1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Restore Points - How are the managed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MastiffShack, Apr 11, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. MastiffShack

    MastiffShack Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Messages:
    160
    I use restore points on my Windows XP Pro machine. They have saved my bacon many 'a many times (mostly from my own self - but a few times from those from the outside.)

    Since the creation of a restore point is generally automatic, and can consume MBs all over the drive; I'd like to know how to manage them better.

    I know I can disable the capability - which will remove all restore points; but I'd prefer to remove only those from a specified date and older.

    I've not yet figured that out.

    Can someone help me on this? :confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. Neo4u

    Neo4u

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2003
    Messages:
    71
    system restore is allocated a certain amount of space on your hard drive (usually set by you) what will happen as you fill that space is that your oldest backup will be auto overwritten. Not sure is there is nay other way in which you can actually have more control over it though
     
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
  4. MastiffShack

    MastiffShack Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Messages:
    160
    Well, duh....

    I knew about that - I must'a had a brain cell die or something.

    I do appreciate your help though...
     
  5. Dan O

    Dan O

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 1999
    Messages:
    8,974
    Thanks AcaCandy,

    It was the perfect article, for the question. It was a refresher for me as I have forgetten some of the details.
     
  6. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    Hey Dan, nice to see you again. Happy Easter :)
     
  7. Dan O

    Dan O

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 1999
    Messages:
    8,974
    AcaCandy,

    Happy Easter to you also. I have been very busy lately and it hard to get some free time to help others, which is relaxing to me. My wife thinks I am crazy. She goes shopping, which I think is crazy. Oh well each to their own, as they say.
     
  8. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Restore Points managed
  1. Unlucky_Pete
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    833
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/219317

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice