Windows 10: Restore point grows

Discus and support Restore point grows in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I created a restore point that was 13.x mb and it has grown to 600.x mb, why???? 158636 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rdwray, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. rdwray Win User

    Restore point grows


    I created a restore point that was 13.x mb and it has grown to 600.x mb, why????

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    rdwray, Jun 16, 2020
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  2. budguinn Win User

    How does a System Restore Point continue to grow in size?

    I have updated to Win 10 from Win 7...This was a 'clean' install. Everything seems to work well except System Restore. The machine will delete all restore points if it is Shutdown.....not usually with just a restart. I've posted three or four different
    questions to Microsoft on this with no joy on repairing. I've also read everything on this site that I could find that relates, whether Windows 10, 7, or 8.

    As part of this I have been watching the restore points.

    I noticed them 'growing' in size. I have asked Microsoft about this but have never received an answer to the question...of how can a system snap shot, continue to grow. It kind of defeats the purpose.

    As the title says, the restore point created yesterday started at 24mb......six hours later this same restore point was listed as 237mb......early this morning the same restore point was showing that it was using 430mb. The same restore point two hours
    later is 2.1gb. After putting the machine in sleep mode I went and played 9holes of golf. The machine is now reporting a restore point size of 10.9gb. That is a rather large increase of a 27mb file. I also used TreeSize to see that this is all in the System
    Volume folder and pretty much one file. BTW, there is only one restore point showing in the system protection screen....and it is highly unlikely it would be good for anything.

    I have run sfc/scannow. Adjusted Vss size to 20% of drive....it is a 2tb drive. The same machine was running Win 7 and never had any problems with this.

    My main problem is after shutdown all restore points are deleted.

    With the above information, does anyone have any ideas.

    Microsoft will answer a question/ticket one time and will not come back after you tell them that their recommendations did not work. Also, they don't really seem to read the question/problem at all. Apparently they have a manual that gives stock answers
    and they are confined to those answers.

    Does anyone in this community have any suggestions?
     
    budguinn, Jun 16, 2020
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  3. budguinn Win User
    My single System Restore Point is growing in size....How is this possible?

    As the title says, the restore point created yesterday started at 24mb......six hours later this same restore point was listed as 237mb......early this morning the same restore point was showing that it was using 430mb. The same restore point is now listed
    as taking 2.1gb.

    I have not turned the machine off, because it will delete all restore points on shutdown. It only has one restore point. I am getting the size by looking at the 'configure' button on the System Protection screen. I just checked it as I was typing this
    to make sure I gave you the right screen, and it is now at 2.92gb. It has grown .8gb in fifteen minutes.

    Can you explain how a restore point, which is a snap shot of my system at one point in time, can continually grow larger and larger?

    I never had this problem with Windows 7, only with Windows 10.

    I have asked about this before, but the support staff only reply once to a question, whether their answer cures the problem or not.

    If you want to see the previous questions that I've posted they are under my name.....somewhere on your system.

    best regards,

    bud guinn
     
    budguinn, Jun 16, 2020
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  4. jellyroll Win User

    Restore point grows

    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 (CRestore point grows :) Properties
    Disable System Protection (OFF and ON) in System Protection for OS (CRestore point grows :)
    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, Jun 16, 2020
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