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All files/ programs delete and system restore points..Is it possible to restore data?

Q: All files/ programs delete and system restore points..Is it possible to restore data?

Hello,
I turned on my computer and realized that all of my files and programs were missing amongst all restore points. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and no viruses were found. Is there any way to recover the lost data or is it a lost cause. I have a Toshiba, Windows 7, Intel Pentium. I am praying that I can recover this.
Thanks,
Ryan

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Preferred Solution: All files/ programs delete and system restore points..Is it possible to restore data?

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: All files/ programs delete and system restore points..Is it possible to restore data?

Check your user's folder, are you using the same logon account ? Sometimes windows logon fails and you get directed to a temporary account + folders and all your files will seem missing, when instead you are not looking at your previous documents folder.

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I believe it's possible for any defrag program to cause loss of restore points. It has to do with the Volume Shadow Service cluster size






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The System Shadow Copy provider uses a copy-on-write mechanism that operates at a 16-KB block level. This is independent of the file system's cluster allocation unit size. If the file system's cluster size is smaller than 16 KB, the System Shadow Copy provider cannot easily determine that disk defragmentation I/O is different from typical write I/O, and performs a copy-on-write operation. This might cause the Shadow Copy storage area to grow very quickly. If the storage area reaches its user-defined limit, the oldest shadow copies are deleted first.


Shadow copies may be lost when you defragment a volume






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Trick #3: Don't lose your system restore points!

Lost system restore points in Windows are a common complaint with people using disk defragmenters on machines running Vista and later Windows versions. What happens is the defrag operation moves files around causing the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to create snapshots that overwrite older ones and cause restore points to get deleted. If you have VSS enabled on your hard drive, or if you are not sure if you do, the first thing you should do after installing Auslogics Disk Defrag is go to Program Settings - Algorithms and set the program to defragment in VSS-compatible mode. This prevents excessive growth of the VSS storage ... Read more

A:Defragmenter programs can delete System Restore Points

Thanks Bill. Brilliant explication. This will be good to get the discussion going further, attract google hits on the subject, also to link for those reporting or asking about it. I am hearing about this for some months now.

I guess what I'm still wondering is if there is any way to avoid it. That brings up the discussion if defrag is really even needed. I notice Win7 apparently doesn't any longer schedule a weekly default defrag, at least on my installs recently.

I had migrated to Puran for its boot-time defrag after it helped cut a 2 minute startup time in half. But the reports on Puran causing restore points loss are making me reconsider even advising defrag at all.

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Ive been installing a fair amount of stuff onto my laptop and have alot of restore points being made, I just wondered if I could delete any of these points.
 

A:How to delete System restore points

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I turned off system restore and thus deleted my restore points. Can someone tell me if they are sent to the recycle bin, or are they pretty much gone for good?

A:What happens when I delete my system restore points?

Unless you possess a super retrieval system of some kind (I've never seen one), they're gone for good.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that has about 20 System Restore points and I am trying to delete all but the most recent to free up disk space.
When I go to Disk Cleanup and select the option to do so, everything seems to work OK, but when it's finished there is no recovered disk space and the 20 Restore points still appear when I go to System Restore. I have tried starting the computer in Safe Mode and attempting the cleanup, but the same thing happens - the Disk Cleanup routine runs without error, but there is no recovered disk space and the 20 restore points still appear in System Restore.
Since I was getting nowhere with Disk Cleanup, I decided to go to System protection and turn off the system restore on the hard drive, which is supposed to delete all the restore points. I removed the checkmark next to the drive to remove System Restore, got the warning that I was about to remove System Restore and delete all the restore points and told it to go ahead and it finished. The same thing however, no recovered disk space and all the restore points still exist in System Restore. I turned System Restore back on by re-checking the box.
I am perplexed as to why I am unable to delete the System Restore points by either of the methods mentioned above. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I am running Vista Home Premium 64 bit on a hard drive that is partitioned into two drives, a working drive and a system recovery drive.

A:Can't Delete System Restore Points

hey download tune up utilities

google is ur friend

then go to free up disk space. it will scan .for stuff like sytem rstore points

if i helped gimmie some rep plz

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I understand that keeping old system restore points in WinXP clutters up the hard drive. I would like to delete some of my older ones that are no longer of any value but can't determine how/where to delete them.
 

