Windows 10: System Restore Point Configure - Max Usage Slider at the Left = 0 ? Solved

  1.    09 Dec 2015 #1

    System Restore Point Configure - Max Usage Slider at the Left = 0 ?


    New desktop computer - Windows 10 Home. In System Restore, Configure, the Max Usage slider is all the way to the left.
    What does that mean?

    The hard drive is 1 TB, so I'm not concerned about how much it uses.

    (On my old Windows 7 desktop, I moved the slider to the right and it now saves fewer restore points.)

    Thanks, cb
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  2. Posts : 20,870
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       09 Dec 2015 #2

    Hello abredt,

    Moving the slider to right will allow more max usage storage space for restore points.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    09 Dec 2015 #3

    How much space is used when the slider is all the way to the left? It doesn't say.
    cb
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  4. Posts : 20,870
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Dec 2015 #4

    Minimum is 320 MB, but it should give you a size. Does it show a size after restarting the computer?
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  5.    10 Dec 2015 #5

    It never shows a size when the slider is at the left.
    At 1% it says 9.17 GB and goes up in increments until at maximun it is 917 GB.

    Interesting note - I checked the size of the C: drive before and after creating a restore point and it only took 0.2 GB. The only thing I have installed so far is Macrium free.
    cb
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  6. Posts : 20,870
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       11 Dec 2015 #6

    You can also use the command below in an elevated command prompt to see the current used, allocated, and maximum sizes for each drive you have system protection turned on for.

    vssadmin list shadowstorage

    This will be the same as step 1 in OPTION TWO below to help.

    System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7.    11 Dec 2015 #7

    Big Trouble:

    I changed the size and all prior restore points are gone. I did not click Delete all restore points.
    cb
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  8. Posts : 20,870
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       11 Dec 2015 #8

    It shouldn't have unless you reduced the size below what was currently being used for that disk.
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  9.    11 Dec 2015 #9

    I'm pretty sure I only increased it - not reduced it. It also turned off System Protection. I definitely did not click that.
    I just ran a Macrium free image, so I'm not inclined to mess around with system restore configuration again.
    cb

    cb
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  10. Posts : 20,870
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       11 Dec 2015 #10

    Yeah, it's usually best to only change system protection settings in the UI instead using OPTION ONE below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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