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How do I remove system restore files?


when performing a file search one of the results were files such as "RG3E88FEDE.CAB. the path is C:\_Restore\archive. There are over 300 of these .cab files with 8000 KB each. Can I delete any, some, or most without jeapordizes system restore capabilities. If I can, which is the safest method to do so?

Thank you,

Tom Duval

PS, please do not make fun of my rusty wire while I am around, my rusty wire is the best I can convince my wife we can afford. But please feel free to make jokes behind my back, what I can not see or hear can only make me stronger, or something like that.


This question was answered on March 31, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This is a safe way to remove those files:

1 Click Start --> Settings --> click Control Panel.

2 Double-click System, and then click the Performance tab.

3 Click File System, and then click the Troubleshooting tab.

4 Click to select the Disable System Restore check box, click Apply, click to clear the Disable

System Restore check box, click Apply, and then click OK.

6 Restart the computer when you are prompted to do so When the computer restarts, the data store is purged and the System Restore feature begins monitoring the system again.

I hope this helps.

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Posted by Cecilia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 31, 2003