How to Delete System Restore Points in Windows 10

Whenever you install a Windows update or a new device driver, a Windows 10 system automatically creates a restore point. This helps you to undo the system changes and go back to a previous system state if the Windows 10 becomes unsteady.


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However, it’s better to have not many system restore points as more than one restore point can eat up a lot of your disk space. So, if your PC is functioning well, it does not make sense to keep many restore points. So, how do you remove more than one system restore points in Windows 10? Here’s how you can.

Method 1: How to Delete More Than One System Restore Points in Windows 10 Using System Protection

Step 1: Press Windows key + R together on the keyboard to open the Run box, type SystemPropetiesProtection in the box, and hit Enter.

 

Press Win + R To Open Run, Type Systempropertiesprotection, And Hit Enter

 

Step 2: Under the Protection tab in the System Properties window, select the drive from where you want to delete the system restore points from and click on the Configure button.

 

Under The Protection Tab, Select The Desired Drive, And Click On The Configure Buton

 


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Step 3: In the next window click on the Delete button. Click Continue in the prompt that appears next to confirm the removal of the system restore points.

 

In The Next Dialog Box, Click On The Delete Button

 

Method 2: How to Delete More Than One System Restore Points in Windows 10 using Disk Cleanup

Step 1:  Press Windows key + R key together to open run.

Step 2: – Write cleanmgr in it.

Step 3 – Click OK.

 

Cleanmgr

 

Step 4: It opens up the Disk Cleanup window. Click on the Clean up system files button.

 

In The Disk Cleanup Window, Click On Cleanup System Files

 

Step 5: In the next window, you will see a new tab, More Options. Click on this tab and under System Restore and Shadow Copies option, click on the Clean up button.

 

In The Next Window, Under More Options, Click On Cleanup Under Ystem Restore And Shadow Copies

 

Step 6: It will open up a confirmation prompt. Click the Delete button on this prompt and all your Windows 10 system restore points are deleted except the most current ones.

 

In The Prompt, Click On The Delete Button To Confirm

 

Method 3: How to Delete Individual Restore Points in Windows 10 Using Command Prompt

Step 1: Click on Windows icon, type Command Prompt in the search box, right-click on the result, and click on Run as Administrator to open the Command Prompt with administrative rights.

 

Click Windows Icon, Type Command Prompt, Right Click And Click On Run As Administrator

 

Step 2: Enter the below command and hit Enter to pull up the list of all system restore points created for all the drives on your system.

vssadmin list shadows

Watch for the creation date and Shadow Copy ID for individual system restore points.


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Enter The Command, hit Enter, And Watch The Creation Time And Shadow Copy Id

 

Step 3: Now, to delete any system restore point, execute the below command and hit Enter.

vssadmin delete shadows /Shadow={shadow copy ID}

Enter Y for Yes to confirm and the shadow copy for that specific system restore point is deleted.

 

Execute The Coomand To Delete Each System Restore Point And Enter Y To Confirm

 

*Note: To delete all the system restore points instead, enter the below command and hit Enter.

vssadmin delete shadows /all

That’s it, and you are done!

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