what so you lose when you use system restore?

  [DELETED] 20:06 10 Sep 2003

i have just used my system restore.

now i thought that by using it i would have losed the letter i wrote and saved today and also the work i done on my new web site as i forgot to back them up.

it just makes me wonder if it did really restore to 3 days earlier even though it said the restore was successfully.

( i had the system busy box come up half way though system restore and when i clicked on end task i thought it would fail but it didn't)
do you think it went ok and should the letter etc. still be there?


  [DELETED] 20:09 10 Sep 2003

Your personal files and settings remain intact - one of the big advantages of System Restore over GoBack.

System restore removes any programs/Windows settings/etc. that have been installed since the time of the date you restore to.

  [DELETED] 20:09 10 Sep 2003

I suppose the only way you will really find out, is to see whether the problem that caused you to use System Restore, happens again.


  [DELETED] 20:09 10 Sep 2003

It only restores system files.

Your Word documents, e-mails and so on will not be lost.

  [DELETED] 20:17 10 Sep 2003

thanks very much everyone


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