A:(Solved) Delete System Restore Points

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In System Restore I have three ?System Image Restore Points? classification type ?Backup? All three go back to 2014 and are of no use to me anymore. I have tried to Delete them using the Delete button in System Restore but they always remain listed even after all my other Restore Points have gone.

Anyone know how I can delete these three images.

Thanks

Jan

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Hi, I use Win 7, 64 bit and have some System image Restore points with type as Backup. I have tried to delete the same by cc cleaner etc. But the problem is that these system image restore points do not show up in CC cleaner. I can only see them when I go to Control Panel--Recovery--Open system restore--show more restore points. The description is " system Image Restore Point" and type is backup.

I was wondering whether I can delete these without effecting my ability to execute system image restore in future and how much of GB do they utilise?

I have nearly 4 of them way back to July 2011 and would like to recover my HDD space if I am not going to get adversely affected.

I also use Macrium reflect disk imaging and backup software and are these points related to the Macrium software by any chance.

Thanks.

A:System Image restore points--How to delete

Have you checked System Properties?



You can always delete unwanted restore points by switching system restore off, rebooting your computer, and then re-enabling system restore if you still want to use it.

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Not sure when this issue started, so not sure if this has anything to do with XP Pro SP3. System Restore appears to function normally until attempt to restore. Select restore point > confirmation screen, click next > result = stays on confirmation screen. No cpu activity. Disabled SR and tried to re-register dll's. Was only able to re-register srclient.dll. Other dll's report loaded but "DllServerRegister point not found. . ." Suggestions please.

A:System Restore runs, creates restore points, but can't restore

Hello & welcome to TSF,

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, restart the computer. If the error still occurs, search the hard drive for the presence of the Wininit.ini file, and then rename it. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
scanreg /fix

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Is there a facility in Vista to delete seemingly orphan restore points ? I upgraded to Vista from XP last year and I've noticed I have around 8Gb of disk space in my system volume information directory. All of the restore points in this directory are dated prior to the date of the upgrade. I've tried all of the usual mechanisms of deletion via postings out there on the internet, e.g. disabling/re-enabling restore points, using the disk clean up utility and even attempting to give myself write access to the folder (which I don't believe is possible in Vista). The files simply will not go away !

Somebody else out there must be seeing this This problem is driving me nuts.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Mike.
 

A:Solved: How Do You Delete Orphan System Restore Points ?

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Every time I empty my recycle bin, all my system restore points are deleted. WHY?

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A:any programs to auto create system restore points?

Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. You can also create a restore point manually.

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REFERENCE: MS Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2, fully-updated.

Okay. I've struggled for several (wasted) hours, but MS has made it impossible (or, extremely difficult) to:

1. Remove or Delete some (not all) of my previous "manually-entered" System Restore Points.

(Note for #1: MS offers only a single choice to remove old Restore Points, and that is to remove every one of them! That's absurd. I want to keep at least the last 3 Restore Points).

2. I want to find out where MS hid them on my C:\ drive.

(Note for #2: I have turned on 'show hidden files,' 'show system files,' and 'show complete path,' (in Windows Explorer options), but the lame Windows Search program finds nothing! While scanning my complete hard disk with my antivirus program, I saw the path (a couple of weeks ago) to where they were, but it scanned so quickly, I couldn't determine the exact folder path to the 'saved' restore points). I tried again today, but never saw the path info again. Geeesh!

The reason I want to do this is because my hard disk drive is low in available space, and those many backups are using way too much space for no good reason.

I even tried regedit and looked for "System Restore" and it wasn't any help to me. Of course, I do not want to remove things from the registry, manually. I looked there only to see if I could find the path to where the backups were being hidden.

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A:WinXP Home/SvcPk2 - How can I delete/remove SOME old System Restore points?

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I have viewed several threads and cannot find one that even comes close to the disaster I experienced last night. I downloaded a simple "free" software program called VideoPad that I thought was safe. I installed it and while it was running left the computer for a bit. When I returned it was eating my hard drive. I had no error messages, i could just see icons disappearing from my desktop.

