System restore point feature has been part of Windows operating system for a long time. The feature allows you to quickly restore your Windows PC to an earlier date without losing your personal files. For instance, if your PC starts acting up today, you can restore your PC to a previous date (when your PC was working well) to fix all issues under 10 minutes.
Depending on the disk space allocated to the restore point feature and number of restore points created, the system restore point feature might be consuming few hundred MBs to GBs of disk space on your PC.
If your PC is running out of free disk space, you might want to delete all or specific old restore points to free up disk space on Windows 10 PC.
Like its predecessors, Windows 10 also includes options to delete all restore points and delete all but the most recent restore point. If you want to delete individual restore points, you need to use free third-party utilities.
WARNING: While deleting restore points is safe, remember that you won’t be able to restore your PC to an earlier date. We suggest you delete all restore points only when your PC is running out of disk space.
Refer to the given below directions to figure out how to delete restore points in Windows 10.
Method 1 of 3
Delete all restore points in Windows 10
To delete individual restore points, refer to the directions in Method 3 of this article.
Step 1: Type Sysdm.cpl in the Start/taskbar search field and then press Enter to open System Properties dialog.
Step 2: Switch to the System Protection tab. In the Protection Settings section, select a drive, and then click Configure button. Please note that restore point feature is separate for all drives on your PC.
Step 3: Finally, in the Disk Space Usage section, click the Delete button. Click Continue button when you see the warning dialog to continue deleting all restore points for the selected drive.
Now, to delete restore points from all drives, please repeat step 2 and step 3 again.
NOTE: As you can see in the picture, you can reduce the disk space allocated to the system restore feature.
After deleting all restore points, we recommend you create a new restore point so that you can restore your PC to the current date if and when required.
Method 2 of 3
Delete all but the most recent restore point in Windows 10
An option in Windows 10 and earlier versions allows you to delete old restore points but keep the most recent restore point.
Please refer to our how to delete all but most recent restore point guide to delete all restore points but the keep the most recent one.
Method 3 of 3
Delete individual restore points in Windows 10
There may be times when you want to delete specific restore points rather than deleting all restore points. Although there is no provision in Windows 10 to delete select restore points, you can use third-party tools to delete specific restore points.
Restore Point Creator is a free utility designed to help Windows users to manage system restore points, including deleting individual restore points. The program is easy to use and is fully compatible with Windows 10. Download, install, run, select a restore point to delete and then click Delete Selected Restore Point button.