Can't find my system restore points


  1. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can't find my system restore points


    I usually see the restore points created by windows but it isn't everyday backup, so I want to do a daily restore point backups, I went to Task Scheduler>>Windows>>System Restore, there is a task already there, I changed it to be daily at 4am, and It's enabled.
    I check everyday in history and I see that the job is successfully done, but if I go to restore points I don't see any of those backups except the ones which Windows creates randomly or after installations.

    What am I doing wrong? any hint !
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,433
    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
       #2

    Can't get any more restore points even if you check the box at bottom left " Show more restore points "?

    P.S. I create restore points manually in a regular basis. If I install a new program, I'll create a restore point afterwards. If I change a setting, I'll create a restore point. I don't rely on Task Scheduler.
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  3. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    No if I "show more restore points" it shows the old ones, I've been creating those manually, but why the effort if there is a scheduler, unfortunately it's not working with me for some reason!

    billy268 said:
    Can't get any more restore points even if you check the box at bottom left " Show more restore points "?

    P.S. I create restore points manually in a regular basis. If I install a new program, I'll create a restore point afterwards. If I change a setting, I'll create a restore point. I don't rely on Task Scheduler.
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  4. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
       #4

    That task can't be used to make ad-hoc restore points. It is called by the system when it is doing something like installing upgrades that it thinks warrants a restore point. You can schedule it to run but it will not do anything.

    If you want to schedule restore points you can schedule the powershell command Checkpoint-Computer (maximum once per 24 hour period) or you follow this tutorial (and schedule the .vbs which doesn't have that limitation). System Restore Point : Create at System Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. Posts : 520
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #5

    The system only creates automatic restore points if no other restore points have been created for seven days.
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  6. Posts : 35
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks all, I'll stick to manual backup then
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  7. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
       #7

    KasperKyd said:
    Thanks all, I'll stick to manual backup then
    Or you can easily schedule your own task to make restore points daily (or on startup, or whatever you want).

    You just can't schedule the built in SystemRestore task as that isn't what it is for and it will not do anything.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,836
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    How to schedule a script to create restore points. Title specified for Win 7 to 10.

    System Restore Point : Create at System Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

    - a downloadable .vbs script, and how to schedule it (2nd part of the tutorial)
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