I turned the computer off, unplugged the battery. When I restarted it was too late. Almost everything was gone, all my installed programs including all MS Office, Outlook, all photos, music, etc.

I checked my memory capacity and had remembered that I had about 120 Gigs of storage left on my HD. Now I have 393 left. Something is wrong.

I attempted to do a restore but when I opened the utility, it said that there were no restore points available.

When I click on Start and attempt to find any document or file or photo, nothing is found. If I type in the subject of an email, it will display it but when I click on it, nothing opens,of course.

My security programs were Webroot and McAfee. McAfee is still there but Webroot is gone. I did a McAfee scan and it says that my system is secure.

My Op system is Windows 7 64-bit. I have since re-installed Outlook, Office and a couple of programs for work. But, the files are still missing. I cannot find programs like Skype or Internet Explorer.

Please help if you can.
 

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When does System Restore delete "old" System Restore Points?

A few days ago, there were 3-4 SR points in the list.

Today there is only 1. Nothing significant has changed on the system.

A:When does System Restore delete "old" System Restore Points?

I have no idea on the timing. This might give you a better idea how things work.
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

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Help.  My files were somehow encrypted.  I ran malwarebytes and it cleaned up the system, but I am still unable to access my files.  I attempted to run a system restore, but it's saying no points are available.  What can I do? 
 
 
Computer Info:
 
Custom build running Windows 7 Ultimate, intel core i5-2500k @ 3.3Ghz and 8gb of ram. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESULTS OF 1st MALWAREBYTES SCAN:
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 9/8/2015
Scan Time: 7:36 PM
Logfile: scan log 1.txt
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.1.8.1057
Malware Database: v2015.09.08.07
Rootkit Database: v2015.08.16.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 7
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Julio
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 537835
Time Elapsed: 18 min, 41 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 3
Trojan.Miuref, C:\Users\Julio\AppData\Local\Temp\{A37B38CD-F133-4032-9C75-E87FC89570AE}\TMPA37F.tmp, 9984, Delete-on-Reboot, [35420924abe00135a1d4eb6f53b29769]
Trojan.MalPack.VB, C:\Users\Julio\AppData\Local\Temp\{1B4F6A5F-0BF0-4B5F-8158-36F07896EA79}\TMPC3FE.exe, 18472, Delete-on-Reboot, [c5b23bf27b10fc3a7452a535cf320ef2]
Spyware.InfoStealer, C:\Users\Julio\AppData\Local\Temp... Read more

A:Files encrypted. No system restore points available.

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in System restore on Vista laptop.
Manually created restore points disappear after a short time.
The following are the figures relating to System Restore;
Used Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Allocated Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Maximum Shadow Copy storage space 3 GB
Every time I try to increase the allocation the Maximum storage space increases but not
the allocation, and I get a message saying
Successfully resized the Shadow Copy storage association.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

A:Automatic Restore Points No Longer Being Created In System Restore On Vista Laptop

I find this often happens when there are disk read errors. Try doing a chkdsk /r then retry creating a restore point.

Check Disk - chkdsk

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I wanted to see what was in some of the restore points of 2005,
so I restored back to a previous date and found software,
photos and things that I thought had been completely erased.
Is there a way to completely erase everything that is in system restore?
 

A:Solved: Can System Restore in XP be wiped clean of all previous restore points?

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I have 8gb of space allocated to System Restore, all monitoring my C partition only. This space is always at least 85-90% used according to the System Protection screen. In the past I have had at least 15 restore points to choose from after ticking "show more restore points." But today I went to do a restore and there were only 7 points, despite almost the full 8gb allocation being shown as nearly full, as usual.

This is happening despite relative consistency in the size of my C partition at about 60gb. As always, I have the "restore system settings and previous versions of files" option chosen. And I've checked to ensure none of the drive's other partitions were inadvertently added to monitoring.

I've had Windows 7 for about three months, and saw a similar situation about two months ago. At that point I turned off System Restore and turned it back on, and things returned to normal. But now it's happening again, and this time I don't want to lose the Restore Points I currently have. Besides, the fact that this is happening makes me both curious and uncomfortable.

