1.    02 Sep 2015 #1
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    System Protection - Restore files. Where are they stored in Win 10 ?


    Maybe someone knows where the System Restore files are stored on Windows 10 ? If so, please tell us or please post any info about subject. Thanks for your time...., Cliff M.
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  2.    02 Sep 2015 #2

    Click settings and the update and security tab , click recovery and that will take you to system restore and other options.

    Oh , you want to know where they are stored , dang it man , that i couldn't tell you , sorry my friend.

    I know very little
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #3
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    System Restore files are stored in the "System Volume Information" folder of each drive. By default this folder is hidden, and for good reason. By default the contents are not viewable by even an elevated admin account and as a result Windows Explorer will show zero as the size. Do not attempt to modify the contents in any way or system restore may be come corrupt and unusable. This is for experts who really understand what they are doing. The same applies to the Windows folder and all of it's sub folders.
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  4.    03 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    System Restore files are stored in the "System Volume Information" folder of each drive. By default this folder is hidden, and for good reason. By default the contents are not viewable by even an elevated admin account and as a result Windows Explorer will show zero as the size. Do not attempt to modify the contents in any way or system restore may be come corrupt and unusable. This is for experts who really understand what they are doing. The same applies to the Windows folder and all of it's sub folders.
    Thanks for your answer and from 'fredc' - I was just wondering where but because I have already done several updates of the system-restore, and also have deleted all of them once, then started again. I am a firm believer in leaving as-is much of the stuff and files that we do not need to access. I am reading a lot of info and many of the tutorial files for background info on Windows 10. Thanks so much. Cliff M.
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  5.    03 Sep 2015 #5
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    If you are curious you can see them with TreeSize Free or a similar application. If you want to reduce the amount of space they are using you can remove old ones but only by adjusting the assigned space under System Properties - don't just delete them manually.

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  6.    05 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    If you are curious you can see them with TreeSize Free or a similar application. If you want to reduce the amount of space they are using you can remove old ones but only by adjusting the assigned space under System Properties - don't just delete them manually.

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    Halasz:

    Well, thanks so much for all the info you have sent to me. I like it, and have already downloaded from JAM their TreeSizeFree program, and have it functional on my win 10 system here. I really like the way that JAM Software (in Germany) has presented the data.

    Yesterday I used the software program Macrium to CLONE my win10 on Drive C: here to another HHD that I have. That CLONED drive was found as Drive H: -- so below is what TreeSizeFree found on each of them a few minutes ago.

    I am really excited about using and learning about the new Windows 10 and some of the things it does.

    I hope all this makes sense to you, as I did appreciate your reply and info to me.

    Below are the drives info I have mentioned.
    Attachment 35949

    Attachment 35950

    I hope this email reply, and size of data sent is OK with Ten Forums as I have not seen any size restrictions yet for users email data. Please send me a note anytime. Maybe someone else will like the programTreeSizeFree program also... Any comments from user or readers are appreciated.
    We are all working and learning to have our personal computers show us good data.
    All be safe.. best to all.. Cliff M.
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  7.    09 Feb 2017 #7
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    win 7 8 10

    was looking for this answer thanks
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