Resizing System Restore

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Jonep | Discussion: Windows Vista

I am trying to change the size of the System Restore. but when I run CMD.exe as administrator the prompt says:

C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes>

how can I change this to be able run the command Vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage and change the size of System Restore.

Vaeyrik
Reply #1 Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:18 PM

Doesn't matter where you begin at the command prompt, vssadmin would run under c:\dogpoop\idontlikeit for all it cares.  lol

To give you piece of mind though, type in   CD\    at the command prompt and that will start you off right at the root   C:\  ..

If you need help using the switches with vssadmin, you can google it to get really in depth information about it.  If you don't feel comfy with that, reply here and I'll personally walk you through vssadmin commands if you so desire. 

 

-Chris Corbin
MCDST:XP, MCTS: Vista, MCITP:EST: Vista

highlander
Reply #2 Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:19 PM

I believe you just need to do a CD\ at the prompt. You must have been at that path at some point.

 

ThePhantasma
Reply #3 Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:32 PM

highlander
I believe you just need to do a CD\ at the prompt. You must have been at that path at some point.

 

 

I agree, btw here is good article, how to do it - by My Digital Life:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/06/26/how-to-change-and-limit-system-restore-storage-space-usage-size-in-vista-with-vssadmin/

Jonep
Reply #4 Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:56 PM

Thanks guys I knew it was something simple, I think I remember learning that CD\ at school many moons ago. I have now succesfully resized my system restore

Lantec
Reply #5 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:16 AM

Thanks guys I knew it was something simple, I think I remember learning that CD\ at school many moons ago.

See what Windows has done to our children..........

Vaeyrik
Reply #6 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:03 PM

See what Windows has done to our children..........

 

Ain't that the truth..  How soon we all forget the days of one of the best things ever..  DOS 6.22   Lol.

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