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Windows 7: How much disk space is needed for System Restore?

12 Dec 2011   #31

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As with anything to do with the registry you need to know what you are doing and to backup first but yes it sounds useful.

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01 Jan 2016   #32

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I have most of my data on an external drive M: and have turned on system protection for that drive. I have also set up a scheduled task to make sure I have at least one RP per day.

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If you right click on a folder or file and open properties. On the Previous versions tab you get a list of dates for which previous versions exist.

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If you open one of these for a folder it opens in explorer from where you can access and copy any file you chose or the complete folder if you wish. It gives the state of that folder when the RP was taken.

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Sorry, this is a super-old thread and my reply is unrelated (although the thread was helpful, as I'm having problems upgrading to Windows 10 and reverted back to Windows 7 and noticed I have no restore points, so I'm configuring System Restore), but I just wanted to say that your list of books is very cool. I just bought my brother a big bag of secondhand books at two stores across the street from each other in Bemidji, Minn., (Roy's Comics and Games; Books N More) and the latter store was not very organized but had about a dozen Andre Norton books at 50 cents each. The comic store books I bought were between 25 cents and $1.50. Gotta love used bookstores.

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01 Jan 2016   #33
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I would not rely on system restore. That can be very volatile. It is better to make a couple of images if you ever want to go back in time.

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