System Restore Point Keeps Growing

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  1. dalchina's Avatar
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       #11

    Creating images with Macrium has no effect on restore points in my experience.
    Just for interest I have
    System Restore Point Keeps Growing-1.png

    I use Ccleaner to clean a range of folders/cookies/files occasionally (but not the registry) and again it has no effect as configured.

    When you have observed the (same?) restore point growing in size, have you also noted the date it was created- is there any change in that?

    Try using System Restore Explorer to mount and thus view the contents of your problem restore point.
    System Restore Point Keeps Growing-1.png

    Save a screenshot.
    Repeat when you believe it's grown and compare.

    What difference do you see?

    I struggle to understand how the same saved restore point can grow.
    How are you determining its size?
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  2. Posts : 285
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       #12

    @Macboatmaster:
    Sorry, I forgot to mention my AV program is Windows Defender and I use SuperAntiSpyware Pro in real time and schedule daily scans with both programs.

    @dalchina:
    The SR date is the same as when it is created. The size can be obtained by clicking on System protection then on the System Properties window click on the drive letter (C) then click on configure (the same window where the Max usage is set). Since this morning it increased from 8.57GB to 8.61GB. As I mentioned in post #1 (if I were to delete current restore point) if I create a new restore point it will be around 600MB. Assuming no more restore points are created it will continue to grow quite quickly. I know it makes no sense. Also, thanks for your input. I just deleted my current restore point and created a new one. Its size is around 25MB. I just checked it again and now its up to 29.11MB so its growing as I'm writing this. I thought it usually started at around 600MB so either I'm wrong or SR is playing tricks on me. In any case the whole situation is unusual. Now its almost at 40MB.
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  3. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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       #13

    Did you ever get anywhere with Shadow Explorer to ascertain what is the apparent growth in the RP
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  4. Posts : 285
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       #14

    Macboatmaster said:
    Did you ever get anywhere with Shadow Explorer to ascertain what is the apparent growth in the RP
    No, I haven't tried that. At this point I don't much care because as I mentioned earlier I only really use Macrium if I need to restore the pc. The restore point is still growing as I'm writing this. I may consider disabling it or delete this current restore point and wait until the system creates a restore point and see if there is any difference but I don't think it will. Maybe I will try Shadow Explorer and see if I can see what's going on.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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       #15

    The size can be obtained by clicking on System protection then on the System Properties window click on the drive letter (C) then click on configure (the same window where the Max usage is set). Since this morning it increased from 8.57GB to 8.61GB.
    That's current usage - for all System Restore points, not an individual one.
    You need to show both the list of restore points and the size at the same time.

    I'v not seen clear evidence of one single restore point growing in size here.
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
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       #16

    I don't see the point of System Restore so have turned it off and rely on Macrium Reflect. I can recover from a Reflect backup in under 10 minutes.
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
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       #17

    Not sure how that helps to deal with the question.

    System Restore
    a. does not affect user data whereas restoring a partition restores EVERYTHING to a previous date.
    b. is faster and easier to use.

    If your image is a week old, and you restore it, then all changes to personal data on the partition(s) restored made in that week are lost.

    I see the two as complementary, noting SR may not always restore successfully.
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  8. Steve C's Avatar
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       #18

    dalchina said:
    Not sure how that helps to deal with the question.

    System Restore
    a. does not affect user data whereas restoring a partition restores EVERYTHING to a previous date.
    b. is faster and easier to use.

    If your image is a week old, and you restore it, then all changes to personal data on the partition(s) restored made in that week are lost.

    I see the two as complementary, noting SR may not always restore successfully.
    My personal data is on a separate partition and backup up daily with Reflect and hourly by File History. I'll probably do more frequent backups when Reflect v8 is released.
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
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       #19

    For you then that may be true- but that requires discipline, understanding, planning and is atypical of users in general.

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  10. Posts : 285
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       #20

    dalchina said:
    That's current usage - for all System Restore points, not an individual one.
    You need to show both the list of restore points and the size at the same time.

    I'v not seen clear evidence of one single restore point growing in size here.
    dalchina: I am talking about a single restore point only. Since yesterday my single restore point has grown to over 934MB.
    To all other replies: I usually make a daily Macrium image after I'm certain that everything is as it should be.
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