I've been creating 60% of my restore points manually. Is it possible those, for some reason, use a lot more space than automatically-generated points?

Would appreciate any ideas on what could be going on, and how to address it.

A:Allocated System Restore space holds far fewer restore points now

I suspect that one of your more recent restore points is taking more than the usual amount of space. This can vary widely. This could be due to a newly installed application or some kind of update.

On the few occasions I have used system restore it has always been the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely it is that the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves.

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My comp has been experiencing several problems and is running poorly. I bought an external HD, completely backed up everything important and was about to run a system restore as I had created a manual restore point following the resolution of previous problems. The link to the thread is found below.

However, when I use the system restore wizard, I can only select November 8th, 9th, and 10th...and today is the 10th. I created the manual restore point back in March 2006. I cannot change the month and I have no idea where to find manual points.

Could someone please help me find the restore point I created when my computer was working perfectly?
http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...s/453201-solved-persistent-spyware-virus.html
 

A:Solved: System Restore: Finding Manual Restore Points

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My last automatically System Restore Point automatically created by the passage of time was created 2013-01-23.

No further automatic system restore points are being created (that means not ever, not daily, not weekly, simply no longer created automatically by the passage of time since last January).

I do not see restore points automatically created by other programs, like Acronis 2014 or Kaspersky KIS 2014 which I installed last week. (But the problem goes way back to January, so these new versions are obviously not involved.)

System restore points are still automatically created by Windows Update and by nVidia driver updates.

System restore points can still be created manually.

The SR task is present in Task Scheduler.

SFC /SCANNOW found no problems.

System Restore is still turned on.

There is free disk space for restore points.

The computer is a Dell Studio 9000, aka XPS 435T, core i7 960.
Windows 7 Home Premium with all the standard Windows Updates.
KIS 2013, now KIS2014
Acronis 2013, then 2014, and currently uninstalled.

A:System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Restore Points

Hiyya Keith mate run a chkdsk as well as the sfc you have done already and also these I know you have Kaspersky and so do I (2013) but I still pick up malware with the links .

Disk Check

download the ADW from bleeping computer and if you have CCleaner the run a clean up don't forget to save the cookies that you have that use passwords for site s you need and the registry check any faults back them u before you fix.


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

CCleaner - Download > download from piriform - you probably have but if not....

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I work with a large software suite. The installer for this suite is really just a collection of many stand-alone installers.

If SR is on when I run the installation, it takes a very long time. Additionally, since this is a collection of other installers, SR is somewhat useless to use as a roll-back, since all of my RPs get replaced with intermediate points from the uber-installer.

The company itself suggests turning off SR so that things won't take so long.

Last time I installed this, something went wrong. I was unable to use or uninstall this software, and I was unable to roll-back the system since the SRs were gone.

Currently, my method is to create a full system backup before I run this installer. A pain in the neck.

Is there a way to save my RPs and then turn off SR while I run this? If something goes wrong, I could then apply the saved RP? Mainly, I am concerned about customer systems where I won't be able to create this backup.

Also, while I appreciate any comments or suggestions about the pain-in-the-neck software suite, there is truly nothing I can do about that. They are getting better with each release, but in the meantime I am stuck with it.

Thanks!

A:Can I Pause/Turn off System Restore WITHOUT losing restore points?

If you turn off system restore you will lose all restore points.



As far as I know there is no way of saving them and reinstating them if you switch system restore back on.

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Hi People,

I have system restore enabled for C: but not for the D: (which in my case is a recovery, as it came from the factory). I have not enabled that to be part of the system restore point creation. BUT STILL, every time there is a system restore point (either scheduled or manual) being made for C:, it also seems to create a restore point for D:. How is this possible?? Is there somewhere I could select the disks specifically other than the control panel>system>system protection?? Because here, only C: is checked.. but still restore points are being created for D:. Of course, when I uncheck the box next to D: and apply, it removes the restore point and it even asks me if I want to turn off restore point creation for that disk. I say yes, but then it comes back out of nowhere.



Thanks for any inputs/solutions. Cheers.

A:System Restore Erratic - Restore Points On Disk "not" Selected

*bump*

Anyone people??

