Windows 10: Around 12-15 gb decrease in C drive after unsuccessful system restore

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  1.    11 Sep 2017 #1

    Around 12-15 gb decrease in C drive after unsuccessful system restore


    Yesterday I was facing some problem with my computer with windows 10 home and so I decided to perform a system restore which i had created a few days back ago. After starting system restore and allowing it for almost an hour, the laptop screen was still showing initializing system restore. So i forcefully shutdown my laptop and started it again. After starting i got a message that system restore not successful. After that when i went and check the free disk space of system volume C it got decrease by around 12-15 gb.*I went and deleted all previous restore point, clean up disk space and also using 3rd party software tried cleaning disk space but still have not recovered this 12-15 gb space.*

    After that i went to setting and check the storage as to where this space has been occupied. It is showing that in others around 18 gb has been allocated, for which the windows is showing " There are some of the largest folders we couldn't characterize" (Screenshot attached).

    Please help me recover this space.
    Thank you
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  2.    11 Sep 2017 #2

    Run treesize.
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  3.    11 Sep 2017 #3

    Treesize run info


    I tried treesize and it is showing
    windows folder has 20.9 GB allocated out of which 6.9 GB is for winsxs
    System volume information has 12 Gb allocated out of which 11.5 GB allocated for System Restore. Can i delete this folder? How?
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  4.    11 Sep 2017 #4

    Go to control panel, system, system protection, configure, and delete all existing restore points. Then create one of course. You can limit size of restore point storage as well.
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  5.    11 Sep 2017 #5

    Deleting system restore from control panel, manage system restore point is not helping as it is showing only 500 mb size.
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  6.    11 Sep 2017 #6

    jakkaas said: View Post
    Deleting system restore from control panel, manage system restore point is not helping as it is showing only 500 mb size.
    Have you run disk cleanup, and selected to remove system installation files?
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  7.    11 Sep 2017 #7

    This option is not coming during disk clean up or clean up system files
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  8.    11 Sep 2017 #8

    Ccleaner will probably sort it out.
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  9.    11 Sep 2017 #9

    From admin command prompt you could run cleammgr.exe in extended mode. Type this in your command window.

    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
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  10.    11 Sep 2017 #10

    jakkaas said: View Post
    Deleting system restore from control panel, manage system restore point is not helping as it is showing only 500 mb size.
    Try disabling system protection completely and reboot then check it again with TreeSize.

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    That should delete all restore points and you have 12GB there - mostly from Store apps it seems.

    If you want you can enable system protection again after (and set some limit with the slider in the picture above) and then create a new one.
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