Windows 10: Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted

Discus and support Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I restored my Windows 10 computer from a saved System Image. After restoring, I found many folders and files that had been added to my One Drive since... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Guatdad, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Guatdad Win User

    Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted


    I restored my Windows 10 computer from a saved System Image. After restoring, I found many folders and files that had been added to my One Drive since the saved System Image was created were deleted. Fortunately, they were in the Recycle Bin. How should I have restored from a System image to prevent this from happening?

    :)
     
    Guatdad, Mar 1, 2020
    #1
  2. 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 (CRestoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted :) Properties
    Disable System Protection (OFF and ON) in System Protection for OS (CRestoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted :)
    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, Mar 1, 2020
    #2
  3. jellyroll Win User
    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    AndreTen - I have tried Disk Cleanup but unfortunately the problem entries did not go away.
    I feel certain Bree (VIP Member) has identified the correct cause of this problem as above and his adviced solution should also do the trick.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Bree - Thank you. I must admit that I did use 'Create system image' a few times in 'Backup & Restore (Windows 7)' instead of 'Backup now' and these ghost entries relate to those actions. You have rightly identified the cause of this issue.
    It is crazy that Microsoft has put two different backup options causing the issue of these ghost restore points.

    Regarding your advice on how to rectify the issue - I must add that I am not very computer savvy and feel reluctant to use Diskpart utility etc to delete 'WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache' and 'WindowsImageBackup\Catalog folders' from within 'System Volume Information' folder with command Prompt as I fear damaging the pc by making any mistakes, as I have never done this before.

    Please advice if there may be another simpler method to delete the above folders OR if you are able and have time to post a step by step instructions (with pictures if possible) on how to follow your advice. Much appreciated.
     
    jellyroll, Mar 1, 2020
    #3
  4. Bree Win User

    Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted

    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    I know of no easier way to delete them, so here are the instructions.

    A System Image restore point is describe as type 'Backup'.


    Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted [​IMG]


    First, go to Settings > Backup & Restore > Recovery and select the 'Restart now' button in Advanced Start-up.


    Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted [​IMG]


    When you get Advanced Start-up, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Command Prompt.


    Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted [​IMG]


    You will be asked to choose an administrator account and supply it's password, then the Command Prompt will open.

    Type the commands DISKPART then LIST VOL and EXIT to see a list of all drives, in this example the Windows system is on the C: drive, yours may have a different letter. Whatever the letter is, type it followed by a colon to switch to that drive, in this example I typed C:


    Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted [​IMG]


    Then use the CD (change directory) command CD System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup

    Use the DIR command to check you are in the right folder, then use DEL to delete the contents of each of the Catalog and SPPMetadataCache folders.


    Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted [​IMG]


    Youn can now close the command prompt window (or type EXIT) to restart the PC and go back to Windows.

    All System Image Restore points of type 'Backup' will now have gone.
     
    Bree, Mar 1, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted

Loading...
  1. Restoring System Image caused One Drive files to be deleted - Similar Threads - Restoring System Image

  2. No available drive for restore system image

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    No available drive for restore system image: My hard drive crashed. I bought a new one, used a bootable USB to restore a system image and got the error message. I searched online and received many options. Tried them all to no avail. I reinstalled Win 10 Pro and tried to do it again. No luck. What am I missing?...
  3. How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    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...
  4. System Restore image ?????

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    System Restore image ?????: I have just installed windows 10 home instead of the pro version which I installed by mistake then I restored my system image and everything was perfect as before !...….however on closer inspection I discovered windows 10 pro had be installed again !!!!! arrrrrrrrgh...
  5. Deleting system image file

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Deleting system image file: Hi I have read lots of advice about deleting system image files but I get blocked everytime by the message 'file is in use and cannot be deleted' and I have no idea how to get around this any suggestions please. Windows 10 user#...
  6. Delete System Image Restore Point from System Restore in Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Tutorials
    Delete System Image Restore Point from System Restore in Windows 10: How to: Delete System Image Restore Point from System Restore in Windows 10 When you System Restore. These will appear alongside the other restore points as 'type Backup' when you tick the box for 'Show more restore points' in System Restore. [img] Unlike...
  7. System Image not Restoring.

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    System Image not Restoring.: Hi guys, so i reset my Toshiba laptop to its original factory settings and it came with windows 10 home. Then i had to clean install the windows on my laptop again because i was having some trouble with the touchpad drivers, so i wiped C. drive fully and installed window 10...
  8. System Image or Backup and Restore Files in Win10

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    System Image or Backup and Restore Files in Win10: Hi, A few days ago I discovered I had some corruptive files preventing me from Updating successfully. So, after much hair-pulling I did a Windows 10 reinstall via a USB Flash Drive while Windows was running and it was successful thanks to some talented folks on this forum....
  9. Restore System Image

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    Restore System Image: I familiar with restoring a back up image from an external USB HD. My question is, what is the correct procedure for restoring a system image from an incremental or differential back up image. Would I restore the first saved image and then the last incremental or differential...
  10. system restore and imaging.

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    system restore and imaging.: Hello I have a one T external drive I image to and it recently showed that 2 - 23 or 30 GB images were filling the drive. A friend, using Treesize, explained that this is due to the restore points taking up space. I changed the scale from 2% to 1 and then created one point....