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See the screenshot, looks like the system volume is using 1TB of data or there abouts, how do I reclaim this space? 

 

 

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Do a Disk Management instead which is a right click computer and choose manage if you are using Windows 7 and just right click Start button and choose Disk management if using Windows 8+

Defragment apps? People still use those? :blink: Windows automatically defrags now so no need for those anymore really.
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That folder is where system restore points are kept. If you search for "View advanced system settings" you can find the configuration options on the "System Protection" tab of that control panel. Under "Configure" there is an option to either delete all restore points on that volume, turn it on or off, and change the amount of space allocated for the folder.

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That folder is where system restore points are kept. If you search for "View advanced system settings" you can find the configuration options on the "System Protection" tab of that control panel. Under "Configure" there is an option to either delete all restore points on that volume, turn it on or off, and change the amount of space allocated for the folder.

 

I'd already turned off the restore points but forgot to clear the previous restore points. Much appreciated! 

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Sorry but is C not your system partition?

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Sorry but is C not your system partition?


It's a solid-state drive.

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sorry I didn't mean partition, I mean drive, but he said his system drive was using 1TB when its clearly not, the only drive using 1TB is E: which looks like a backup drive (due to the name)

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He said "System Volume" but I inferred he was referring to "System Volume Information" by the image. :)

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C: is my SSD 120GB

D: is my data drive 4TB (with the now recovered 1TB of checkpoints DERRR!)

E: same as D:\ but on a 4TB USB

 

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Do a Disk Management instead which is a right click computer and choose manage if you are using Windows 7 and just right click Start button and choose Disk management if using Windows 8+

Defragment apps? People still use those? :blink: Windows automatically defrags now so no need for those anymore really.

 

I was aware that SDD are automatically looked after by Windows, but I must admit that I didnt know Windows automatically defrags conventional disks, when did that start happening? 

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I was aware that SDD are automatically looked after by Windows, but I must admit that I didnt know Windows automatically defrags conventional disks, when did that start happening? 

In Windows Vista.  IIRC it still only does it on a schedule on the off chance your comp is actually on when the schedule runs, so I like to do mine manually.

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"only does it on a schedule on the off chance your comp is actually on when the schedule runs"

No that is not the case - unless you have modified the default task, by default it will start asap if task is missed..

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"only does it on a schedule on the off chance your comp is actually on when the schedule runs"

No that is not the case - unless you have modified the default task, by default it will start asap if task is missed..

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Quite odd that I still have to do it manually then...and I've been using every OS since XP from launch.

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You don't -- you just want too.

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You don't -- you just want too.

Doesn't explain why I commonly saw fragmentation over 10% when I used hard drives (now I don't except for stuff I don't really need performing well, so not an issue.)

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Dude the task has criteria on it, if your machine does not meet that criteria then it wouldn't run. Vs running it manually, adjust the settings on the task, like when it runs to a time more likely for your machine to be on. Schedule it to run more often. By default your machine has to be idle for at min 3 mins, for all we know infected with something on your machine sending out spam, so its never idle ;) Also does not run if on battery, is this a laptop?

As to 10% -- when was the last time it showed that defrag ran? Maybe you just do a lot of stuff on that drive since last week, etc.

The point it the task is designed to run in the background, be it your machine is on when it is scheduled to run or not. It has been this was since vista. 99.999% of the people should have not issues with this and never have to look at defrag.

Maybe your one of those people that like to tweak and have your task schedule service off?

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By default your machine has to be idle for at min 3 mins

That is all you need to know.  I shut off my machine when I'm not using it.

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To be honest its not good to shut and start your machine a million times a day..

I could not be bothered with waiting for it to start, even if only 20 seconds.

If your machine is never idle for 3 minutes, then no the background task is not going to have time to run. And is that MS problem?

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