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For some reason my System Restore function isn't automatically creating (or isn't showing) System Restore points as it should be doing for "major" system events (e.g., isn't automatically creating restore points before/after Windows Updates and software/driver updates). I'm not sure if it isn't creating the restore points at all, or if it's just not displaying them as available restore points.

Another piece of the puzzle - I've manually created restore points at various times, and they have initially shown up on the list of available restore points as expected. However, when I looked at the list today, the restore points I created manually have Disappearead! I'm certain that I didn't delete them. I've selected every option I can think of to show me a complete list of available restore points, but no luck getting them to show up on the list. Also, my "Current Usage" is listed as "0 bytes", even though a few restore points are showing on the list. All of this makes me wonder if the system is creating the restore points, but just saving them in a way that makes them "invisible" to the System Restore utility.

Here's what I've done so far:
- Double checked my System Restore/Protection settings, and my system drive (C: ) is definitely set to "ON".
- Checked the System Restore configuration, and it's set to "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"
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A:System Restore isn't creating (or saving?) restore points properly

How often do you defrag and what program do you use for defragging?

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Hello everyone, not sure why but I get an error every time I open the System Restore. I rarely have to use a restore point as I regularly maintain my computer and check for viruses and malware, but I would like to have the option just in case. When I open System Properties, and click the System Protection tab, I get this error and am unable to create a Restore Point. Attached is a screenshot and a DxDiag.txt. Any insight to this problem would be helpful, perhaps I have some windows feature disabled that I might need enabled, I am not sure. I recently did a complete reformat of my hard drive and a fresh install of Windows, maybe two months ago, and somewhere along the line I must have removed/disabled something I need for System Restore. Even third party maintenance software is unable to create restore points, such as TuneUp Utilities 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, and UVK. I'm sure the fix for this is simple, I am just unaware of it. Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Error, Unable to Create Restore Points

You have Tuneup Utilities? Have you looked at this?

System Restore Error 0x81000203 (Below solution at end of this mesage did not work)

Here is some other info as well including the Turbo mode problem

System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Community

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Since upgrading system restore is not creating restore points automatically. I have to create them manually and then they are being deleted automatically every 3 - 7 days. I tried allocating more disk space to restore but that has done no good. I also use an uninstaller program which used to create restore points but although it tells me it is it's not! I feel very vulnerable now only having a week's worth of restore points - there have been times I've been glad to be able to restore back a few months! Never had trouble before the latest upgrade and haven't knowingly changed any settings. Be very grateful if anyone can solve this for me. Thanks Flissa

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After Tuesday's Windows update I couldn't boot into Windows and loaded my system repair disk planning to roll back to a restore point from the day before. But, the restore wizard couldn't find any restore points. I know my system does it daily and I did a manual one a week prior just to see if it would work and show up. It did.

So, my question is, if the wizard can't find the restore points am I hosed, or is there some other way to point the system to them.

TIA

A:System restore doesn't show any restore points - but they exist

What is your Computer doing when you try to boot...i.e. What happens?
Does the Monitor show anything?
Can you get into the BIOS?

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Hi

I have windows vista (32bit) and have been having problems with system restore recently. When I try to use system restore it tells me that I have no restore points. I can make manual restore points but there are no automatic points and when I next try to use system restore often the manual restore points I made previously have disappeared!

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:System Restore Won't Generate Restore Points Automatically

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Hi, I need your help.

I'm running a Windows 7 64 bit.

Last week I was going through my game folders and renaming a few of them and adding more info (my folders were a mess, organization wise). I also installed some older games I had on hard drive, to see if I want them anymore. So quite a bit of installing and uninstalling was happening, like say 20 games or so in a week.

Then yesterday one old game would not uninstall (not showing up in control panel list of programs), and so I decided to use system restore as a way to uninstall it. I restored the system to about four days prior...then a weird thing happened. Some of my folders were divided in two, the folder with the old name and another with with the modified name. Like if originally had a folder named "chess games" which had couple days ago during my reorganizing effort renamed to "Fritz Chess 9", now I had both! But they were not exact copies. What was contained in the original folder was now randomly divided between these two folders, like one subfolder in one and the rest in the other.

