I was wondering if I install programs in both C:\ drive and D:\ drive, are there separate system restore points for each disk?

For example if I run cleanmgr.exe I can select either C:\ or D:\ drive:

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Beyond that, I have two different screens which allow me to clean up system restore and shadow copies.

One for C:\:

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and one forD:\:

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Is it true that one is cleaning up the shadow copies of C: while the other is cleaning up the shadow copies of D:,

Or is it true that they are pointing to the same thing?


Shadow Copies are specific to the volume they were created on, if created manually. When used as a System Restore backend, though, all copies created at the same time are tied to a single "restore point" and are removed together.

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  • If I did a manual system restore on C:, then do a manual system restore on D:, then delete "all but the last" system restore (as in the last screenshot above). Are the system restores on `C:` gone ? – Pacerier Oct 16 '11 at 14:41
  • @Pacerier: The system restore on D isn't a system restore, but a backup of only files changed on D. – surfasb Oct 16 '11 at 18:36
  • @surfasb ic, so the concept of system restore is only available for drives that hold the Windows directory? – Pacerier Oct 18 '11 at 2:42
  • @Pacerier: The other drives merely get "regular" backups. – surfasb Oct 18 '11 at 3:12

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