Can I move shadow storage to another drive on Windows 10 Home?

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    Can I move shadow storage to another drive on Windows 10 Home?


    I've been getting the occasional event
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    The shadow copies of volume C: were deleted because the shadow copy storage could not grow in time.  Consider reducing the IO load on the system or choose a shadow copy storage volume that is not being shadow copied.
    I'm running Windows 10 Home. Is there a way to move C: shadow storage to D: on this version of Windows?
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    I know of no way to force SC's to another drive. But looking at your error message, I assume your "C" drive is FULL ? If you can allocate more space to it, the error should go away.
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    My 210 GB C: drive has 22 GB free, so I don't think it's that.
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    Blaq said: View Post
    My 210 GB C: drive has 22 GB free, so I don't think it's that.
    Yes that can be a issue. Get a bigger drive.
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  5. storageman's Avatar
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    Blaq said: View Post
    My 210 GB C: drive has 22 GB free, so I don't think it's that.
    Less than 10%, could be problematic ? I would also recommend a larger drive.
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    OK, I did some cleanup (4GB Norton files! Had to uninstall/reinstall) and I now have 25GB free, about 13%. We'll see if those event messages stop.
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    I haven't had the "shadow copy storage could not grow in time" message for three weeks. Yay!

    However, I have had several "The oldest shadow copy of volume C: was deleted to keep disk space usage for shadow copies of volume C: below the user defined limit" messages. And I have no money to buy a new SSD larger than 240 GB. But since I now have about 20 GB free, I can increase the maximum disk allocation for shadow copies.

    • Opened an administrator command prompt
    • I entered "system restore" in the Windows search box, then picked "Create a restore point". This opened the System Restore window with the System Protection tab selected.
    • If I clicked System Restore, the System Restore window only listed one restore point. (The last Windows update.) I prefer having several restore points to choose from, so I exited back to System Properties and…
    • In the Protection Settings list, I clicked my C: drive, then Configure.
    • Under Disk Space Usage, I dragged the slider from 1% (2.44 GB) to 4% (8.42 GB), then Apply.


    I assume this will take care of space-related errors. This is old hat to you all, but I'm documenting in case a novice user finds this thread.
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  8. storageman's Avatar
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    Just an FYI - System Restore is quite unreliable. Worked for me ok in Win7, but not so much in Win10. Just about everybody on this forum have been burnt by SR including me. However you may get lucky. Good Luck.
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