Shadow Copy Storage File issue

I noted the amt of free space on my C:\ drive drop almost 5GB ovennight.  I had not installed anything new so it seemed a mystery.  Windows did install several Critical Updates....but nothing equaling 5GB.  Knowing a restore Point was created before the Update I checked under Advanced Settings\System Protecttion....and my setting for MAX Usage is at the 4% (23.24GB) which is where I set it.  However, Current usage size is 27.34GB.  The difference certainly explains away most of the 5GB of free space I lost overnight.

I did run the Shadow Space Command from a CMD line to be sure it showed the same information, and, it did.

I thought as the space reached its Max allotted size that it would drop older restore points and not exceed the allotted Space?

Since I have the Max Usage set at 23.24GB...then how is it that the Current Usage is 27.34GB 

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Last updated March 15, 2018 Views 397 Applies to:


Use ccleaner once and clean up all the garbage then check  the space.

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