I don’t know what I would have done without the System Restore functionality in Windows. Curl up in a corner and cry perhaps? It is a well-known fact that Windows will on occasion be messed up – even after an Update-Thursday (the day most updates roll out from Microsoft).
If you never had to used it (I’m not quite sure I believe you) or you rarely do, the old (and unused) Restore Points will undoubtedly take up a lot of hard-Drive space. If you are on Windows 7, you may have discovered that Windows on occasion deletes the old Restore Points Automatically so you really don’t need to worry much about it. If you use an older Windows – chances are that your Restore Points are piling up on you.
So How do you easily remove the old Restore Points, yet – keep the new ?
Clean Up Restore Points using the Clean manager
- Click the Start-Button and type:
CleanMgr, Press Enter.
- Choose your main Hard-Drive (the one where your Restore Points are stored – usually C:)
Let Clean Manager Search through your system for deletable files.
- When Clean Manager is done Calculating, click on the More Options tab
- Click The Clean Up button found under “System Restore and Shadow Copies”, to remove all but the most recent restore point.
Only use this feature if you are certain that you won’t be needing the old Restore Points. Once gone, you cannot have them back. Unless you run a System Restore that is…