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Windows 7: Windows 7 system restore checkpoint location

26 Jan 2010   #1
wingers

 
 
Windows 7 system restore checkpoint location

Hi all

In windows vista, you could access the system restore checkpoints and manually restore the registry if needed (i.e. totally corrupt, system restore won't work)

The files were located in c:\System Volume Information\_restore{D86480E3-73EF.....D8}\RP1\Snapshot\ etc etc

It was also the same in XP

But I cannot find them in windows 7 - any ideas?

Thanks


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26 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wingers View Post
Hi all

In windows vista, you could access the system restore checkpoints and manually restore the registry if needed (i.e. totally corrupt, system restore won't work)

The files were located in c:\System Volume Information\_restore{D86480E3-73EF.....D8}\RP1\Snapshot\ etc etc

It was also the same in XP

But I cannot find them in windows 7 - any ideas?

Thanks
Try this, type system restore in search. When it appears right click and then click properties, it should show under target. Hope this helpsl
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26 Jan 2010   #3
wingers

 
 

this simply shows the location of the rstrui.exe (system restore) gui as in c:\windows\system32

that is not what I want - I want the location it is storing the checkpoints as explained

thanks
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26 Jan 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I found one, but I don't know if it's what you're looking for.

C:\Windows\Logs\SystemRestore

Nope, that's not it .......
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03 Dec 2010   #5
bigbadjohn

win95
 
 

I would like to know where the restore location is also

Maybe the poster found out the answer?
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04 Dec 2010   #6
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I believe they are now stored as shadow copies and can't be browsed.
Read more here.http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/arc...ows-vista.aspx
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04 Dec 2010   #7
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This program allows you to browse shadow copies on Vista and it may work on 7:

ShadowExplorer.com - About
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