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    Hi -

    Is there a way to delete all but say the last 2-3 system restores? Thank you

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    [quote name='acerfmayer' post='783784' date='09-Jul-2009 10:04']Is there a way to delete all but say the last 2-3 system restores? Thank you[/quote]

    If you are looking for a way to permanently use less space for System Restores - right click My Computer, select Properties | System restore | Settings. Adjust the slider to the amount of storage you wish to allow for System restore and OK your way out.

    The amount of space you'd need for 2-3 restore points varys by system. If you know how many you have now you can try some artihmetic to guess at what 2-3 would take. I recommend you leave a fair amount of "slop" in your calculations.

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    Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup, More Options tab, has a button to delete all but the most recent restore point.

    The free utility CCleaner lets you delete restore points selectively.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='783792' date='09-Jul-2009 11:17']Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup, More Options tab, has a button to delete all but the most recent restore point.

    The free utility CCleaner lets you delete restore points selectively.[/quote]

    Thanks, Hans. I wanted at least 2 restore points so Disk Cleanup wasn't for me as it deletes all but last point.

    I cannot find where in CCleaner the option is for restore points. Can you point me to the appropriate tab. Thank you.

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    Activate the Tools tab, then click System Restore.
    You can select restore points (except for the most recent one) the same way you select files in Windows Explorer.
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    [quote name='HansV' post='783796' date='09-Jul-2009 11:48']Activate the Tools tab, then click System Restore.
    You can select restore points (except for the most recent one) the same way you select files in Windows Explorer.[/quote]

    Thank you, Hans. The reason I couldn't find that option is that I was running an older version of Ccleaner and had only the options of Uninstall and Startup under Tools.

    Thanks to you, am up-to-date.

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    With utilities like these, it's worthwhile to keep up-to-date: new features are added frequently. You can now set CCleaner to check whether there's a new version when you start it (in Options > Settings). And updates are usually announced in our Other Software Applications forum.

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