Step 1:

Go to the Properties of a Drive in Windows Explorer. Go to the Shadow Copies tab. Select a Drive and click Settings

Make sure Shadow Copies is not utilizing high amount of disk space.

Attempt to delete Snapshots by lowering the “Use limit” to 300 MB.

Step 2:

To delete the Snapshots, go to a command prompt (Start > Run > CMD), type the following, and press Enter:


vssadmin delete shadowstorage /for=X: [/on=X:] [/quiet]

* X: represents a specific volume
* Deletes an existing shadow copy storage association between volumes specified
* If the /on switch is not used, all shadow copy storage associations will be deleted for the volume specified i the command

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