02-25-2008 10:43 AM
03-20-2008 12:31 AM
03-20-2008 07:52 AM
03-21-2008 08:56 AM
Haven't tried this but it sounds promising:
RRUtil.exe > "RRUtil.exe is an administrator tool which can be used to customize parts of the Rescue and Recovery PreDesktop Area"
Alternatively*, you can delete the hidden system folder C:\RRBackups in Safe mode, but do rebuild another backup after this...
Boot into Safe Mode,
then in the Windows explorer,
go to Tools>Folder Options>View.
Select "Show hidden files and folders.
Deselect "Hide protected operating system files"
Apply. Delete contents of C:\RRBackups
* I had 70% of my 160GB hard drive utilised by the R&R backups, so I deleted all my backups instead.
*I have to do a backup now...
03-29-2008 12:57 PM
09-09-2008 08:49 AM
Can you tell me what other files are kept in the RRbackups folder? I use the Client Security Solution for managing my passwords. There are no backups (that I know of) in the RRbackups folder; I do complete backups using R&R 4.2 to a bootable external harddrive. I have restore CDs if I ever wish to restore my system back to factory state.
Can I safely remove the RRbackups folder without doing damage to my Client Security Solution password data? R&R indicates there are no backups on my local harddrive.
11-27-2009 01:53 AM
This thread has been long dead, but I stumbled across it looking for help on this issue so I'll add my two cents:
I recently installed Windows 7 on my tablet and this resulted in a huge chunk of my hard drive being 'lost' to rescue and restore recovery files.
All disk analysis techniques were showing a 30GB+ chunk of space that was ‘unknown’ or ‘inaccessible’ (not all of which was for the restores but I was fairly certain they constituted most of it).
After reinstalling R&R, it reported 'no restores found' so I couldn't think of any action to take beyond reveling and deleting the RRBackups folder. Since this is a clean-ish windows install (installing 7 keeps most of the junk on your hard drive, just shoves your old windows and program files stuff into a windows.old folder, but in terms of registry and that sort of thing its a clean-slate) I don't think there will be any repercussions with deleting the old restore files, and I haven't seen any yet.
Hope this helps anyone in a similar bind.
11-27-2009 03:38 AM - edited 11-27-2009 03:54 AM
Yesterday evening i have just a similar problem.
Previously XP pro is installed as default (C:\). In last monthes I have already many backups on an external USB-HD. So I have installed Windows 7 on a new partition (D:\). In XP I created a backup on the USB HD, with the option "including driver D:\" checked.
Because the backup with Windows 7 is corrupt due to some unknown reason, I could not recover from it. Finally I recovered the system from the second last backup, i.e. without windows 7.
Thus I don't need the very last backup, which has also taken much HD space away. I would really like to delete it.
But as I entered preboot ThinkVantage Technology Space to delete the last backup, I saw no files there. Because only a list of local backups might been displayed, but I have not saved my backups locally. The external USB-HD, which holds all my backups, is not even displayed there.
Can any one help me?
Thanks in advance!
11-27-2009 05:33 AM
I 've googled out some stuffs:
Some one said:
"My problem is the older backup files which are on a different external disk. That older backup was made by the previous version of R&R. I would like to delete those superseded backup files. Unfortunately, the current R&R version doesn't even see the older backup files, so I can't use the R&R built-in delete backups function."
It is interesting, a version of R&R cannot recognize the backups made with a different (early or later) version, especially as the backups reside on an external drive.
I hope some one from lenovo explain us this phenom and present any solution.
A nice weekend!