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How Can I Delete Volume Shadow Copy from C: Drive

G
#1
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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R

Ronnie Vernon MVP

#2
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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Brink

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#3
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:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76073-disk-cleanup.html

If you want to disable System Restore instead and delete all the System Restore Points, then see:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66971-system-restore.html

Shawn
 

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G
#4
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:
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76073-disk-cleanup.html
>
> If you want to disable System Restore instead and delete all the System
> Restore Points, then see:
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66971-system-restore.html
>
> Shawn
>
>
> --
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>
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#5
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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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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