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Can't delete old restore points


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wright3279

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The only way I can get rid of old restore points is by turning off system restore and then back on. This just started happening. I can build up quite a few restore points but the usual method of going thru Accessories/ System tools/ Disk cleaner doesn't work any more. Any way of fixing this?
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wannabe1

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wright3279...

Actually, toggeling the System Restore off and back on is the recommended way to remove old restore points.

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heheh i didn't know there was even another way to do it.
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1. Click Start > Run > and type in: C:\windows\inf

2. Look for the file SR.INF and "right click" on it

3. Now select Install from the menu...

4. Follow the prompts, Reboot and System Restore will be ready to use. (you may be asked for the XP CD)

NB - This will remove ALL your currently saved restore points/information.
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I don't have that file: sr.inf.
Looked in hidden, everywhere. I can always delete old restore points buy turning in off and on. Thanks anyway.
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that would be surprising if the file is not there...if it is not, you have a bigger issue.

C:\windows\inf is a hidden, system folder that will not show up nuder normal circustances--you need to reveal them in Tools > folder options > View tab
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I have these 6: sr, srchasst, and srusbusd which are text files and sr.pnf, srchasst.pnf and srusbusd.pnf
No more. no sr.inf
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