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Windows 7: Location(Directory) of Windows 7 restore points !!!

22 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
Location(Directory) of Windows 7 restore points !!!

I want to save a restore point by taking its backup becoz system deletes old restore points nd new ones are created . I wanna take its backup so that old restore point can also be used. So can anyone tell me where does system save its restore point.

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22 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

They are stored in the System Volume Information folder, but I think it is normally inaccessible.

There is an application called "System Restore Explorer", but I don't know how well it works. Google it if you insist.
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22 Oct 2011   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

How many restore points are you trying to save. I have 16 restore points as of now.
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22 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

To save the state of your system from a much earlier time you are better off to use an image backup. Restore Points work like a patch or diff program. They try to revert changes but the restore point can only save so much information about how the system was at that point. If you're trying to go back months I'd use system images saved to external drives.

Something like Marcium Reflect or Easus ToDo.

You can find a bunch of free imaging programs on
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22 Oct 2011   #5

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I'm pretty sure that even if you could backup an RP it would be useless as the RPs are not true backups and cannot be restored.
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22 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Keeping in mind the above posts about restore points vs. backup images, you can use CCleaner to manage your restore points and delete individual ones while keeping others.

To ensure that there's enough space for new restore points without deleting old ones, increase the available disk space in your System Restore settings.
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22 Oct 2011   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Maestro,

Even if you were able to backup a single specific restore point, you would not be able to use it to do a system restore with.

If you wanted to be able to keep more restore points, then you could use the tutorial below to set how much disk space you would like to be used to save restore points with by system protection as Corazon posted above.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

However, restore points are not always reliable or useful in some situations. Because of this, either manually backing up files you do not want to lose, or creating a system image backup would be more reliable.

Hope this helps,

System Restore Points - Manually Extract Files and Folders
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