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Windows 7: List Restore Points


02 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 
List Restore Points

Where in Windows 7 can I find a list of restore points? When I go into System Restore from the control panel, the only restore point listed is the one I created this morning. When I check "Show more restore points," nothing happens. Where are the restore points, and how do I selectively delete them--or, at least, view them? Thanks.


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02 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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02 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If you have CCleaner installed, you can click on Tools in the left panel, then click on System Restore. That'll allow you to view as well as delete existing SR points.
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02 Feb 2011   #4
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gogreen,

Where you are at in System Protection should list all available restore points. See screenshot under step 7 below.
System Restore
However, you can use the free program CCleaner as in the tutorial below to view and delete restore points.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Feb 2011   #5

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The free program CCleaner can list and delete individual restore points.

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


Edit: Looks like I've been beaten to it.
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02 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks, all. CCleaner also lists only the restore point I created this morning. Where'd the others go??
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02 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
Thanks, all. CCleaner also lists only the restore point I created this morning. Where'd the others go??
I can think of a couple of possibilities. One, you may have used the inbuilt disk cleanup utility- that has an option to delete all but the most recent SR point to reclaim disk space. Or a similar 3rd party cleaning tool.

Two, the space reserved for SR may be too small so all the earlier points got deleted to make way for the last one. You can adjust this space in SR settings.
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02 Feb 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
Thanks, all. CCleaner also lists only the restore point I created this morning. Where'd the others go??
I can think of a couple of possibilities. One, you may have used the inbuilt disk cleanup utility- that has an option to delete all but the most recent SR point to reclaim disk space. Or a similar 3rd party cleaning tool.

Two, the space reserved for SR may be too small so all the earlier points got deleted to make way for the last one. You can adjust this space in SR settings.
I concur Defraggler removes all but the last if used too agressivly.
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02 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Thanks, Bill2. I probably inadvertently deleted them.

Then how does one determine the appropriate size for a restore point? Is there a formula for this?

Thanks.
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02 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
Thanks, all. CCleaner also lists only the restore point I created this morning. Where'd the others go??
I can think of a couple of possibilities. One, you may have used the inbuilt disk cleanup utility- that has an option to delete all but the most recent SR point to reclaim disk space. Or a similar 3rd party cleaning tool.

Two, the space reserved for SR may be too small so all the earlier points got deleted to make way for the last one. You can adjust this space in SR settings.
I concur Defraggler removes all but the last if used too agressivly.
Figures. I used Defraggler just this morning... Wel,, I'll be OK as long as the last restore point doesn't get deleted...
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