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Windows 7: Where are restore point files stored?

19 Jul 2009   #1

W7 Pro 64
 
 
Where are restore point files stored?

i want to exclude the restore point files from defragmentation (Defraggler has that option). Where are the restore points stored?
I found a tool to make hidden files visible. There is some information on Google where XP stores the files, but it seems to be different in Windows 7.

My reason for excluding that from defragging (and excluding my download and temp folders) is to speed up defragmentation. Those files ae in flux anyway and fast access is not needed.

BTW: how can I add a picture to my name in this forum??? I didn't find it in my account.
Edit: i found where i add the picture, but it doesn't show here :-(

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19 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
i want to exclude the restore point files from defragmentation (Defraggler has that option). Where are the restore points stored?
I found a tool to make hidden files visible. There is some information on Google where XP stores the files, but it seems to be different in Windows 7.

My reason for excluding that from defragging (and excluding my download and temp folders) is to speed up defragmentation. Those files ae in flux anyway and fast access is not needed.

BTW: how can I add a picture to my name in this forum??? I didn't find it in my account.
Edit: i found where i add the picture, but it doesn't show here :-(

HKL

Welcome to sf

By restore points Im assuming you mean the backup file and not the info abt it. the backup file destination is set up when backup is configured and if you go start>cpanel>backup & restore it will show you.

Rethe forum pic its in user cpanel if you mean your pic its uder edit user pic, if you mean avitar thats where you go.

Hope this helped

Ken
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19 Jul 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Rethe forum pic its in user cpanel if you mean your pic its uder edit user pic, if you mean avitar thats where you go.

Hope this helped

Ken
+1 you have 'profile' & 'aratar', the 'avatar' is the pic you see whenever you make/reply to a post
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19 Jul 2009   #4

W7 Pro 64
 
 

I found the Avitar (weird word for picture ;-) Thanks!
What I'm looking for are the large files the " system restore" creates.
Defraggler finds sime files and paths. But I can't see them, even with my little tool to make files visible and visible (I'm not sure it works)

what is the manual way to make hidden files and folders visible?
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19 Jul 2009   #5
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
i want to exclude the restore point files from defragmentation (Defraggler has that option). Where are the restore points stored?
I found a tool to make hidden files visible. There is some information on Google where XP stores the files, but it seems to be different in Windows 7.

My reason for excluding that from defragging (and excluding my download and temp folders) is to speed up defragmentation. Those files ae in flux anyway and fast access is not needed.

BTW: how can I add a picture to my name in this forum??? I didn't find it in my account.
Edit: i found where i add the picture, but it doesn't show here :-(
Restore point files are stored in the System Volume Information folder, which is a hidden system folder. How much goes in there is determined by your settings in the System Protection pop-up which you can access from the System Properties (right-click on Computer) or from CP / System. I recommend you don't mess with this folder .

But if you must, use the Folder Options settings to let you see them.
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19 Jul 2009   #6

W7 Pro 64
 
 

DJG: I think you explained how I change how much diskspace I allocate to " restore" .

The amount is not my issue, what I want is to see where those points are so I can exlude them from being defragmented (Defraggler has the option to exlude folders from defragging) So:
- where are they stored (folder, path)
- how do i make them visible?

Thanks
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19 Jul 2009   #7
DJG

 

And I answered your question: in the System Volume Information folder. It's at the root of the drive - sorry forgot to mention that - and normally hidden - read again .
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19 Jul 2009   #8
DJG

 

If you're not familiar with the folder options, they are accessible through the Control Panel or the Organize options dropdown atop Windows Explorer.
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19 Jul 2009   #9

W7 Pro 64
 
 

I could make all files and folders visible. but I some how still can't follow your insttructions in finding the folder where the restore point data are stored.
You said "It's at the root of the drive", what does tha tmean? should i either see it in the " C" drive as a folder? There is nothing like that. Or shoudl I see that in the " system" (ctrlp-->system) somewhere? under which exactly?
Under system properties --> startup and recovery... there isn't really anything that shows me in which folder that would be.

mmmhhhh
thanks for your patience
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19 Jul 2009   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
restore pt

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
I could make all files and folders visible. but I some how still can't follow your insttructions in finding the folder where the restore point data are stored.
You said "It's at the root of the drive", what does tha tmean? should i either see it in the " C" drive as a folder? There is nothing like that. Or shoudl I see that in the " system" (ctrlp-->system) somewhere? under which exactly?
Under system properties --> startup and recovery... there isn't really anything that shows me in which folder that would be.

mmmhhhh
thanks for your patience
djg is saying its here but this folder is locked and only 360Mb so i dont know what the advantage would be. If you mean the backup its somewhere else

Ken

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