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Windows ME Disable System Restore Problem

Posted on 2003-03-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28

I've diabled my system restore fine and restarted the computer. But it hasn't deleted any of the files???? It also won't allow to change the size of the system restore file space (which is why I decided to disable it instead. Does anyone know what's going on?? My computer is drowning in useless files!

Thanks for any help you can give.
Question by:AliceS
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disableing the system restore won't delete the files, you have to do that manually
and if disabled, then you can't change the size, you hav to enable it, change the size, then disable it
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Greetings, AliceS,

How did you disable System Restore? Did you disable it in the registry? This method will not delete the _Restore files. Put the registry back and disable System Restore the official way.

From Control Panel, select System > Performance > File System > Troubleshooting. Click on the radial button next to Disable System Restore. Click OK, OK. Reboot your computer. The _Restore files should be gone.

Best wishes, war1
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Disable  >re enable and then alter the slider.
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drcspy earned 225 total points
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sramesh has it correct........according to MS you need to disable the system restore then BEFORE rebooting you REenable system restore........then when you reboot you will find only ONE file in there that has been created when you booted......

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check this question I've previously answered it may offer you some more info


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Thanks for all the replies. I was doing the right things, just in the wrong order! My computer is fine now! Thanks again to everyone!

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