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Windows 7: System Restort Points Not Showing Up

27 May 2014   #1
global999

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
System Restort Points Not Showing Up

Task Scheduler shows that daily restore points are supposedly being created, but none of them are showing up under the System Restore Wizard as available restore points.

Here is paste from History in Task Scheduler:

Information 5/26/2014 11:43:26 AM 102 Task completed (2) b8e23d6d-57b7-46e3-b5af-bdc74981ab38
Information 5/26/2014 11:43:26 AM 201 Action completed (2) b8e23d6d-57b7-46e3-b5af-bdc74981ab38
Information 5/26/2014 11:43:24 AM 200 Action started (1) b8e23d6d-57b7-46e3-b5af-bdc74981ab38
Information 5/26/2014 11:43:24 AM 100 Task Started (1) b8e23d6d-57b7-46e3-b5af-bdc74981ab38
Information 5/25/2014 1:22:10 AM 102 Task completed (2) 2a4ff749-0137-4a71-a021-7a785981eae6
Information 5/25/2014 1:22:10 AM 201 Action completed (2) 2a4ff749-0137-4a71-a021-7a785981eae6
Information 5/25/2014 1:19:11 AM 200 Action started (1) 2a4ff749-0137-4a71-a021-7a785981eae6
Information 5/25/2014 1:19:11 AM 100 Task Started (1) 2a4ff749-0137-4a71-a021-7a785981eae6
Information 5/24/2014 12:00:01 AM 102 Task completed (2) 2557f7b0-3be8-4547-aa19-47b3e7ebb31a
Information 5/24/2014 12:00:01 AM 201 Action completed (2) 2557f7b0-3be8-4547-aa19-47b3e7ebb31a
Information 5/24/2014 12:00:00 AM 200 Action started (1) 2557f7b0-3be8-4547-aa19-47b3e7ebb31a
Information 5/24/2014 12:00:00 AM 100 Task Started (1) 2557f7b0-3be8-4547-aa19-47b3e7ebb31a
Information 5/23/2014 12:01:35 AM 102 Task completed (2) 9dc8ce34-1964-42f6-9117-d56f7877b40e
Information 5/23/2014 12:01:35 AM 201 Action completed (2) 9dc8ce34-1964-42f6-9117-d56f7877b40e
Information 5/23/2014 12:01:35 AM 200 Action started (1) 9dc8ce34-1964-42f6-9117-d56f7877b40e
Information 5/23/2014 12:01:35 AM 100 Task Started (1) 9dc8ce34-1964-42f6-9117-d56f7877b40e
Information 5/22/2014 8:33:51 PM 102 Task completed (2) d7d168d9-50dd-4ec1-9711-342597bef9a8
Information 5/22/2014 8:33:51 PM 201 Action completed (2) d7d168d9-50dd-4ec1-9711-342597bef9a8
Information 5/22/2014 8:33:49 PM 200 Action started (1) d7d168d9-50dd-4ec1-9711-342597bef9a8
Information 5/22/2014 8:33:49 PM 100 Task Started (1) d7d168d9-50dd-4ec1-9711-342597bef9a8
Warning 5/22/2014 9:06:55 AM 326 Launch condition not met, computer on batteries Info
Information 5/21/2014 12:58:29 AM 102 Task completed (2) edfba30b-a1f8-44c6-9e1e-1fc21042abe0
Information 5/21/2014 12:58:29 AM 201 Action completed (2) edfba30b-a1f8-44c6-9e1e-1fc21042abe0
Information 5/21/2014 12:49:48 AM 200 Action started (1) edfba30b-a1f8-44c6-9e1e-1fc21042abe0
Information 5/21/2014 12:49:48 AM 100 Task Started (1) edfba30b-a1f8-44c6-9e1e-1fc21042abe0
Information 5/20/2014 2:02:20 AM 102 Task completed (2) 474d26bd-b596-46b9-9afc-c7d57a03d466
Information 5/20/2014 2:02:20 AM 201 Action completed (2) 474d26bd-b596-46b9-9afc-c7d57a03d466
Information 5/20/2014 1:56:46 AM 200 Action started (1) 474d26bd-b596-46b9-9afc-c7d57a03d466
Information 5/20/2014 1:56:46 AM 100 Task Started (1) 474d26bd-b596-46b9-9afc-c7d57a03d466
Information 5/19/2014 12:24:34 PM 102 Task completed (2) 8aa091b5-bdfc-43ce-bac0-7386d7f2ca9e
Information 5/19/2014 12:24:34 PM 201 Action completed (2) 8aa091b5-bdfc-43ce-bac0-7386d7f2ca9e
Information 5/19/2014 12:15:08 PM 200 Action started (1) 8aa091b5-bdfc-43ce-bac0-7386d7f2ca9e
Information 5/19/2014 12:15:08 PM 100 Task Started (1) 8aa091b5-bdfc-43ce-bac0-7386d7f2ca9e


Since, for example, on 5/26, the "supposed" action took only 2 seconds, does this mean that the action was not really taken? However, even on the dates where the "supposed" task took 2 minutes, that point still is not showing up.

