restore points Solved

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
  1. SIW2's Avatar
    Posts : 639
    trying to install win10
       #21

    I have rebuilt entire systems by copying everything out of a shadow copy. It can be done from within winpe. I made my own little thing to do it.

    restore points-nt6rep.jpg

    Now Nir Sofer's shadowcopyview is generally better than my attempt. It also runs in winpe.
    You don't have to rely on windows system restore program to access shadow copies. Shadow copies aren't the answer to everything, but they can be surprisingly useful.


    One of my computers had a crash and none of the Windows advanced troubleshooting options are available using the computer or the iso. Zbook
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,059
    10 Pro retail
    Thread Starter
       #22

    I made the Windows 10 installation stick from the MCT> ISO> Rufus.
    This is another device you are referring to which allows advanced users like you to do many things as above, correct?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 27,228
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #23

    SIW2 ,

    On the web I had had seen a computer that had a recovery from malware using a shadow copy.
    That was the first time that I had seen that reported but did not follow the method.
    If possible please explain how it's done or if you have a link/references please post them.

    When event logs are viewed on computer's to troubleshoot other problems they may display:
    Code:
    Event ID:  25  The shadow copies of volume C: were deleted because the shadow copy storage could not grow in time.  Consider reducing the IO load on the system or choose a shadow copy storage volume that is not being shadow copied.
    Code:
    Event ID: 24  There was insufficient disk space on volume C: to grow the shadow copy storage for shadow copies of C:.  As a result of this failure all shadow copies of volume C: are at risk of being deleted.
    Code:
    Event ID: 35  The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage failed to grow.
    What troubleshooting steps can be done for these?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 10,979
    Windows10
       #24

    I rather disagree about keeping restore points. I simply use Macrium Reflect Free to backup drives periodically, and create interim increment or differential backups. You can wind backwards or forwards as you wish.

    If you have the paid version with Rapid Delta Restore, restoring incremental images only takes a few minutes ansmd is faster and more reliable.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. SIW2's Avatar
    Posts : 639
    trying to install win10
       #25

    If possible please explain how it's done or if you have a link/references please post them.
    Same basic steps as restoring from an image.

    1. Copy the contents to a new drive/partition

    2. Reset the os letter against the volume value

    3. Create boot menu entry

    Access the shadow with Nir Sofer's shadowcopyview program. Copy from there. You can create the Documents and settings link with mklink. Windows directory is very large. Seems to work better copying it bit by bit.

    The minmum to copy:
    Program Files
    Program Files (x86)
    ProgramData
    Users
    Windows
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 27,228
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #26

    How do you find the appropriate shadow copy?
    Once the shadow copy is found what is the next step with this file?
    What pitfalls are there in the restoring of the shadow copy?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. SIW2's Avatar
    Posts : 639
    trying to install win10
       #27

    Fire up shadowcopyview and it lists them, with the dates. Click the shadow you want to highlight it in blue.
    Then in the lower pane, rt click what you want to copy to get the menu. Select "Copy selected files to...." Then it asks where you want to copy to.

    1.You can see the shadow I selected was created on 30-7-2018.

    restore points-scv1.jpg

    2. I rt clicked Program Files (x86), selected Copy Selected Files To......

    restore points-scv2.jpg

    3. Then browse to destination ( in my case D:\ ) , or type it in. Then click Do it!

    restore points-scv3.jpg
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 27,228
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #28

    If the software is not installed and there are problems with Windows are there options without the software?

    One computer had a crash and fortunately I had a backup users and a macrium image.
    Soon I will clean install. This is the first time using Macrium to restore an image.

    Knowing how to use shadow copies may come in handy.
    Not every computer will have this software after a crash or a malware problem.
    So if it is possible to use the shadow copy as a repair tool without the software it may be a great tool to have available.


    Just installed the software and it displayed:

    restore points-shadow-copy-8-1-2018.png
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9. SIW2's Avatar
    Posts : 639
    trying to install win10
       #29

    ShadowCopyView doesn't need installing. It runs as an executable. It can be run from within winpe, as I posted earlier.

    You don't need to include it in your winpe. You can reach down and run it from wherever it is, e.g. on a flash drive.

    If you don't already have a copy handy, then you can d/l it onto a flash drive using another PC.

    Or, if you have a decent winpe, you could use your winpe browser to get it from nir sofer's site. Or there is other software that can be used. I posted a screenshot of something I made myself, for example.

    I have done it a few times. Worked perfectly every time.

    Exactly like this:
    1. Copy the contents to a new drive/partition

    2. Reset the os letter against the volume value

    3. Create boot menu entry

    Number 2 is a complete mystery to most people. I have made something to do it.

    Because I have copied the contents of the Shadow to D, I select D in the dropdown, then click FIX
    restore points-fix.jpg

    It is much too difficult to explain to other people what that does. That is why I made it, so other people can use it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 27,228
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #30

    When you use the windows advanced troubleshooting menu on the computer versus a Windows 10 iso are you using winpe or winre? When is one preferred over the other?

    If not using third party software did you have to download winpe to be able to use the shadow copy?
    Download WinPE (Windows PE) | Microsoft Docs
    Create a WinPE USB or ISO | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Related Threads
Solved Restore points in Backup and Restore
I am running win 10 How do I create restore points on my computer so I can restore to a earlier date Thanks
Restore Points in Backup and Restore
How can I permanently save a restore point. Every time I set one it gets pushed out of the way with automatic updates. How can I stop automatic updates until I complete my restore? I know it shouldn't take that long. But I'm having trouble...
More Restore Points please in Backup and Restore
A couple of months ago I increased the amount of memory available for Restore Points but now see that Current Usage is 222 MB and the Max Usage is at the default of 1% (18 GB) which seems ample for more Points to be stored. In System Properties >...
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...
Restore points in W10 in Backup and Restore
I like to have some kind of safety net - a reinstall is always possible but dull. Restore points are one option but I like to have several options since we know that restore points are very volatile. For the purpose I tried AOMEI OneKey which...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:32.
Find Us