Windows 10: Is there a system restore feature in W10? Solved

  1.    15 Feb 2018 #1

    Is there a system restore feature in W10?


    Today I somehow deleted an important folder from my desktop, and I am desperate to get it back?
    So is there a system restore feature in W10, if so where is it found, and would it restore my folder?
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  2.    15 Feb 2018 #2

    Yes there is same as W7, bit more convulted

    System Restore Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    I do hope you had it enabled.
    FOR THE MOMENT, being depracted

    Roy
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  3.    15 Feb 2018 #3

    Willabong said: View Post
    Today I somehow deleted an important folder from my desktop, and I am desperate to get it back?
    So is there a system restore feature in W10, if so where is it found, and would it restore my folder?
    First, a bit obvious but just in case, have you checked in recycle bin?

    Also running Recuva may be able to recover files. You would have to create a usb drive with recuva or put it on another drive, and recover files elsewhere than drive that had files so you do not overwrite data you are trying to recover.

    I would not use system restore until you have tried Recuva first as very act of using system restore could wipe data.
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       15 Feb 2018 #4

    In addition, system restore does not include the folders in your user profile "C:\Users\<username>" folder.
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  5.    15 Feb 2018 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    In addition, system restore does not include the folders in your user profile "C:\Users\<username>" folder.
    It is for reasons like this, that (as I have stated before) I have given up using System Restore and now use Macrium Reflect (Home) and incrementals as it is fast, reliable and I know exactly what state pc will be in after doing it. It backups all data on C drive plus any data partitions you choose to backup.
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  6.    15 Feb 2018 #6

    System Protection Shortcut


    Yes, System Restore is still there in Windows 10 and works quite well, but it is a bit hidden.
    For this reason, I create a System Protection folder on the Desktop for people who struggle to easily find it.

    Create a shortcut to C:\Windows\System32\SystemPropertiesProtection.exe on your Desktop and name it System Protection.
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  7.    16 Feb 2018 #7

    Well, not exactly hidden, it's also in same place where it was since XP
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       16 Feb 2018 #8

    In search (Cortana thing at bottom left of task bar), type restore , press enter. Top of the list, click it. Entry says "Create a restore point", but it's the main System Protection panel.
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  •    16 Feb 2018 #9

    Found it and tried it ..... But it failed to work! Error message says: A file could not be found so nothing was changed (tried 3 times with different restore dates, they all failed!)
    Anyway I managed to find an older folder on a removable hard drive that had most of my missing files, so it is not as much of a disaster as I feared!
    I will give Macrium Reflect a try from now on!
    Thanks for the help everyone!
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  •    16 Feb 2018 #10

    Giving MR6 or MR7 a try should mean: making routine full image backups of one's OS and Data partitions onto external media, else that try might become another cry in the dark
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