restore points

  karmgord 21:43 15 Feb 2009

Where are the restore points stored,have they a file extension?

  harps1h 21:48 15 Feb 2009

Click on control panel/systems and maintainence/system. once there on the left column you will see a tlink 'system protection' click on it and you will see the restore points tab.

  karmgord 21:51 15 Feb 2009

what i needed to know is where on the hard drive the files are stored not how to access them via operating system. Ta

  bluto1 21:58 15 Feb 2009

If you're using XP Start>All Programs> Accessories>System Restore and click on "restore my computer to an earlier time" you'll find a calendar showing them for the current month, they'll be a blacker print.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:00 15 Feb 2009

You cannot get at them using My computer they are protected files in the restore folder for each drive usually a long string of numbers.

A system restore can only be done through windows or from the recovery console.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:00 15 Feb 2009

Restore XP

Boot to the command prompt and type:


Press Enter and follow the on-screen prompts to restore to an earlier date/time

if will not boot to commamd prompt then:

Restore from recovery console

boot from the XP CD. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one.
Now enter the following commands:

CD C:\
CD "system volume information\_resto~1"

You'll see a list of restore point folders with names such as RP1, RP2 and so on. Pick the restore point you wish to use, using the folder date stamps to guide you. Enter the commands:

CD RPx (the restore point you chose)

This takes you into the folder containing the restore point snapshot files. Copy the Registry backups so that they overwrite the existing Registry files.

COPY _Registry_machine_system C:\Windows\System32\Config\System
COPY _Registry_machine_software C:\Windows\System32\Config\Software
COPY _Registry_machine_sam C:\Windows\System32\Config\Sam
COPY _Registry_machine_security C:\Windows\System32\Config\Security
COPY _Registry_user_.default C:\Windows\System32\Config\Default

Type the command exit to close the Recovery Console and restart the PC.

  bluto1 22:02 15 Feb 2009

They are not, to the best of my knowledge, listed in their own file/folder on the hard drive, they are easily accessible where they are.

  bluto1 22:05 15 Feb 2009

I stand corrected. Apologies to all concerned.

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