I have allocated 100% space for Restore Points, and still no scheduled Restore Points showing up.

I have tried the Troubleshooting steps from this site, and still not fixed.

Any tips on how to get Windows to really make daily Restore Points and really show them in the System Restore Wizard so I can use them when needed? Thanks in advance.


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29 May 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

With Windows 7, automatic scheduled restore points will only be created if no other restore points have been created within seven days.

If you want them daily, you will need to create them yourself or create a task to do it automatically.
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30 May 2014   #3
global999

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Really appreciate your post, but you didn't read or understand my OP.

I DID create daily SR task through Event Scheduler and according to Event Scheduler, the tasks are being successfully completed daily. But these supposed SR points are not showing up in the SR wizard. How to make sure the points are really being created, and to make sure they show up in the SR wizard?

Any input from anybody is appreciated.
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30 May 2014   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I did read you post.

In your original post, you did not say that you created a daily task only that one was run.

If it was the preinstalled System Restore point task in the scheduler, it runs daily but checks to see if any restore points were created within seven days, and will not create a new restore point if true.
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31 May 2014   #5
global999

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Maybe we are narrowly missing each other by reading extremely literally and not trying to answer, or make clear questions, beyond this extreme literal reading.

OK, so I get your point which you have made twice now that, in effect, the preinstalled System Restore will only create at most one SR point every 7 days, even if you make a daily SR point in Task Scheduler and Task Scheduler itself claims that it has created these points every day (see the printout below in my OP).

Two questions, which I will try to make as clear as possible:

1. If the preinstalled SR is supposed to, at least, make one point every 7 days if I have a scheduled task to make a SR point daily, why are NO, I repeat NO, periodic SR points showing up in the SR Wizard, ie, even 7 day interval SR points are not showing up? Why not? How do I correct this?

2. Suppose I really, really want to make daily SR points. Trust me, I certainly have scheduled daily SR points in Task Scheduler, and again, TS is claiming that it is making these points (see printout below). What ELSE do I have to do in TS to really, really make daily SR points. True, I am apparently using the preinstalled SR, and you say this preinstalled SR is "adamant" in its refusal to make daily points. What command do I use instead of the preinstalled SR in order to really, really make daily SR points? Or is there something else I have to do beyond or instead of modifying the preinstalled SR to really, reallly create daily SR points?

Hopefully, my questions are clear enough to merit an answer which will actually help me solve this issue. Appreciate the input.
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31 May 2014   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by global999 View Post
Maybe we are narrowly missing each other by reading extremely literally and not trying to answer, or make clear questions, beyond this extreme literal reading.

OK, so I get your point which you have made twice now that, in effect, the preinstalled System Restore will only create at most one SR point every 7 days, even if you make a daily SR point in Task Scheduler and Task Scheduler itself claims that it has created these points every day (see the printout below in my OP).

Two questions, which I will try to make as clear as possible:

1. If the preinstalled SR is supposed to, at least, make one point every 7 days if I have a scheduled task to make a SR point daily, why are NO, I repeat NO, periodic SR points showing up in the SR Wizard, ie, even 7 day interval SR points are not showing up? Why not? How do I correct this?



2. Suppose I really, really want to make daily SR points. Trust me, I certainly have scheduled daily SR points in Task Scheduler, and again, TS is claiming that it is making these points (see printout below). What ELSE do I have to do in TS to really, really make daily SR points. True, I am apparently using the preinstalled SR, and you say this preinstalled SR is "adamant" in its refusal to make daily points. What command do I use instead of the preinstalled SR in order to really, really make daily SR points? Or is there something else I have to do beyond or instead of modifying the preinstalled SR to really, reallly create daily SR points?



Hopefully, my questions are clear enough to merit an answer which will actually help me solve this issue. Appreciate the input.
What I have said is that the preinstalled TASK of creating restore points daily will only do so if no other restore points have been created (Manual, etc.) for seven days. The System Restore itself has no such limit. If you have created, yourself, a Task for creating restore points daily, I don't see why it shouldn't work.

What action (executable) are you scheduling and from where?

See if this thread will help

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...f-c1b749c23320
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31 May 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought that may or my not help.
Are the restore point on the same partition and drive that Windows 7 is on.

This tutorial by Brink is a good read and could be helpful.

Restore Files from Selected Backup Location - Create Shortcut

Could you also let us know if you defgar and what program you use.


Size of space allowed for restore point.


System Restort Points Not Showing Up-today-only.png


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31 May 2014   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by global999 View Post

2. Suppose I really, really want to make daily SR points.

Have a look at this tutorial,

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

That may be useful for daily restore points should you really, really want to.
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