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Windows 7: System Restore

15 Mar 2011   #20
marsmimar

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Hi LouLou. As Tews suggested, Recuva is a pretty good utility if the missing files are files you created (documents, photos, etc.) The more you use your computer prior to running Recuva the greater the possibility that those missing files might be overwritten. So try using Recuva as soon as posisble.

If the deleted files were system files you should be able to restore them by running System File Checker in an elevated command prompt (option two in this tutorial.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


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31 Mar 2011   #21
a511475

windows 7 home pereum 64
 
 

I did this:
1. This can be do to the System Volume Information Folder attributes being set to Read-only.

The System Volume Information Folder is where Vista holds restore points or shadow copies.

For Windows Vista using the NTFS File System.
Click Start then My Computer.
On the Tools menu Then Folder Options.
On the View tab, click “Show hidden files and folders”.
Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change.
Click OK.
Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Properties.
If the Read-only attibutes is checked, uncheck it and click, OK
Now try creating a restore point.
Warning: Remember to hide the hidden System Files when done.

However it will not stay unclecked. When I repeat the process the check mark is there again.
What do I do now?
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31 Mar 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello a511475, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is a system file, you might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help fix what may be wrong.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Apr 2011   #23
a511475

windows 7 home pereum 64
 
 

I ran the file checker and the message was there is nothing to repair. All the files age good. I wonder why the system volume will not accept it when I uncheck "read only"
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01 Apr 2011   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The "System Volume Information" folder is a protected operating system folder, so it will not allow you to. If it's a blue square, then it's not read-only. Only if it's checked is it read-only.
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01 Apr 2011   #25
a511475

windows 7 home pereum 64
 
 

But I thoughy you said to do this:

Quote: Originally Posted by Suranjit Hi,

I am unable to do 'System Restore' in my laptop. I tried but after restarting I got a message like not successfully completed. I have attached a screenshot for that. I tried with different restoring point but not working !!!!!!!!!!

Please let me know if there is any other way to do that.

Thanks,
Suranjit

According to this website (which is actually for Vista, but should apply to 7):

Error message created by System Restore, file backup and Defrag in Windows Vista:

Quote:
1. This can be do to the System Volume Information Folder attributes being set to Read-only.

The System Volume Information Folder is where Vista holds restore points or shadow copies.

For Windows Vista using the NTFS File System.
Click Start then My Computer.
On the Tools menu Then Folder Options.
On the View tab, click “Show hidden files and folders”.
Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change.
Click OK.
Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Properties.
If the Read-only attibutes is checked, uncheck it and click, OK
Now try creating a restore point.
Warning: Remember to hide the hidden System Files when done.

2. This error occurs because the recovery partition is enabled for File Backup or System Restore and is almost full. To work around this, do not select D:\ as a backup source. Also, go to System Protection in Control Panel and make sure that D:\ is not enabled for restore points.

Now I cam confused.
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01 Apr 2011   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

a511475,

Could you give us the exact full error message that you got and what you were trying to do when you got it?

If the read-only box is a blue square and not checked, then it's not read-only. Only if it's checked is it read-only.

We'll see what we can do to help.
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01 Apr 2011   #27
a511475

windows 7 home pereum 64
 
 

first I opened system protection. An error came up said it was turned off. I should click the red it to start the process of turning it on. Then up pops a windoows showing system recovery and configure it for certain drives. In the window shown were the various drive should be pictured. The words searching... cam up. After a few minutes, no drives appeared in the window and an error message came up about something wrong with the properties. Please start again.
Here is a picture of my volume system I think the picture got uploaded. it was a picture of the folder with a lock on it


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01 Apr 2011   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

a511476,

Could you post the exact error message that you got? It's important for us to know exactly what it said for us to be able to help better with it.


For now, double check to make sure these Services below are set this way.


Volume Shadow Copy
  • This service is set to Started and Manual by default.
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
  • This service is set to Started and Manual by default.
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01 Apr 2011   #29
a511475

windows 7 home pereum 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
a511476,

Could you post the exact error message that you got? It's important for us to know exactly what it said for us to be able to help better with it.


For now, double check to make sure these Services below are set this way.


Volume Shadow Copy
  • This service is set to Started and Manual by default.
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
  • This service is set to Started and Manual by default.
yes, but i am doing a norton ghost and it is going to take 24 hours
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