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volume snapshots in vista

Posted on 2007-07-20
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Last Modified: 2009-05-26
when i try to shrink the C: drive using windows disk management tool, i get a message box saying "size of available shrink space can be restricted if snapshots or pagefiles are enabled on the volume". i was able to shrink it from 140GB to 75GB but now it says available shrink is 0. i turned off the pagefile and the C: volume has 50GB of free space.  

what are snapshots and can they be disabled?

the machine is a new laptop, 2GB ram, T7300 intel running vista home premium
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Snapshots are Volume Shadow Copies which enable previosu versions of files to be recovered. This feature was intoduced with Sever 2003 to allow users to go back to a previous version of a file that was accidently changed or deleted without the need to restore from backup.

This feature has been added to Vista and incorporated as part of the 'System  Restore'
 If you want to diable it see http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/07/01/disable-and-turn-off-system-restore-shadow-copy-in-windows-vista/

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