Windows 10: Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 119
    Microsoft Windows 10 x64
       1 Week Ago #10

    Bonjour,

    Thanks for this helpful tutorial

    Here is my small problem


    The second disk (F) has been used on an another computer and I try to have it clean
    I would like to delete definitively the shadows storage as explained here
    Is it a syntax issue ? still testing
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  2. Posts : 23,653
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #11

    Hello @D4ni3l,

    The command should be this below from step 5 in Option Three in the tutorial to delete all shadows on F. The delete shadowstorage command option is no longer available in Windows 10.

    vssadmin delete shadows /For=F: /all /quiet
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  3. Posts : 119
    Microsoft Windows 10 x64
       1 Week Ago #12



    no success !
    I also deleted "System Volume Information" on F: (with Ubuntu) : no success
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  4. Posts : 23,653
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #13

    As a test, see if toggling system protection on and off for the "F" drive may delete the storage space.

    Turn On or Off System Protection for Drives in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 119
    Microsoft Windows 10 x64
       1 Week Ago #14

    Brink said: View Post
    As a test, see if toggling system protection on and off for the "F" drive may delete the storage space.
    I did it first without success and cleared the restore points (140GB from an old system)
    i am afraid I will have to accept it (it does not take any space now)
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  6. Posts : 23,653
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #15

    If this is a data drive, you could format the "F" drive to clear it. You would of course need to temporarily copy anything you didn't want to lose to another location first.
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  7. Posts : 119
    Microsoft Windows 10 x64
       1 Week Ago #16

    Run PowerShell in admin mode
    Code:
    Disable-ComputerRestore -Drive "C:\"
    vssadmin List ShadowStorage /On=C:
    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=400MB
    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=10%
    Enable-ComputerRestore -Drive "C:\"
    Checkpoint-Computer -Description "Initial"
    vssadmin List ShadowStorage /On=C:
    Copy & paste the code above in powershell windows

    This is my quickest way to delete & recreate "System Restore Points" on C: drive

    thanks again for this tread
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