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How Can I Delete Volume Shadow Copy from C: Drive

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    Glen Guest

    How Can I Delete Volume Shadow Copy from C: Drive

    Recently I backed up my C: drive, which is about 13GB, to an external Disk
    using the Backup program contained in my Home Premium. After a few days, I
    deleted it from my external disk as I now intend to use Acronis. However I
    noticed my C: Drive now contains about 29GB and I have not added any
    software. I think it may be the Volume Shadow Copy that I've read about in
    this NG but I don't seem to be able to delete it or to bring my C: Drive
    back to it's normal usage amount of 13GB. This may have been covered before
    but I can't locate the solution. Can anyone tell me how to restore my C:
    Drive?? Thanks!!


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    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: How Can I Delete Volume Shadow Copy from C: Drive

    Glen

    Use Disk Cleanup to delete all but the latest System Restore Points.

    Press WINKEY+R and type cleanmgr.exe and press OK.
    Select Files from all users on this computer.
    Leave all of the default check boxes selected.
    Click the More Options Tab.
    In the System Restore and Shadow Copy section, select the Clean Up button.
    In the confirmation box, select the Delete button.
    Click OK.

    I don't recommend turning System Restore off because this can help to
    recover recent files created between the times when you run Acronis.


    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Glen" <gscanlon@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Recently I backed up my C: drive, which is about 13GB, to an external Disk
    > using the Backup program contained in my Home Premium. After a few days, I
    > deleted it from my external disk as I now intend to use Acronis. However I
    > noticed my C: Drive now contains about 29GB and I have not added any
    > software. I think it may be the Volume Shadow Copy that I've read about in
    > this NG but I don't seem to be able to delete it or to bring my C: Drive
    > back to it's normal usage amount of 13GB. This may have been covered
    > before but I can't locate the solution. Can anyone tell me how to restore
    > my C: Drive?? Thanks!!

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    Re: How Can I Delete Volume Shadow Copy from C: Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Recently I backed up my C: drive, which is about 13GB, to an external Disk
    using the Backup program contained in my Home Premium. After a few days, I
    deleted it from my external disk as I now intend to use Acronis. However I
    noticed my C: Drive now contains about 29GB and I have not added any
    software. I think it may be the Volume Shadow Copy that I've read about in
    this NG but I don't seem to be able to delete it or to bring my C: Drive
    back to it's normal usage amount of 13GB. This may have been covered before
    but I can't locate the solution. Can anyone tell me how to restore my C:
    Drive?? Thanks!!
    Hi Glen,

    As Ronnie Vernon stated, you can use Disk Cleanup to delete all but the last System Restore Point with the "More Options" tab. See:
    Disk Cleanup

    If you want to disable System Restore instead and delete all the System Restore Points, then see:
    System Restore

    Shawn

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    Glen Guest

    Re: How Can I Delete Volume Shadow Copy from C: Drive

    Everything is ok now and I feel much better knowing how to manage my restore
    points/size. Thanks to both you, Ronnie and the link to the great web site.

    "brink" <brink.2zvef1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > Glen;508967 Wrote:

    >> Recently I backed up my C: drive, which is about 13GB, to an external
    >> Disk
    >> using the Backup program contained in my Home Premium. After a few
    >> days, I
    >> deleted it from my external disk as I now intend to use Acronis.
    >> However I
    >> noticed my C: Drive now contains about 29GB and I have not added any
    >> software. I think it may be the Volume Shadow Copy that I've read about
    >> in
    >> this NG but I don't seem to be able to delete it or to bring my C:
    >> Drive
    >> back to it's normal usage amount of 13GB. This may have been covered
    >> before
    >> but I can't locate the solution. Can anyone tell me how to restore my
    >> C:
    >> Drive?? Thanks!!
    >
    > Hi Glen,
    >
    > As Ronnie Vernon stated, you can use Disk Cleanup to delete all but the
    > last System Restore Point with the "More Options" tab. See:
    > Disk Cleanup
    >
    > If you want to disable System Restore instead and delete all the System
    > Restore Points, then see:
    > System Restore
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
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    Re: How Can I Delete Volume Shadow Copy from C: Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen View Post
    Everything is ok now and I feel much better knowing how to manage my restore
    points/size. Thanks to both you, Ronnie and the link to the great web site.
    ------------------------
    "brink" <brink.2zvef1@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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    Hi Glen,
    >
    > As Ronnie Vernon stated, you can use Disk Cleanup to delete all but the
    > last System Restore Point with the "More Options" tab. See:
    >
    Disk Cleanup
    >
    > If you want to disable System Restore instead and delete all the System
    > Restore Points, then see:
    >
    System Restore
    >
    > Shawn

    Your welcome Glen,

    Glad your problem is resolved.

    Shawn

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