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Windows 7: System Restore Point Shortcut

05 Dec 2010   #70
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huntforit View Post
This shortcut works great for me!

I found that when you unzip the files to the desktop, you must copy the "Restore Point Shortcut" FOLDER into C:\Program files (the path is longer, but this is just an example).

The "create a restore point" shortcut will NOT work if you just copy the (unzipped) .vbs script file into C:\Program files.

The above info is for anyone who thought they could "take a shortcut" - - by just copying the file into C:\Program files ... (Like I did!).

I created a restore point for each of the five times I tested the shortcut right after installing it. I went to "System Restore" and confirmed that they were there, by looking at the recommended restore point and the "choose a different restore point" option.

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO TURN OFF THE UAC PROMPT JUST FOR THIS SCRIPT, so I can GET RIGHT TO IT?
Hello Huntforit,

Did you unblock the files in step 8 before you moved them into the C:\Program Files folder?


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05 Dec 2010   #71
huntforit

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
unblocked files and shortcut doesn't work

I followed the instructions to "Unblock a File to stop the "Open File - Security Warning" Prompt for the File.

I can no longer create a restore point. I originally followed all the steps except the "unblocking" and it worked fine except that I kept getting the "open file security warning".

BTW, when extracting the files, a folder is created named "Restore Point Shortcut" that only contains the "CreateRP.vbs" file. The shortcut itself is created outside of this folder. i was able to unblock the CreateRP file, but NOT the actual shortcut file.

I also tested the CreateRP file and it reacts the same way as the create a restore point shortcut - it will allow me to create one after I "approve" it.

Anyway, I took screenshots of the results of the various steps. The screenshot names are what I did and are numbered in the order in which I did them. (phew!)


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05 Dec 2010   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries. You will just have to move the folder into the C:\Program Files folder first before you will be able to unblock the shortcut on the desktop. See steps 8 to 13 for more on this.
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11 Dec 2010   #73
huntforit

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
unblocked files, still have "open file security warning".

"No worries. You will just have to move the folder into the C:\Program Files folder first before you will be able to unblock the shortcut on the desktop. See steps 8 to 13 for more on this."


Tried the above a million times now and "open file security warning" still pops up even though the vbs file is unblocked. This is on my Windows 7 Starter version netbook. The shortcut works great on my home premium desktop.

I tried the instant create restore point shortcut - see screenshot please - and it does the same thing.

Thank you.


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11 Dec 2010   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Huntforit,

You will always get a UAC prompt for you to click on YES before it will run elevated though.

You could use the tutorial below to create a elevated task shortcut to run the VBS file instead so that it run elevated without giving you a UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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11 Dec 2010   #75
huntforit

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I created an elevated task shortcut and it worked for a different program, but I can't find the executable name in C:\Windows\system32\ to create a system restore point.

What is it, please, or is that a secret?
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11 Dec 2010   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hunforit,

You can create a elevated task shortcut using the VBS file in the tutorial on the first page.
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12 Jan 2011   #77
alfred01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Great Tutorial Shawn. Thank You, David
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12 Jan 2011   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome David. Thank you.
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27 Feb 2011   #79
DShuck

Window 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
System Restore Point Shortcut

Hello;

When I downloaded and and unzipped the first Shortcut creation file (shown below) and executed it I received the following error:

"The system cannot find the path specified"



OPTION ONE
To Create the Shortcut
1. For a Create Restore Point with Description Shortcut
NOTE: See the example above for what you will see when you use this shortcut.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Restore_Point_Shortcut.zip

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