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Windows 7: Viewing Windows System Restore Points

10 Feb 2010   #1

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Viewing Windows System Restore Points

Is there a way of seeing what System Restore Points have been taken? I know how to delete all but the most current but I would like to see what is available to restore to and also to verify that restore points are being created at least on a weekly basis. I did a search and couldn't find my answer although I did find out about deleting restore points.

Thanks.............Ralph

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10 Feb 2010   #2

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Welcome Ralph

Read the tutorial entitled how to do a system restore It will show you what is available System Restore
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10 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Viewing Windows System Restore Points

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome Ralph

Read the tutorial entitled how to do a system restore It will show you what is available System Restore
Hello, thank you very much that answered my question however; that brings up another related question. The only restore point available was the one I ran today manually. I thought the system authomatically created a restore point on a weekly basis. Is there something I have to do other than have protection set to on for my C: disk?

Thanks again...............
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10 Feb 2010   #4

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Do it again. When you see the point that was created; I think on the bottom left, there is a box, "see more points". Just take your time look at each screen, you will see what I mean. Good luck
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10 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Do it again, when you see the point that was created, I think on the bottom left. There is a box, "see more points". Just take your time look at each screen, you will see what I mean. Good luck
Richard, thank you very much. I see that there was one other restore point taken on 2/03/10 due to an install of C++ 2005 Redistributable. I did however; expect more than one additional restore point.

You were not only accurate on answering my questions but unbelievably quick. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Best Wishes.............Ralph
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10 Feb 2010   #6

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Want to change the system restore schedule, to make more points?
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10 Feb 2010   #7

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Since I can see that you are still logged in, but you did not answer, I will provide the method to change the System Restore point schedule. I will be logging off soon.

This is one of our fine tutorials, provide by Brink.

System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point Schedule - Vista Forums
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11 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Since I can see that you are still logged in, but you did not answer, I will provide the method to change the System Restore point schedule. I will be logging off soon.

This is one of our fine tutorials, provide by Brink.

System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point Schedule - Vista Forums
Sorry I didn't get back to you, had a chore to do. Looks a little complicated and I don't want to mess up so will wait until tomorrow when I am fresher and can concentrate better. Thanks again. I will be updating this post late morning or early afternoon tomorrow as I have a busy morning schedule. Forgot to ask, the change you indicate is for Vista, does the same process apply for Windows 7?

Many thanks again..............Ralph
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11 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ralphjramirez View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Since I can see that you are still logged in, but you did not answer, I will provide the method to change the System Restore point schedule. I will be logging off soon.

This is one of our fine tutorials, provide by Brink.

System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point Schedule - Vista Forums
Sorry I didn't get back to you, had a chore to do. Looks a little complicated and I don't want to mess up so will wait until tomorrow when I am fresher and can concentrate better. Thanks again. I will be updating this post late morning or early afternoon tomorrow as I have a busy morning schedule. Forgot to ask, the change you indicate is for Vista, does the same process apply for Windows 7?

Many thanks again..............Ralph
Richard, I successfully changed the daily restore point to weekly. History was disabled, should it be? If not, how do I turn it on?

Thanks again. I will be in and out today so my response may be delayed.

Best Regards..........Ralph
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11 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

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The easiest way to see the system restore points is via elevated Command Prompt.

1. for the whole restore point storage area (shadowstorage), use this command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

2. To see all restore points, use this command:

vssadmin list shadows
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