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System Restore can take up a lot of room on a hard drive. I have a better recommendation than trying to move the restore points.
I installed a Solid State drive on my computer and regulated its hard drive to secondary storage. Of course, the SSD drive is a lot smaller so I'm trying to push non-essentials to secondary storage. Is there any way to force Windows to store restore points on a different drive than the system drive.
In this excerpt from Answercast #25, I look at moving restore points and why I wouldn't bother.
In short, I'm going to say no.
There may be a registry hack that I'm unaware of. I know that there is no user interface defined that would allow you to do that.
However, because I dislike System Restore so much, I'm going to recommend, strongly, that you take a different approach completely.
Instead, use a backup program to take appropriate, periodic backups of your machine. Having done so, you can place those backups wherever you want; be it on secondary storage, an external drive, or anywhere.
As a side effect, by turning off System Restore, you'll have freed up all that disk space on your Solid State Drive that System Restore would otherwise be taking up.
So, my serious and strong recommendation is that you consider dumping System
Restore. It's just too unreliable in my experience. Move to something that
gives you significantly more control over your machine and where the data gets
stored, such as a backup program.
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