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Windows 7: How can i safe a safe copy of sys restore file?

23 Dec 2015   #1
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 
How can i safe a safe copy of sys restore file?

I have been getting killed by some virus i have removed twice now. As with some virus' it deletes my restore points in sys restore. So what i want to do is create a new restore point save a safe copy of it somewhere else like on a different drive so that if this happens again i can drop the file into wherever sys restore saves them and run it. Is this possible and if so how? Or is there another way to do this to thwart any virus' attempts to leave me w/o a restore point?


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23 Dec 2015   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

This is 5 years old but think it should do what you want.
How To Backup System Restore Points

If you keep getting the same virus from the same place, don't go there.
Also, some viruses that are removed by some AV program may not get all its locations and reactivate.
Try a couple different on-demand scanners like spybot search and destroy, superantispyware,
malwarebytes, just to mention a few. Many times one pill will not cure everyone.
Good luck.
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23 Dec 2015   #3
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

I didn't get it from going to a particular site, trust me. Anyways, i'm not asking how to keep from getting virus', i'm asking how to save a safe copy of a restore point that i can retrieve is for ANY reason the point in sys restore gets lost or corrupt.
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23 Dec 2015   #4
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

I thought I answered that in my link above.
Viruses and malware of any type don't just jump on your computer. You initiate it by many possible
ways. A site you visited (I trust you didn't go there), a file you downloaded, a program you ran,
an email you opened with an infected attachment, download any data from a flash drive or
external drive of any type that may have come from a friend who was infected.
I use AVG 2016 Free Edition and go to places where no man has gone before and do not get
contaminated. I get warnings to remove or continue but I remove, of course.
Also if the activating culprit is in the system files they will be in your restore points also if created
after getting infected. Having a system image or full backup prior the infection can be restored
and then use any of the many tools available to scan for infections.
Good luck.
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23 Dec 2015   #5
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

I missed that. It looked like it wasn't part of the message with all the AD stuff. Anyways, i found it but it won't let me copy the file that i need. I fear taking ownership from all i've read about doing that here, but should I ?
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23 Dec 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make images - that is a lot safer.

Imaging with free Macrium
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23 Dec 2015   #7
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

If you followed instructions in link and still can't open System Volume Information folder do this:
Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Windows

(that is an active link above)

Then right click on system volume information and click Take Ownership and then open.
You will then see you system restore points listed by dates.
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23 Dec 2015   #8
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

No, i can access the folder, it just won't let me copy one of the restore points to another location.
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23 Dec 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You cannot move restore points, but images you can move.
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23 Dec 2015   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Image backups are a far more reliable method of restoring the OS to a known good state. The proposed idea may work under some conditions but cannot be considered a reliable option. It is unsupported and could fail in any number of ways. Personally I would be surprised if it worked at all.
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