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Windows 7: How can Restore Points be created on a separate logical hard drive.

07 Jun 2018   #1
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit
How can Restore Points be created on a separate logical hard drive.

Using a 3TB Hard Drive, partitioned as a full 2TB's as the C: drive and the remainder as the D: drive, can Restore Points be created on the D: drive?

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07 Jun 2018   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hi Mike,

Yes you can create restore points for a D: drive, under System Protection tab select the device from Protection Settings list and then select Configure.
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07 Jun 2018   #3
Mike Lynch

Windows-7 Pro 64Bit

I believe you might have misunderstood my question.

I edited my question to make it more clear.

I do not want to create a Restore Point for the D: Drive, I want to create a Restore Point on the D: Drive.
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07 Jun 2018   #4

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Appologies, I think I was slighted by the how at the beginning of your question!

I'll say it again:

Start Menu > type create restore point in search box, and select . Enter UAC if any.
In list of available drives highlight D: drive. Then click on Configure.
Turn on System Protection by selecting one of the two available radio buttons.

Then, adjust the slider to allocate Disk Space Usage.

That should create scheduled restore points on the D: drive.
Hope that helps!
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07 Jun 2018   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

No, restore points created of C can only be stored on C.
Server editions allow you store shadows elsewhere, but not the regular consumer editions.

One possibilty is to make a system image and store it on D.

During the first system image creation, all blocks that contain data are stored in a .vhd file on the target.
(You would select D as the target ).

The next time a system image is created, only new and changed data is written to the .vhd file, and old data is moved out of the VHD and into the shadow copy storage area. (That shadow copy storage area will be on D)

Using a system image backup as restore point

System images can also be used for the purpose of System Restore. Essentially, System Restore will extract just the system files from the image and use it like any other restore points. This allows you to potentially roll back to a much earlier point in time, and also an option to perform a less intrusive recovery. These system image-restore points, if available, can be found in the System Restore UI by selecting “Show more restore points”, with the restore point type indicating that it’s from a backup.
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