How to remove all System Restore points except the most recent one

Restore points are generated by system protection features for restoring system files at the time of unmanageable system crash. However, restore points are essential to restore data in any disastrous situations but you can remove those restore points that does not contain recent updates. In fact, you can remove all restore points except the recent one to make restoration easy.

Removing restore points except the recent one

To remove all system restore points except the recent one, follow these steps:

  • Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Click Disc Cleanup

  • Now launch this utility and click More Options tab. Under which click System Restore and followed by that click Clean Up tab a message will popup –

Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?

  • Click Yes then OK. Finally another message will popup-

Are you sure you want to perform these actions?

  • Click Yes.

  • Now, all the System Restore points except the most recent one are cleaned. As a result there will be more free space in hard disk.

If in any case, you fail to restore system files using system protection, consider recovery software to recover data. Recovery software helps you to effortlessly recover data after fatal system crash.


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