Deleting or Archiving Restore Points

  DocP 10:43 04 May 07

XP Restore is a useful facility, but the rules are a little harsh, in that if you turn off Restore you lose all previous restore data. Furthermore, the restore data occupies a lot of disk space, and there are occasions when you know for sure that certain restore point data are corrupt/infected.

I would like to be able to:

1. Selectively delete known(suspect)Restore Points

2. Archive to CD a known (clean) restore point.

Is either of these possible or sensible?

I can gain access to the data under DOS (using NTFS for DOS) - but believe I can do the same from within XP by enabling Folder Sharing - but don't know how to do this.

I know I can turn off restore, re-boot and then write a new restore point. However, it's impossible to be CERTAIN that my machine is clean at any point in time; the best I can do is to be almost certain!

Any ideas/advice?


  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:47 04 May 07

If you are concerned about restore points the best way is to buy an external HD and Acronis true image. You will be able to exactly ghost your system onto an external drive and you can set for incremental updates. This will do all you need for around £65 all in. It is a much more sensible option as well..


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