Also, the there were other folders that some of the actual content was missing. Like the ISO file. If I have 50 game folders, about 15 were affected, either in the sense of having duplicates or having game files missing. I am not sure but I think this happened only (at least mostly) to folders that I had changed the title of recently. The other ones were fine.

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A:Folders changes & system restore points gone after weird restore!

It appears to me something happened when you did the System Restore. I would try that again to the same date and see if it gets rid of all the divided folders. I have never heard of anything like that. Let us know what happens.

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Hello everyone,

I have a repeat problem that I cannot explain: My system creates system restore points just fine (at least, the ones I create manually and can confirm that they are there), but they vanish upon restart.

I have a Toshiba Satellite P750 running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I discovered this issue for the first time in November 2012 when my computer had a hard crash. That was when I learned that it was deleting my restore points. I was forced to do a factory reset. After that, System Restore functioned normally--for a while. Then it began eating restore points again.

About a month ago, I had to do ANOTHER factory reset. Again, System Restore started working--creating and keeping restore points. But just a few weeks into a "brand new" system and they're completely gone again.

I can't understand why this keeps happening even after factory reset.

This is a problem I've investigated multiple times over the last few years and haven't found a solution for yet.

Does anyone here have any advice?

Thanks!

A:Laptop eats System Restore Points--even after out-of-the-box restore

I have had similar problems in the past with System Restore (the restores points don't get lost, they just don't always work) so I turned it off and just depend on imaging now, using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect). I've yet to have an image fail to restore.

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it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.

A:Windows XP System Restore not saving restore points

See if this Information helps.

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Hi,
Athan had asked me to create a restore point yesterday to check if my computer was still showing the restore point after a reboot. I did this and after the 1st reboot, it was fine, my restore point was stored. But i opened the system restore today, and its gone again!!!

So, i ran the disk cleanup on all the drives and deleted the restore points. After this, i created another restore point and i called it 'test2'. Everything was fine just like the 1st restore point i created and then, after a couple of reboots, NO RESTORE POINTS AGAIN. I just updated my BIOS and there is a restore point created for this by my computer, but dont know for how long it will be there

PS: I have a HP laptop, and they dint provide a Windows CD, but created a partition D:\ [HP_RECOVERY] which I am supposed to use incase of a system crash. But this drive is full, and I am unable to make any backup disks. Just letting u know cause this might be the problem
 

A:Solved: HELP! System Restore still not storing restore points

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I have a problem with System Restore only keeping restore points 5 days back at the most. So for example, the oldest restore point I have currently is from September 6, 2007. I've had this Vista x64 install for around a month now. I should have restore points dating back to about August 1st or so.

I've got plenty of HD space too......around 500GB free I believe so that's not an issue. I don't have any viruses. I bet this is an easy fix, it's just that I don't know what that is. Vista is supposed to automatically make restore points every day doesn't it? According to this post at this site, Vista is supposed to save restore points for around 136 years. http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread82418.html

While I don't need it that long, I'd like it save them for around 6 months to a year or even whatever the default is supposed to be. I had a problem with a Windows update about a month ago. I think it was a security update or something. Anyway, I don't know which one or why, but it borked my system and I couldn't even boot, not even in Safe Mode. So I put the Vista x64 DVD in and went to use System Restore and I didn't have any restore points. I had no other choice than to reinstall Windows. I just want to know why it's doing this and how I can stop it before I have to use System Restore again and I have to reinstall again.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:System Restore Deleting Restore Points Automatically....

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Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

Double check to make sure that System Protection is turned on for your Windows drive.

Next, use the free program CCleaner to see what it shows for what restore points you may have like below.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi, All,

In my Win XP Pro SP1 installation, my System Restore has a very erratic "memory." It usually only remembers restore points from a few days back, and often times forgets all of my restore points. Even though I regularly create manual restore points (install apps, etc.), they never seem to be available more than a day or so after I create them.

My settings look like this:

Turn off System Restore on all drives: NOT checked
My C: drive: Monitoring
Max disk space: 3.6GB (12%)
My D: drive: Monitoring
etc.

