Saturday, May 26, 2007

Removing Old Restore Points in Windows XP

The "System Restore" feature in Windows XP works perfectly fine for most of us. But the over cautious nature of the feature does result in a lot of storage space being occupied by the system restore files. If you would only like to have the latest restore point and not all the restore points that have been created, you can delete all the previous restore points, and free some space. To do this :

  • Open "My Computer" and right click on the drive whose restore points want to clear.
  • Select "Properties" and under the "General" tab, click on "Disk Cleanup".
  • Click on "More Options" tab and select the last option "Cleanup" under the "System Restore" section.
  • You will be asked if you want to delete all but the most recent restore points, click on "Yes" to delete all leaving the most recent of system restore points.

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