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Anyone figured out the disappearing restore points problem

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    Go back and check after a while and see if it's gone up. At the n.nn Gigabyte resolution, it doesn't change as fast as at the Megabyte resolution.

    I just got off the phone with Microsoft tech support. The guy thought it might be growing due to some activity by my Norton A/V. He said that they don't recommend adding any 3rd party A/V to Windows 8, because the Windows Defender that's build in does the job. He said they've been experiencing problems when 3rd part A/Vs are installed. I don't know if that was BS or not, but I uninstalled Norton, and turned on Windows Defender. I guess it's better if the A/V and the OS come from the same company. The right and doesn't always know what the left hand is doing, but at least the right and left hands will be on the same body now I created a restore point before and after uninstalling Norton, so now I have 5. My Current Usage is not 4.15 GB. We'll see what happens.

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    Interesting. On your theory, FWIW, see System Restore. I have not been able to find the actual folder in which "restore points" are stored in Win8. Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Interesting. On your theory, FWIW, see System Restore. I have not been able to find the actual folder in which "restore points" are stored in Win8. Any thoughts?
    I can't find it either. I think I read that it's in a hidden folder called System Volume Information, but I can't find it.

    BTW, uninstalling Norton didn't seen to help the Current Usage growth. It's at 4.99 GB now.
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    They aren't folders. They are volumes.

    You can have look at and copy out the contents with ShadowExplorer.com - About
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Interesting. On your theory, FWIW, see System Restore. I have not been able to find the actual folder in which "restore points" are stored in Win8. Any thoughts?
    I can't find it either. I think I read that it's in a hidden folder called System Volume Information, but I can't find it.

    BTW, uninstalling Norton didn't seen to help the Current Usage growth. It's at 4.99 GB now.
    I couldn't find system volume information either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    They aren't folders. They are volumes.

    You can have look at and copy out the contents with ShadowExplorer.com - About
    Thanks, and for the link. Do you think the usage values given in configure (system restore) are reliable? You say "copy out." Not sure what you mean. Copy and paste?
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    Use shadow explorer program.

    It shows the copies and what is in them. rt click a file/folder and export ( same as copy )
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    Got it thanks.
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    znod - Were you able to download shadow explorer? I can't get the web site. I times out on me.
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