I have occupied 25 gb space of c drive for system resore point. and system automatically created 5 restore point and delete privous resore points. but i want to keep very 1st resore point and last 4 i dont't want. but windows don't allow to remove individual resore point. it only give option to delete every created resore point. Is it any ways to delete specific resore point?

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    You should not attempt to delete System Restore points, there is no interface, to delete select restore points. – Ramhound Jul 31 '15 at 11:26
  • What problem are you trying to solve by only keeping the first restoration point? – Ramhound Jul 31 '15 at 11:52
  • Why don't we wait for the author to response instead of assuming? – Ramhound Jul 31 '15 at 11:54
  • Do you need a kind of "deep freeze" to restore your machine at specific time? What you are asking can work with this programs that create a image of you system that you can reverse to it anytime. I needed this too, but seems that windows restore can't do it – emirjonb Jul 31 '15 at 12:19
  • i want this feature because very 1st and last restore points are important because it contains ipmportant states of system. where as intermideate are useless – Akshay Pethani Jul 31 '15 at 12:48

You can use newer version of Ccleaner. In this you can delete individual restore points.

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Use C:\Windows\System32\vssadmin.exe it's self documenting: vssadmin /?

List your restore points: vssadmin list shadows

In the list note the Shadow Copy ID for the restore point you want to delete: Shadow Copy ID: {aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee}

Delete the restore point: vssadmin delete shadows /shadow={aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee}

If you only want to delete the oldest one: vssadmin delete shadows /for=C: /oldest

In your case you'd have to manually delete them by the id in order to leave the oldest intact. I don't know if vssadmin is available on all versions of Windows but at least on Pro versions.

Warning: also backups made with Windows backup and possibly other programs are created as shadow copies. I don't know what happens if you delete such.

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To Delete all system restore points but keep the most recent one - do the following:

  1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.

  2. If prompted, select the drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

  3. In the Disk Cleanup for (drive letter) dialog box, click Clean up system files. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  4. If prompted, select the drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

  5. Click the More Options tab, under System Restore and Shadow Copies, click Clean up.

  6. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, click Delete.

  7. Click Delete Files, and then click OK.

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    but i want to keep the 1st resore point that i created 1st and only want to keep 1st and if possible last resotre point and want to delete intermediate restore points. – Akshay Pethani Jul 31 '15 at 11:38
  • @AkshayPethani You cannot delete an individual restore point, but you can either delete all restore points or all but the most recent restore point. from windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/… – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jul 31 '15 at 11:40
  • I have edited my answer. You can only keep the last one or delete all of them. You cannot keep the first one. @AkshayPethani – zain.ali Jul 31 '15 at 11:40
  • So basically what the author actually wants isn't possible, but what is possible, is getting rid of every restoration point then creating a new restoration point after words. I suppose the understanding the reason the author only wants the first restoration will determine if this answer is helpful. – Ramhound Jul 31 '15 at 11:51

Am i missing something? What the OP wants is indeed possible. The Answer of Kilves76 is really good but just a taste of what you can do, with care and clear thought.

Go here:

The site says it's for IT professionals, which is why i mentioned "clear thought". But what i found is clear enough to make me go to DOS by running COMMAND.exe as administrator and issue the command

 vssadmin /?

to get Help, which gives a list of 7 commands. Then similarly get help with each of the commands by adding "/?" after each.

Take notes by copying all the help info into a text file, read, and say, "That's easy enough" and have at it carefully. Or say, "Uhhhh-uhuhh" and get the heck out of there!

(I can almost see an outline of a batch file to make mass deletions easier. But i always think that and usually find implementation a large pain or exercise in futility.)

EDIT A few days ago I said that I may post my notes. Here they are:

Words inside < and > represent specific values or names. Specifically:
<vol> represents a specific drive involved in a shadow copy.
<id> represents a system-generated ID for a particular shadow copy.
<id> is found via VSSADMIN LIST SHADOWS and must be in this format:
Commands are not case-sensitive.
Commands that list info show only partial actual output to save space.

VSSADMIN LIST VOLUMES (shows info about each drive)
        Volume path: C:\
        Volume name: \\?\Volume{e3643db8-f57f-11e0-993f-806e6f6e6963}\

         Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 301.656 GB (50%)
         Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 301.894 GB (50%)
         Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 350.579 GB (58%)

VSSADMIN LIST SHADOWS (where to find IDs of shadow copies to delete )
    Shadow Copy ID: {01d07f39-a55b-4854-88dc-b77fcbebf597}

VSSADMIN DELETE SHADOWS [optional parameters]
    Deletes matching shadow copies for the named volume. 

    There are three usages of this command:
      -To delete ONLY the oldest shadow copy on <vol>, use:
                   VSSADMIN DELETE SHADOWS /FOR=<vol> /OLDEST 

      -To delete a specific shadow copy via its ID, use:
                   VSSADMIN DELETE SHADOWS /SHADOW=<id> 
          E.g.:    VSSADMIN DELETE SHADOWS /SHADOW={12345678-1234-1234-1234-1234567890ab} 

      -To delete ALL shadow copies on ALL accessible volumes, use:    

Other commands (read about them and more at the link at the top of this Answer): VSSADMIN LIST PROVIDERS and VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS

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