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Windows 7: Where are system restore points saved?

28 Apr 2013   #21
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elmo2006 View Post
@ tedcredted...

The following link should 'satisfy' your curiosity....
Windows XP System Restore

From the looks of things, you may be able to copy the restore point to a temp directory and then burn to disk, but you may have to copy the restore point back to that same location to have the system register it.

I guess it's trial and error from here on....

Hope this helps...

Thank you so much indeed,
I really did this and worked for me, but I am sking myselfy, if there are more than a restore piont, do all they show after burning them in a CD/DVD?

Should I copy all files and folders shown this screenshot to a temp directory and then burn to disk?



Also, Is the DVD/CD will be bootable atutomatically?


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28 Apr 2013   #22
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

System Restore works best when used as soon as possible after a problem develops. The few times I have used System Restore it was always the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely that the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves. I would consider using a restore point such as you are proposing to be very high risk, if you can get it to work at all.

Making an image of the drive is a much more reliable way of restoring to a properly working OS.
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29 Sep 2013   #23
Rene

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey. sry for popping up an old thread, but I have a question:

Can one change the location where System Restore saves restore points? Let's say that I would want to save sys res points of drive C: to drive F:? Is this possible?
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29 Sep 2013   #24
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

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Can one change the location where System Restore saves restore points? Let's say that I would want to save sys res points of drive C: to drive F:? Is this possible?
No. System Restore points will always be stored in the "System Volume Information" folder of the drive that contains Windows. There is no provision for changing this.
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29 Sep 2013   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not muck around with the system restore points. In Vista and Windows 7 they will only function from the shadowstorage which has to be on the C: partition.

If you want to store recovery points on another partition or different media, I suggest you make images. Images you can store on any partition (but not C) any internal or external disk, on DVDs and on USB sticks. The best imaging program to use is free Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium
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05 Dec 2013   #26
Legbiter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Taking Ownership manually is tiresome.

Google for the batch file "Take Ownership", I've used it for nearly 2 years and it saves a lot of time and frustration.

(Or get it from http://www.howtogeek.com/downloads/TakeOwnership.zip like I did)
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