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Windows 7: Are there disadvantages to doing System Restore in safe mode?

12 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Are there disadvantages to doing System Restore in safe mode?

I understand that doing it from safe mode is NOT reversible; however I have later restore points than the one I plan on trying so it seems that I would NOT be completely stuck with whatever happens from the restore, right??

Need for restore is:
I had started thread on my situation and only rcvd partial advice, so am going to do Windows created System Restore. I have been setting up new Desktop Win 7 pro 64 bit, and had attempted to redirect APPDATA subfolders to a different internal drive. This redirect was only partially successful; in using Windows built-in button to restore locations to default several thousand APPDATA files were deleted. The computer runs and I can use Internet. I have recovered most of the files with RECUVA software, however it seems that trying a restore point is my best option - my only question is whether it is preferable to do the restore in Safe Mode.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

This tutorial should be helpful by Brink.

Safe Mode

warning Warning
If you do a System Restore when the computer is in safe mode, you cannot undo the restore operation. However, you can run System Restore again and choose a different restore point if one exists.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

[email protected] bear, I was already aware of what is in the "warning" as I indicated in my post; tutorial pointed to a few things not mentioned elsewhere on internet so helpful. Seems like there are few drawbacks for me and since my computer is in "poor shape" - not due to malware - running system restore in the simplified environment of safe mode might be my better choice.
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