Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows

Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows

How to Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
10 Apr 2013
Published by

How to Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to add "Create Restore Point" to the desktop and folder window context menu in XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add, remove, and use the Create Restore Point context menu.

Note   Note
This can be handy to make it easy to quickly manually create a restore point whenever you like.

When you right click or press and hold on your desktop on in an opened folder in File Explorer, and click/tap on the Create Restore Point context menu, you will see this dialog below pop-up to allow you to enter a description you want for the restore point.

Name:  Description_Prompt.jpg
Views: 2173
Size:  19.8 KB

When the restore point has been successfully completed a few moments later, you will see this dialog below pop-up to let you know.

Name:  Success_Message.jpg
Views: 3153
Size:  15.2 KB

warning   Warning
System Restore isn't available for Windows RT.

For the Create Restore Point context menu to work, you must have System Protection turned on for at least the C: (Windows) drive. If you do not, then you will get the error below while using this context menu.
Name:  error.jpg
Views: 2160
Size:  32.9 KB


EXAMPLE: "Create Restore Point" context menu
Name:  Create_Restore_Point_Context_Menu.jpg
Views: 2157
Size:  37.6 KB



OPTION ONE
To Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu.zip

download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the downloaded ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu.reg and CreateRP-Success_Message.vbs files to your desktop.

4. Unblock the extracted CreateRP-Success_Message.vbs file, then move it into the C:\Windows folder.

5. If prompted, click/tap on Continue and Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista) to approve.

6. Double click/tap on the extracted Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu.reg file to merge it.

7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK to approve.



OPTION TWO
To Remove "Create Restore Point" from Context Menu
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Create_Restore_Point_from_Context_Menu.bat

download
2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

3. Right click or press and hold on the .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

4. If prompted, click/tap on Run and Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista) to approve.
That's it,
Shawn



Related Tutorials

10 Apr 2013   #1
zephychan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/32bit Build 7600
 
 

oh, thank you so much for posting this!

this would be very, very handy for me as I often play with my system files because I like to daddle with themes, so this would be very handy if I change some system files.

thank you so much!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Apr 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome zephychan. I'm glad to hear that it's helpful for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2013   #3
IntelCoreI3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh very nice!
i need that!!
thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 Apr 2013   #4
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Very handy addition to context menu Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2013   #5
hansjohan

w 7 64
 
 
Create restore point uninstall

Hello, first time for this "old man" (82).
I have installed "Create restore point" 2 month ago, but am not so happy with it.
Can you tell how to safely uninstall this?

Thanks,

Hansjohan.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hansjohan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial to safely remove it automatically.

Was there an issue with it?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2013   #7
hansjohan

w 7 64
 
 

Hi Shawn, option 2 got me to a DOS screen of which I am naturally "petrified"!!!
Every time I start my computer I get a new Restore point and that is much more than I want; plus Windows 7 start is slowed down.
So it is too much of a good thing.
When I open the program (Program files/restore point shortcut/createRP.vbs) I get the same window as at start up.

Greets, hansjohan
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hansjohan,

The context menu in this tutorial doesn't automatically create restore points. It only allows you to manually create one when you click on it.

No worries. OPTION TWO does noting to harm your system. It opens a command prompt to run a command to remove both the context menu and the .vbs file from OPTION ONE. It's perfectly safe.

The new restore point each time you restart your PC is most likely the normal automatic one created by system protection. If you like, you could set how much maximum space on the hard drive is allowed to be used to store restore points.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2013   #9
hansjohan

w 7 64
 
 

Hi Brink, please, all I would like to do is simply uninstall this short cut.
What is for me the simplest way? Recognizing I am not all that computer savvy.

Thanks, hansjohan
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows




Tutorial Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Solved Create "Restore Point" -- system protection is OFF ? Backup and Restore
VBScript to create "Restore Point" in Win7 Backup and Restore
"The restore point selected was damaged or deleted during the restore" Backup and Restore
Solved Restoring windows to original point, can't find restore point Backup and Restore
Solved Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore . Backup and Restore
Solved Remove "Restore previous versions" and "Share with" from context menu Customization
Windows will not create a restore point Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33