I've also examined the registry (HKLM\Soft\M$\WinNT\CV\SysRest, blah blah) and the keys look good (at default values). Any idea why my System Restore is so brain dead?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

---Jason
 

A:WinXP: System Restore loses restore points?

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1. Computer: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit, 298 GB HD

I used this laptop to get access to internet to repair my home computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit). First I messed permissions on home computer and then also on this laptop. Windows installer didn't work on any of them. I managed to repair it on Windows 7 Ultimate with gpedit.msc and installer was fine. However, permissions still weren't. So I gave a try subinacl.msi and reset.bat. It did repair some but not all of the permissions to default. I therefore decided to do a system restore. It took for over two hours and then came up with 'not enough disk space'. I decided to do it again, however, this time a message 'no system restore points have been created' appeared. I knew there are system restore points as I had seen them two hours back. I thought it was something with permissions. So I took ownership of SVI, giving SYSTEM and Administrators full control. I also checked HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Reliability.

I also started and set to automatic the following services:
Windows Event Log
Windows Volume Shadow Copy

The right drive was selected for the restore point.

Is there any thing/service I missed?

SVI is set to 'read only for the content' and I have selected the right hard drive to make system restore on. The selected one is C:\ with OS on it and the other one is F:\ which has system protection off. Is that ok?

Should I add some more permissions to SVI (LOCAL SERVICE, NETWORK SERVICE)... Read more

A:System Restore enabled but no restore points created

Help anyone?

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Hello everybody

Finally finished the project I started, because I found that if I wanted to run System Restore on my computer ( with Windows Vista ), it took ages before it opened.
The tools provide the ability to run a Restore Point,
without the standard interface of System Restore.
Please read the readme file for more info.

Kind regards
Sweet

A:Run Restore points without the standard interface of System Restore

Yet again another nice tool Sweet

Tom

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Hello everyone

I recently ran Advanced System Optimizer 3 and optimized my system in a hurry. Without thinking and to my regret, I did not manually create a system restore point before doing this.

I have noticed several changes (albeit non-major but nonetheless uncomfortably different) with my use.

1. Certain thumbnails/links which are supposed to have images on them now appear to be broken (that paper torn in half sign instead)

2. Hotmail's autocomplete whenever you start typing an email addresses' first few words no longer functions.

I have yet to discover more irregularities but as far as I know Advanced System Optimizer must have removed or deleted something after I clicked optimize now which is causing all these.

I tried to system restore it to a time before I actually ran the optimization which was about 9 am on 9th of November 2011 but all I see is an 11 am restore point on the same day in the restore point list. When I click show me more restore points, it does not show me more but remains with just the 1 point which I've said.

Is my case already a goner and it's already too late to turn back or is it possible to somehow access more previous restore points? It would be better still to access a 8th of November 2011 restore point (which again presently shows only the 9th of November point and nothing else), BEFORE I did a scan of the system even and just revert everything to how it once was.

A:System Restore not showing more restore points after clicking the box

Here's a follow up to my case, I've managed to solve problem no.1 as I found out that it occurred in almost all websites I tried to access. It mainly showed the HTML coding instead of all the usual colours and decorations. So what I did was hold shift and click refresh and it solved everything including the thumbnail not appearing issue. Apparently after doing this everytime I returned to those sites it didn't give any problems.

The Hotmail issue still persists though. I am quite an email heavy user and find this quite annoying. Whenever I click reply, it's as if I'm composing a completely new email with no address in the bar, no RE: subject and no previous incoming email which I can refer to in replying that email. The autocomplete email address email still persists.

Any help on this?

Edit: It all eventually solved itself.

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System Restore is no longer creating automatic restore points. All the necessary services are set to automatic, ie: task scheduler, volume shadow copy, microsoft software volume shadow copy, windows backup, and remote procedure call.

I tried disabling SR, then performed a disc cleanup, rebooted, then enabled SR. All that did was enable me to create ONE system restore point ONLY. If i try to create an additional restore point, I get the following error message:



Help!!

abe

A:System Restore not creating automatic restore points

Hi,

You might want to try






Quote:
Do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Are any third party backup programs installed on your computer?
Verify if these two services are started and running on your computer. If it’s not started, start the services and check if you can create a system restore point.

a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup

Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.

