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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2010, 04:09:18 PM »
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Great.  What I want to do is as Zyndstoff showed me with his XP. That is, to keep the System Restore Point  file sizes down by the automatic removal of the old ones. There should be a Configure button. Zyndstoff has set his to 5% so that there would be no more than (in his case) 3.41 GB of SRP files on his system at any one time.

This Configure button is there somewhere, because I found it accidentally some time ago!!

If you could direct me to it I would be most grateful..
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2010, 04:52:53 PM »
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This is for XP but Vista should be somewhat similar.

Go to ...

Start  >  Programs  >  Accessories  >  System Tools  >  System Restore  >  System Restore Settings @ bottom left  >  select the drive (most likely C:) by clicking once if not already preselected  >  click Settings  >  move the slider to the desired %  >  click OK

... see the image below.


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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2010, 05:24:29 PM »
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thanks for that. Yes I know and you would have thought it possible on VISTA. I tried a parallel route but it does not get me to that slider!

Please if there is anyone out there who knows VISTA please let me know.

Thanks to Zunstoff using the XP screen shots, I did solve my original problem - so I suppose I will have to do so again, until I can find that slider!
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2010, 05:29:05 PM »
bist du mit adminrechten angemeldet?
falls nein, kann es sein, daß du einige systemrelevanten einstellungen nicht vornehmen kannst.
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2010, 05:32:40 PM »
It's Win7 screenshots by the way. I skipped Vista! Clever me, eh?  ;D
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2010, 07:34:26 PM »
bist du mit adminrechten angemeldet?
falls nein, kann es sein, daß du einige systemrelevanten einstellungen nicht vornehmen kannst.
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Well yes, ueberspringen usw.  but this is VISTA that I am talking about.

Zyndstoff - I am have heard that Win7 is not that wonderful either.
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2010, 07:54:55 PM »
@HPY: I am giving you two links. Go through this
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=243
http://www.watchingthenet.com/how-to-reduce-disk-space-used-by-windows-vista-system-restore.html
second one is more valuable in your case....
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2010, 07:55:56 PM »
I have no complaints about Win7 whatsoever. It's Pro x64 and just about everything runs flawlessly and smooth.

So, in my experience, it's a great system.
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2010, 08:07:24 PM »
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2010, 08:24:13 PM »
@HPY: I am giving you two links. Go through this
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=243
http://www.watchingthenet.com/how-to-reduce-disk-space-used-by-windows-vista-system-restore.html
second one is more valuable in your case....

Thank you, I will.

Hi sg09

I looked into the second link which recognises the same problem with Vista - there is no "slider" for reducing the percentage usage as there is with XP and 7.

The "vssadmin list shadowstorage" solution looks too risky for me so i will have to stay with Zyndstoff's - if only because I now know how to do it quickly if needed.

Thanks all.
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2010, 08:54:13 PM »
@HPY: I am giving you two links. Go through this
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=243
http://www.watchingthenet.com/how-to-reduce-disk-space-used-by-windows-vista-system-restore.html
second one is more valuable in your case....

Thank you, I will.

Hi sg09

I looked into the second link which recognises the same problem with Vista - there is no "slider" for reducing the percentage usage as there is with XP and 7.

The "vssadmin list shadowstorage" solution looks too risky for me so i will have to stay with Zyndstoff's - if only because I now know how to do it quickly if needed.

Thanks all.
That is not risky if you follow it properly and It will reduce the space taken during system backup. Yes all the system restore points will be cleared by this... that's a problem though....
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Re: Problem with Defraggler
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2010, 09:25:22 PM »
I agree. No risk at all.
Just follow instructions and reduce to 1/3 of the current, actual shown size (=5%).
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