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Windows 7: System Restore Point Not Available

16 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
System Restore Point Not Available

Hi,

I am confused. The screenshot below shows that a system protection point was automatically created after midnight today, but I do not have a corresponding system restore point. Am I not understanding how System Restore points work?




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16 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This tutorial by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore
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16 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have read the tutorial, but it doesn't answer my question. The screenshot shows that a system protection point was successfully created at 3/16 12:40AM. The Screen Shot also shows that the last available System Restore Point is from 3/14.

Why do I not have a System Restore Point from 3/16 12:40 AM?
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16 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not sure if will help but put a check mark in Show more Restore Points.
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16 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think they are ordered by date descending so a restore point from early today should be listed at the top.

I checked the show more restore points just to make sure and there were no other point.
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16 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't really know the answer but you could make a new restore point and check that it is there after rebooting.

This might be helpful.

System Restore Point Not Available-restore-volumn.png


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16 Mar 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run this command and see what's there:

vssadmin list shadows
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17 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the command line.

The command line displays the system restore points available in the System Restore Point dialog.

I am beginning to think that although a system protection point is created on a nightly basis, this does not necessarily always generate a system restore point . They are two different things? IE some event has to have occurred since the last system protection point to result in a new restore point?
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