Disabling System Restore

  Gordon Comstock 20:35 28 May 2004

I've just disabled System Restore on my WinMe system.

On rebooting I've gained an extra 3Gb of HD space!

I have used System Restore in the past and it has never fixed any problem I was encountering.

I went to use it yesterday and there were no Restore Points. Useless!

The _Restore folder was huge on right clicking but inside the folder were only 4 items, a few hundred kb in size. On looking at it with Directory Snoop there was a Temp folder, invisible in Windows, that contained huge files with a .cpy extension.

As I've always found SR useless and just clawed back 3GB can anyone see any problem in disabling it?

Is System Restore any use?

  SANTOS7 20:46 28 May 2004

click here as for you having no restore points they are all deleted along with any trojans that tend to hide in your volume info folders the link might give you a better insight to what restore realy does

  SANTOS7 20:47 28 May 2004

sorry, they are all deleted when you disable restore and reboot

  GaT7 21:14 28 May 2004

about System restore in Win ME - click here &
click here. May help you to decide whether it's worth it &, if it's not working properly, to t'shoot problems. Good luck, G

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