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Windows 7: Where are system restore points saved?


30 Dec 2009   #11
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tedcredted View Post
Thank you so much Jav! I have given myself ownership, but am I correct in that I still have to give myself permission in order to open that particular folder?
ermm.. actually you are owner so you have full control.

ok, just give yourself Full control permission, just in case
(need help on that?)


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30 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7
 
 

I followed the instructions on this site to give myself full permission (correctly I think?!) and I still can't get into that folder. I think it might just be impossible to get in there.
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30 Dec 2009   #13
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tedcredted View Post
I followed the instructions on this site to give myself full permission (correctly I think?!) and I still can't get into that folder. I think it might just be impossible to get in there.
What folder are you trying to access?
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30 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7
 
 

System volume information, I want to get access to older system restore points so I can save them to a disc.
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30 Dec 2009   #15
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tedcredted View Post
System volume information, I want to get access to older system restore points so I can save them to a disc.
I got access to System volume information on my own PC.
But it was a bit troublesome as I had to create find create my account permission and put it full power to each folder.
i got there, I got into system restore folders, but I am getting into empty folder.

Wait i will try to find easier way
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30 Dec 2009   #16

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you Jav, I really appreciate you going out of your way to help me find a resolution to this issue. I know I have several old restore points because I can see them as options when I start up system restore, but I can't seem to get to where I can select the actual files and move them onto an external device.
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30 Dec 2009   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can't get to the file because it is owned by the trusted installer. Maybe this can help (rather than me repeating the sermon) How to Delete a System File in Windows 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek
But once you get at the file, there will be little you can do. If you want to keep old restore points, you need to use imaging. Have a look at this Schedule imagesfrom any disk/partition to anywhere
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30 Dec 2009   #18
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tedcredted View Post
Thank you Jav, I really appreciate you going out of your way to help me find a resolution to this issue. I know I have several old restore points because I can see them as options when I start up system restore, but I can't seem to get to where I can select the actual files and move them onto an external device.
ok, now I can get anywhere I want. (did some tweakings, got full powers, turned off UAC, and some more things)
But you know it's not that good as it sounds.
I got into C:\System Volume Information\SystemRestore\FRStaging\Windows\System32\DriverStore\Temp

I am running into empty folder in this Systemrestore folder. And I have system restore points aswell.

So I think after some hard work and some contribution of other members we may get your restore points.
But just ask yourself are they worth it?

It is a lot (I mean A LOT) easier to just make system images with either Windows itself or with all those free Imagining programs.

So are you still determined to get them? if so I will try to help you as much as i can, but again are they worth it?

Or If you need any help with imagining just ask here, will try to help on it aswell
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30 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7
 
 

I guess I will just leave it alone if it is that much work. I created a system restore point today and saved it to disc, but I wanted an older system restore just in case a so far solitary blue screen should pop up again at some point.
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20 Jan 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

This is what I use.


1.Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

2.Make sure that you are in the root folder of the partition for which you want to gain access to the System Volume Information folder. For example, to gain access the C:\System Volume Information folder, make sure that you are in the root folder of drive C (at a "C:\" prompt).

3.Type the following line, and then press ENTER:
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /G username:F
Make sure to type the quotation marks as indicated. This command adds the specified user to the folder with Full Control permissions.

4.Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it.

5.If you need to remove the permissions after troubleshooting, type the following line at a command prompt:
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /R username
This command removes all permissions for the specified user.




This is what my command line looks like
cacls "C:\System Volume Information" /E /G iggyaz:F
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