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Windows 7: Automatic restore point creation failure - possible simple workaround

07 May 2015   #1
drphil

Windows 7Pro 32bit
 
 
Automatic restore point creation failure - possible simple workaround

Automatic restore points are either not being created or being deleted on my pc and I have failed to find out why. Disc Space Usage at 25% (60GB) seems adequate. Task scheduler appears to properly set although I'm not sure about what exactly constitutes "idle" in the Conditions box (though I have now unchecked this condition).

If the problem is failure to create (as opposed to deletion) then I appear to have found a simple workaround (at least for date/time scheduled restore points).

This is to set up your own maual task in Task Scheduler to run the exe. program at a frequency of your choice, simply by copying the program title/script from the Windows SR Task action box.


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07 May 2015   #2
pbcopter

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

Welcome

In Windows 7 an automatic restore point is created every 7 days only if no other restore points (manual, before Windows updates, etc.) are created in that time.
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07 May 2015   #3
drphil

Windows 7Pro 32bit
 
 

Hi
Does that mean created or created-and-still-present?
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07 May 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

My Norton Utilities 16' HD defragger deletes all SRPs. There might be other utilities that also delete SRPs for some reason.
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07 May 2015   #5
pbcopter

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drphil View Post
Hi
Does that mean created or created-and-still-present?
Created, but whether they remain stored depends on the amount of space allocated to restore points. If the space allocated becomes filled, the oldest restore point(s) will be deleted.
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08 May 2015   #6
drphil

Windows 7Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks pbcopter (and roland). It maybe that deletion and not non-creation is my problem, though I don't think its due to lack of space.

It will be interesting to see if my manually created restore points will be deleted.
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