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Where are System Restore points in win7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by pebbles1, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. pebbles1

    pebbles1 Thread Starter

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    When I had XP,there was a separate folder containing System Restore Points. Has win 7 Home Premium got anthing similar? If so where do I find it?...........pebbles1
     
  2. Cheeseball81

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    They are usually stored in a hidden folder called System Volume Information on the root of the C drive.
     
  3. astraspirit

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    im a newbie to this but I found that if you press f8 on boot up then you can get into safe mode & system restore is easy from there
     
  4. Elvandil

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    They are invisible to users in Windows 7. They are shadow copies of the files on the drive. They can be accessed through System Restore or the Previous Versions properties pages (in the upper levels of 7 versions - they are created in all versions but not accessible in all). Shadow copies of the registry exist, also.

    System Restore does not require Safe Mode.
     
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    Why do you need to know the location for?
     
  6. shahfaisal24

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    restore point files are stored in a hidden folder named System Volume Information on the root of C: drive
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Really? Can you see them (if you have Vista, 7, or 8)?
     
  8. shahfaisal24

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    We cant see them. They can be only accessed via system restore.
     
  9. pebbles1

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    Thank you,I'll have a look..........Pebbles1
     
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    Because I expected a fairly long list of points I could go back to in System Restore but it only shows one, and that was yesterday..........Pebbles1
     
  11. shahfaisal24

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    The reoson for the earlier restore points not showing up, if any are:
    > Points older than 3 months are deleted
    > Points are deleted if there is not enough space. An older point is deleted to make room for a new point
    > Also dual booting this can be the cause for missing restore points.
    >Usually, the cause is your software that is deleting the points, defrag will delete points, some antivirus software or maintenance programs.

    Have you run disk clean-up, Ccleaner or alike or and 3rd party defraggers? All can be culprits of missing earlier restore points.
     
  12. Elvandil

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    Restore Points may be deleted by some updates as well if the changes they cause are irreversible.
     
  13. astraspirit

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    try pressing f8 on boot up then go to safe mode. you can do a system restore from there you may see more restore points (or may not)
     
  14. Elvandil

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    The number of points will be the same in normal or safe mode booting.

    For Vista, 7, and 8, you can also run System Restore from the booted DVD.
     
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