Old XP System Restore Points in Vista

By anthony_jane_wk ·
I have upgraded from XP Home to Vista Ultimate. I now have old XP Home system restore files (about 11GB on a 40GB disc) that I cannot remove. Any help would be appreciated.

1. I have permission to view the files
2. I have run the cacls commands as posted all over the net
3. I have turned off system restore in vista and then turned it back on again
4. I have tried just deleting the files
5. I have tried the "Disk Clean Up" remove old restore points. Vista doesnt seem to recognise the old restore points.



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cygwin to the rescue

by tim.mcgovern In reply to Old XP System Restore Poi ...

If you have cygwin installed, try:
/bin/rm -Rf RP*
while in the "System Volume Information/_restore{WHATEVER}"

This work for me, but I turn offed vista user access control protection stuff off a while ago though.

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