Can't delete old invalid backup points from system restore.

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  1. Posts : 43
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       #11

    dalchina said:
    Hi, did you actually boot to a command prompt or simply open one when logged in?

    If that doesn't work for you, I suggest you try either booting from a live boot disk and deleting the file, or booting to a command prompt and attempting it from that.

    Make a note of what you're trying to delete first.

    I'm actually not at all surprised attempting to access that whilst logged into Windows is blocked.
    Sorry, my mistake. OK, I did exactly as it was described. This time it did show "\>" after I hit enter after putting in "C:". But when I go to the next command and put in "CD System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup" and hit enter it says "The System Cannot Find The Path Specified"
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       #12

    Suggest you try using a live boot disk. (E.g. Google Kyhi's, Bob Omb's).

    Note you can view those folders/files readily with Treeview (as per that thread) or Wiztree (free). Rt click offers a delete option - I would expect, though, that you would have permissions issues trying to use that.

    Returning to the command prompt: here's another way to try to access that folder:
    Can't delete old invalid backup points from system restore.-1.png

    (I'm logged in, so access is denied)
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  3. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home Build 10.0.19041
    Thread Starter
       #13

    dalchina said:
    Suggest you try using a live boot disk. (E.g. Google Kyhi's, Bob Omb's).

    Note you can view those folders/files readily with Treeview (as per that thread) or Wiztree (free). Rt click offers a delete option - I would expect, though, that you would have permissions issues trying to use that.

    Returning to the command prompt: here's another way to try to access that folder:
    Can't delete old invalid backup points from system restore.-1.png

    (I'm logged in, so access is denied)
    dalchina I decided to install Wiztree. Found the appropriate folder, deleted it, problem solved!! All those old invalid system image backup points are all gone!! dalchina I want to thank you soo much for taking all this time to help me solve my problem. You have no idea how much I appreciate your efforts. Thank you again.
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    I like Wiztree- it's good to set the colours appropriately to highlight e.g. Log, tmp and dmp files- anything that programs may leave that can take up a suprising amount of space.

    I then use that occasionally to review what's left after running Ccleaner (files/folders and cookies only) to see if I need to add something to exceptions to be cleaned as well.
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