tried the disk cleanup option. i've tried shutdowning down the service. i think that restore point or points were from a previous install of win xp, so now after a reformat, whatever i do to the recent install of win xp, it has no effect.

if no solutions, i will get rid of it, even if i have to resort to backing everything up to another drive and reformatting...

edit: why the hell is system restore even set to backup other drives other than the main one? also, i always have system restore off. that restore point must have been create when i connected my external hd after fresh install before i had the chance to turn that crap off.

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May 22, 2009 9:32:02 PM

what you have to do is go into my computer and turn off system restore first, then run the disk clean up utility which is on the properties of the drive, after you turn off system restore you should see a option called something like "Clean up old System Restore Points" and it will remove the contents of the folder with out messing anything up, i have deleted this folder on my external hard drive by first turning off simple file sharing, and then right clicking on the folder and you should see a security tab, at which point you can click Add and then type your user name in, and then you check all the security settings boxes which will give you full access to the folder, but dont delete the contents of the root folder only the ones that say something like RP101
March 24, 2011 6:28:41 AM

download and install ccleaner than open it
go to system option than system restore option

delete manually