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

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  1. Posts : 43
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    Can't delete old invalid backup points from system restore.


    For the life of me I can not figure out how to delete the old and invalid backup points 1/22/21-3/7/21 from my system restore. I've tried many different methods and none have worked. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hi, these may help:
    Delete System Image Restore Point from System Restore in Windows 10

    Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10

    If all else fails, disable and enable System Restore on the relevant drive.

    And there's this freeware:
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  3. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home Build 10.0.19041
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, these may help:
    Delete System Image Restore Point from System Restore in Windows 10

    Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10

    If all else fails, disable and enable System Restore on the relevant drive.

    And there's this freeware:
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    I've tried it all and no joy. The "System Image Restore Points" Backups are still there. I have the "System Restore Explorer" installed but thet don't even show up on that so I can't try to delete them that way.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,037
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Try disabling restore points, setting the space to zero, restart your PC, then see if you have any restore points.
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  5. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home Build 10.0.19041
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    dalchina said:
    Try disabling restore points, setting the space to zero, restart your PC, then see if you have any restore points.
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    Ok, just got done doing that. restarted PC, turned system restore back on and they are still there. Lowest it would let me set space to was 1%.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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  7. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home Build 10.0.19041
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    I'm having problems. Everything is fine as I progress through "Diskpart", "Vol", and "Exit". Then when I put in "C:" and hit enter the picture shows it should show "\>". but for me it does not. Out of curiosity after that I put in "CD System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup" I've attached 2 images of what I got to see what I'm talking about.
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  8. Digmor Crusher's Avatar
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    Download the portable version of Ccleaner, I know you can delete restore points using it.
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  9. Posts : 43
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    Digmor Crusher said:
    Download the portable version of Ccleaner, I know you get delete restore points using it.
    Ran CCcleaner. Did not show the restore points that my system restore shows.
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    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.
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