Windows 10: How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

Discus and support How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Windows 10 64-bit. When I click "show more restore points" in System Restore I see a bunch of old "system image restore points" that were deleted in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by jellyroll, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. jellyroll Win User

    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore


    Windows 10 64-bit.
    When I click "show more restore points" in System Restore I see a bunch of old "system image restore points" that were deleted in past and do not correspond to any currently active restore points. Clicking any of these old restore points, I simply get an error message saying they could not be found, and to select another restore point instead.I would like to delete these restore points listings but have been unable to do so.
    So far, I have tried steps mentioned below without any luck :

    Disk Cleanup through (CHow to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore :) Properties
    Disable System Protection (OFF and ON) in System Protection for OS (CHow to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore :)
    Disk Space Usage to minimum (slider button all the way to the left then 'Delete all restore points for this drive'),
    Delete all shown Restore points in CCleaner (the problem ones do not show here),
    Reset Windows Backup to Default in Windows 10 with 'Reset_Windows_Backup.bat' utility.

    Any suggestions highly welcome.

    :)
     
    jellyroll, Oct 19, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 system image restore points unable to delete

    Have deleted system image backups using the windows 10 suggested method. But 2 system image rstore points are still listed under other backups. Have tried all the suggested methods on the net and from the microsoft community, but the system image restore
    points remain. Even after deleting all but the last normal restore points. I guess I can just ignore them. Would appreciate any advice as nothing seems to remove them.
     
    Aquarius 2015, Oct 19, 2019
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  3. dogpark Win User
    Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10


    Hi Brink,

    I thought perhaps it might have something to do with Windows Backup but have always had the Manage Windows Backup disk space option set to: Keep only the recent system image.

    I deleted all the restore points for D: (backup drive) thru System Protection. Don't believe System Restore has ever been on for D: drive. Even tho doing this indicates the Restore points have been successfully deleted the 3.52 GB value always remains.


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    Then I reran the vssadmin list shadows & vssadmin delete shadows /all


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    All is good?? - there is only one backup in System Restore now. *Huh


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    I had to go thru a few gyrations this morning to clear the normal Restore Points I found another poster suggesting almost identical problem = System restore - weird behavior. Thought may be symptom of a larger issue.

    Thank you for your assistance once again.
     
    dogpark, Oct 19, 2019
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  4. graye Win User

    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    System Restore is on But No Restore Points

    I disagree...

    • No, System Restore is not off by default (at least not on my systems)
    • No, it is not basically defunct (it works just like it always has)

    Yes, an Automatic Update (or even a normal software package install) will attempt to create another restore point. And, yes.... if you run out of room that has been set aside for System Restore, it will start deleting old restore points. So if that's
    the case, the solution is kinda self-evident... just increase the percentage of the disk space that the system restore is allowed to use.

    Yes, it's true that during an Upgrade of Windows 10 (say, from the "Fall Creators Update" to the "Spring 2018 Update") the system will do you a favor and wipe the older restore points (because their content is not valid anymore)
     
    graye, Oct 19, 2019
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