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Windows 7: Win-update > Sys-restore points gone; how open/use sys-vol-info folder

03 Sep 2015   #1
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Win-update > Sys-restore points gone; how open/use sys-vol-info folder

Well Hello Guys. Yesterday did a slightly belated windows update. Now one (1) too recent system restore point exists.

But I under stand that all system restore points are save in the "system information folder".

First, How do I open that folder. See bunch xp methods but not Win7.

Second, once this folder is open, can I select the sys-restore point I want and turn the clock back, just like when using a regular system restore point? See nothing on this point.

Appreciate your help in advance guys, Jim


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03 Sep 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum JamesEJ.

Here is a tutorial by Brink that will guide you step at a time.

System Restore

Their have been problems reported using Avast.
Avast hides or removes the restore points.

By now their should be a repair for that problem on the Avast Forum.

Quote:
Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number gateway
OS win7 Home Premium x64

Antivirus avast
Browser Firefox
You can use this from the cmd prompt as admin to check and see if Windows 7 see any restore point.

Code:
Vssadmin list shadows
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03 Sep 2015   #3
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the heads up Layback! Will checkout & advise. Jim
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03 Sep 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have updated my post. Take another read.
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03 Sep 2015   #5
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just looked, Brink's tut is for a real nice beginner sys-restore user alright,
but honestly not on point, because I am:

(1) looking to find lost or unfound sys-restore points in my "system information folder", from which:

(2) I can activate chosen points of multiple ones that had existed before the $M update.

Does this clear this issue up for you? Hope so!

Thanks very much, Jim
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03 Sep 2015   #6
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

will advise on your updated post, tks. Jim
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03 Sep 2015   #7
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No idea what this all really means! Did I goof?:rolleyes:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\PaperBusMobile>Vssadmin list shadows
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {4bdb678f-30c8-4471-88f7-aa97122f1672}
Contained 2 shadow copies at creation time: 9/2/2015 8:08:24 PM
Shadow Copy ID: {25988ca6-c8ad-4f1d-ab45-1599a6b2fc4e}
Original Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{d655f046-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy4
Originating Machine: PaperBusPC
Service Machine: PaperBusPC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered

Shadow Copy ID: {476e64cc-2483-476b-92a5-11c2df408e9a}
Original Volume: (\\?\Volume{d655f044-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\)\\?
\Volume{d655f044-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1
Originating Machine: PaperBusPC
Service Machine: PaperBusPC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {67322e27-cb43-4a2d-8a0a-2fa246310ddc}
Contained 2 shadow copies at creation time: 9/3/2015 2:01:00 PM
Shadow Copy ID: {233c7d98-5de5-499e-ab23-a577c5397db1}
Original Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{d655f046-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy5
Originating Machine: PaperBusPC
Service Machine: PaperBusPC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered

Shadow Copy ID: {fb4d5c3a-b769-44b8-a3b7-cc4da40d0a13}
Original Volume: (\\?\Volume{d655f044-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\)\\?
\Volume{d655f044-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2
Originating Machine: PaperBusPC
Service Machine: PaperBusPC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {2e2a9613-2c07-4560-a8c9-1c427928efa6}
Contained 2 shadow copies at creation time: 9/3/2015 3:53:18 PM
Shadow Copy ID: {6c0bf580-7e70-4fd3-9b2c-7665ed4dad0f}
Original Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{d655f046-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy6
Originating Machine: PaperBusPC
Service Machine: PaperBusPC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered

Shadow Copy ID: {a72cec5d-8170-4552-814f-d1890e356dec}
Original Volume: (\\?\Volume{d655f044-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\)\\?
\Volume{d655f044-5ba3-11e3-852a-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy3
Originating Machine: PaperBusPC
Service Machine: PaperBusPC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered


C:\Users\PaperBusMobile>
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03 Sep 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm no expert but to me it means that Windows 7 is seeing Restore Points.

Are you saying that using the tutorial by Brink you can't find the Restore Points?
Or are you saying you would rather choose and use your restore points in another fashion?

Example from your log.

Quote:
Contents of shadow copy set ID: {2e2a9613-2c07-4560-a8c9-1c427928efa6}
Contained 2 shadow copies at creation time: 9/3/2015 3:53:18 PM
What exactly are you trying to do?
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03 Sep 2015   #9
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Frankly I just said it..twice. No, the standard sys-restore program shows nothing but one (1) only system restore point >> But I know for a Fact more exist (maybe?>existed) So every reasonable effective means to just simply see a list of sys-restore points in the subject "FOLDER" (sorry>no shout) and be able to activate each point (if any) would be a wonderful adventure!!! Jim
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03 Sep 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you or did you not check the Avast Forum for restore point problems?

I have no more suggestions but I will ask others to have a look.
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