Windows 7 System Restore – Why It Takes Up More Space Over Time

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Does anyone know the reason for System Restore taking up more drive space after only a few days? I'm not making any new restore points but it still seems to increase in size.

For example, I make a restore point that's like 600 MB in size; when I check back in a few days, the used disk space from restore points has increased to 25 GB.

What is going on here? I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Best Answer

What your seeing is space being taken up by both "Restore Points" and "Previous Versions" of files - both of which are stored in the same folder.

"Previous Version" file copies get made regularly by default in Win7.

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