System Restore Point Shortcut

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  1. Posts : 70,229
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       #70

    huntforit said:
    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?
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Dec 2010 at 16:21.
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  2. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #71

    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!) :)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails System Restore Point Shortcut-1-restore-point-shortcut-location.jpg   System Restore Point Shortcut-2-createrp-unblocked.jpg   System Restore Point Shortcut-3-always-ask-checked.jpg   System Restore Point Shortcut-4-always-ask-now-unchecked.jpg   System Restore Point Shortcut-5-unchecked-always-ask-clicked-open-cannot-find-script-file.jpg  

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  3. Posts : 70,229
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       #72

    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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  4. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #73

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails System Restore Point Shortcut-unblocked.jpg  
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  5. Posts : 70,229
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       #74

    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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  6. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #75

    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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  7. Posts : 70,229
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       #76

    Hunforit,

    You can create a elevated task shortcut using the VBS file in the tutorial on the first page.
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  8. Posts : 1,573
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
       #77

    Great Tutorial Shawn. Thank You, David
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  9. Posts : 70,229
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       #78

    You're most welcome David. Thank you. :)
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  10. Posts : 28
    Window 7 Ultimate (x64)
       #79

    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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