You can check this information from services.msc. To do this follow the steps below:

a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.


From many users facing the same issue, turning off system restore for the hard disk on which Windows is installed and turning it back on seems to have solved the issue.
You may try the same.


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Firstly, I can only create manual restore points in System Restore but they usually disappear
overnight and, as a novice, I am at a loss to understand this.
 

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Hi;

Brand new laptop running Vista 32-bit. Went to verify that System Resore was periodically creating restore points, and despite the app appearing to be set-up correctly, there are no auto restore points listed- just the ones generated by various software chages. Any suggestions what's going on because as mentioned, the feature is active- just not automatically establishing restore points-

Many thanks in advance
Webz
 

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Why does system restore only shows the two restore points where I backed up my computer to my external drive. And If I try to restore that, then it says, The backup drive could not be found. How would that matter though? I mean I only backed up my system to an external drive. I didn't create a system restore point to my external hd.

I created a manual system restore earlier today and now it's gone for some reason.

A:System Restore only shows limited restore points

So I created another manual restore point in System Restore but now it's also gone. Can someone help me with this, please?

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I have seen numerous people are having this problem but I have not been able to find a solution that works for me. I figured I would post my own problem and maybe somebody could recommend a solution.

I have been trying to use Windows System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created several restore points on my own but when I restart and run the program, it says I have no restore points available. I have 40 gb allocated for restore points and have used less than 10 percent of my hard drive space.

does anybody know of any good process to follow that will fix this issue and make System Restore usable.

Thanks a lot.

A:Windows 7 System restore problem no restore points

Have you tried ticking show more restore points?

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Hi,
I just found out about the files that Microsoft uses to store information which leave tracks behind of internet activities even after you clear your IE history and cookies cache. Anyhow, I found a utility that deletes them but I seem to loose my System Restore points. It wipes them clean and I am left with none. Before I downloaded this utility I deleted the index.dat manually following some web sites instructions and the same thing happened. All System REstore points gone. Is index.dat and System restore somehow connected? Or is it just Microsoft's revenge for me finding the files and deleting them? Heh heh.
Thanks for your help.
Angie

A:removing index.dat files affecting System Restore points

Can't see the link myself...what utility are you referring to?

I delete my index.dat's on a daily basis and it has no knock on effects to other programs. However, I don't use System Restore anymore but when I did the points were active after index.dat deletion but it all depends on how you delete them. I use batch files to do it but there are other ways such as logging off and onto another admin account then browsing to your profile and deleting them plus tools such as Unlocker and/or moveonboot can do it...usually by a reboot or restarting the explorer.exe shell.

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I recently tried to back-up my files onto an external hard drive after having a few problems/errors with certain applications with the intention of re-formatting my PC, however i've come across numerous other problems in the process!

I've noticed numerous files would not transfer to the external hard-drive due to the files being corrupted. I tried to run a chkdsk to see if it would mend the corrupted files but the chkdsk would not run due to an error which was supposedly caused by recently installed software and it recommended doing a system restore.

I attempted to do a system restore, however for some bizarre reason it was turned off resulting in having no system restore points!

I'm currently in the process of backing up whatever is salvageable until i can try and fix this issue. I came across a folder which once was full of PSD (photoshop) files but an error pops up saying that the file or directory is corrupt and unreadable. It says the folder is empty with 0 bytes.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this issue?

Thank You,
Marie
 

A:Solved: Corrupted files, chkdsk not working, no system restore points!

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I wanted to do a system restore, preferably to a date about two months previously, but my choices through Windows 7 were only back about a week! This isn't nearly long enough ago, but it apparently is all I have, so it's no good. I'm not wanting to do this for some future date - I need to do it now to address an issue. But going back a week won't do it for me.

Is there a way to tweak the system in order to get back further in time, or is it too late for that?

A:System restore - I need earlier restore points

It is too late Windows 7 deletes old restore points to make room for new ones. Try increasing the space the restore points will be allow to be stored. Why are you wanting to perform a system restore is there an issue with you Windows?

But I see you have xp on your profile are you running Win7 or XP?

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