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    Location of system restores points windows 7

    Location of system restores points windows 7
    In XP if you use a live cd to boot up in the C drive you can see system folder it’s were all the restore snapshots are kept the higher the number the more recent
    I have used this to manually copy files after renaming to system32/config folder when all else has failed
    My question is where these are kept for windows 7 and Vista
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    Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools> and scroll down for it. You may want to place a shortcut on your desktop. Good luck and also with the Restore Points.
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    You have to enable "system files view" and you'll see System Volume Information folder in your C drive. Restore points are there.

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    Note that access to System Volume Information will be denied. I'm sure that it is possible to mess around with permissions and find a way in, but in my view it is a folder that is best left alone. System Restore is far more reliable in Win7 than it was in XP.

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    I agree...

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    I booted from parted magic, shows all files without hidden or permissions

    I see System Volume Information folder but there is no restore data
    in there?
    just wondering where it is
    in XP it was under restore snapshots
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    This explains it better,


    http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...-location.html


    I doubt anyone will have the answer
    M$ has hidden them somewhere, or radically changed thing
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    I've had the same dilemma. I'm offered only the last two system restore points, usually the same or previous day. Checking "see more restore points" does nothing. I have to read the article Robertw links to. Win 7 has thrown several curve balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artrosch View Post

    Win 7 has thrown several curve balls.
    I'm sure some of it is because of the never-ending cat & mouse battle between Microsoft and malware creators.

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