Windows 10: System restore - weird behavior

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       17 Feb 2017 #11

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Try to set the size to 320MB, that is the minimum.

    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=320MB
    You're the man! This did it!

    It resized to 320MB and I immediately got my free space back up to 44GB (usually I have a lot more space available but currently I have a lot of working files taking up space)I'd love to know what happened to cause this weird behavior. But right now it seems fine. Current usage is 79MB with one restore point.

    Thanks again. If anyone has any idea what would have caused this, I'd love to know.
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       18 Feb 2017 #12

    ShadowStorage is also used by File history/Windows backup, maybe disabling that would do the trick.

    File History - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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       20 Feb 2017 #13

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    ShadowStorage is also used by File history/Windows backup, maybe disabling that would do the trick.

    File History - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    Lol, my screen doesn't look like that. Mine doesn't say "Automatically back up my files" like in the screenshot. Mine says "Add a drive" instead. So I'm not sure if it's on or off:

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       20 Feb 2017 #14

    There's still a problem, too, because the same thing continues to happen. I still can't delete my past restore points if I want to, and disabling system restore also doesn't delete them. As I described earlier, my hdd doesn't gain any space back, even though system restore claims the restore points are deleted. The only way to gain my space back is to use this command:

    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=320MB

    It's the only way for me to gain my disk size back if I delete my restore points. So something has got to wrong with my system. Avast shows no infections and Malwarebytes also shows no issues. The slider in system restore seems to do nothing.
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  5.    21 Feb 2017 #15

    Hi,


    To see if File History is set to off go to Control Panel, System and Security, File History.

    Cheers,
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       01 Mar 2017 #16

    File history is off.
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