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Windows 7: How to access view to all system restore points list

08 Jan 2014   #1
Diligent

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
How to access view to all system restore points list

Title should tell to. I just simply cannot, via the usual methods from Google searches, tell how to completely and fully obtain a full list of all system restore points.

Thanks for the help in advance guys,

Diligent


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08 Jan 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Does clicking on start, programs, accessories, system tools, then system restore give you a option to show all the restore points? It should show ya the most recent ones at the very least.
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08 Jan 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dilligent,

If you like, the free program CCleaner is great to view and manage your restore points with.

CCleaner - Builds




Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jan 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also use Ccleaner to see restore points and remove restore points that I don't want any more. You can remove restore points one at a time.
I's alway worked flawlessly for me.
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08 Jan 2014   #5
Diligent

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

@ brink, Tried CC, showed nothing. Good tip though. Thanks!

@ matts6887, yes have been there. At first got from a December install, just two Jan 7-8 sys-restore point, then somehow it went to just Jan 8 restore points, so I am mystified being a now ex-P user

Any further help will be greatly appreciated!
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08 Jan 2014   #6
Kari

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The Vssadmin command with List Shadows switch on an elevated command prompt is also quite useful.
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08 Jan 2014   #7
Diligent

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Kari, from one old besard to another, just do not know anything about what the "The Vssadmin command with List Shadows" is or is about. Not being negative but just at a total loss.
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08 Jan 2014   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

You asked how to get a list of all Restore Points. My reply shows how to do it from elevated Command Prompt. In my humble although subjective opinion the screenshot explains it.

A Windows Restore Point is a Shadow Copy Set, containing Shadow Copies for each drive you have turned restore (protection) on. In the example in my previous post one Shadow Copy Set (Restore Point) contains two Shadow Copies, for drives C: (System) and E: (User Profiles) because these are the only two drives in this system with protection enabled.

Vssadmin is the command to manage Shadow Copies (Restore Points). Adding a so called Switch, in this case List Shadows to the command itself, it lists the Shadow Copies.

Kari
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08 Jan 2014   #9
Diligent

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, shadow copies means sys-restore points. Will take another look-see
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08 Jan 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm I understanding correctly Kari.
Using your method if their isn't a shadow copy listed there isn't a restore point. Using a 3rd party program will also show no listing for restore point.

To put it another way. Their must be a shadow copy to have a restore point.
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