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    How do I remove items from the restore point list in Backup and Restore

    The restore points themselves are already gone.

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    Hello gene.
    Seems to me like you have not set up the protection doodad. It has to be reached in a non-logical path, go to Control Panel -> System then click on the tab "Protection". Make sure that you see your HD as being turned ON for protection. then go down the dialogue a little and "Create a point" now. Then get back here. Have a great day. Jean.

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    Gene,

    You may want to check out the official Microsoft article on the subject. HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Gene,

    You may want to check out the official Microsoft article on the subject. HTH
    That article deals with system Restore. I believe the OP is looking to delete Windows Backup restore file pointers to files that no longer exist. I don't use Windows backup but I found this from http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r262...ove-backup-job

    I think you need to be an Admin to do this.
    Try this
    1.Choose Start, Control Panel. Under the System and Security heading, click the Back Up Your Computer link
    2.Click the Change Settings link
    3.Click the View Backups button.
    4.If you want to delete a backup, click it once and then click Delete
    5.Click Close and then click X to close the Backup and Restore Center.

    Jerry

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    The advice given so far addresses the issue of the restore points themselves not the issue of deleting a restore point from the list of restore points displayed in Backup and Restore. The restore points themselves are already gone.

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    Hello, gene.
    I am trying to follow your trend here in this request. There is a way to delete points but not elective, they all go in one swoop if you elect Delete ! Hit the Win-K + Q, then in the type-in dialogue, type Restore. Hit the second from the top, Restore. Then click System Protection -> Configure then hit Delete. You might want to have a look first at what you are deleting by going to System Restore in that dialogue. Make sure, as a precaution, to then do a fresh Point as you would have nothing to fall back on, if needed, after you delete them all, I say again, they all go in one swoop. I read back on your message that says that the points are all gone, somebody used the "swoop" method already ! There might be a DOS way to get into the folder where these points are saved, totally beyond my capacity. JP.

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    Hi,

    Use the excellent System Restore Explorer. It's fast and free.

    Before:
    Capture1.PNG

    After deleting 2 Restore Points:
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    Hope this helps...

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