1. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       10 Mar 2016 #1

    Eternal Mystery


    Well, well, well.
    It looks like the mystery of the disappearing Restore Points will remain a mystery forever.
    I am using Windows 10 on a desktpo pc.
    I have reserved 59GB for the Restore Points.
    However, all the Restore Points, both manual and automatically created ones would vanish the next day when I switch on the power and power up the pc.
    I don't have that many Restore Points whether manual of automatic ones at any one time; just one or two manual ones and the same number of automatic ones.
    The fact is that the Restore Points were shown to be in existence proved that they have been successfully created.
    I have been hunting high and low for a solution, even in the Microsoft Community website without any success whatsoever!!!
    Looks like this will be forever a mystery of the IT World.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 49
    10 Pro
       10 Mar 2016 #2

    Surely not a fix but possibly a workaround as I had the same problem.

    I use Restore point creator @ Restore Point Creator | Toms World Tech Blog

    I now get a nice fresh restore point every day.

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  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,569
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       10 Mar 2016 #3

    TomKunzo said: View Post
    Well, well, well.
    It looks like the mystery of the disappearing Restore Points will remain a mystery forever.
    I am using Windows 10 on a desktpo pc.
    I have reserved 59GB for the Restore Points.
    However, all the Restore Points, both manual and automatically created ones would vanish the next day when I switch on the power and power up the pc.
    Hi, have you seen this, for example? Do you have a 3rd party disk maintenance tool set to run automatically?
    Solve the mystery of lost System Restore points | PCWorld
    "I have Diskeeper 10, and it's set it to do automatic defragging, but that couldn't possibly be what’s eating up my restore points -- or could it? "

    Could you have sthg similar going on?

    This also relates, including ref. to 3rd party disk related progs if you read on.. with hints as to Event Ids if you need them..
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2506576

    Then there's dual booting...
    https://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/16960-dual-boot-windows-7-deletes-windows-10-restore-points.html


    Last edited by dalchina; 11 Mar 2016 at 03:34.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       11 Mar 2016 #4

    Datapod said: View Post
    Surely not a fix but possibly a workaround as I had the same problem.

    I use Restore point creator @ Restore Point Creator | Toms World Tech Blog

    I now get a nice fresh restore point every day.

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    Thanks for your reply.
    Yes, I have tried Tom's Restore Point Creator.
    Its sole purpose is to create Restore Points and I have created some Restore Points with it.
    But it also disappeared the same way as those done by the Microsoft Restore Point creator.
    As for the possibility of having the Restore Points deleted by a defrag program, I only recently installed Auslogic Disk Defrag program but the problem of my disappearing Restore Points started way before the installation.
    So, that couldn't be it.
    What is really needed is a Restore Point program WITH the ability to protect the Restore Points created.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,717
    Windows Home x64
       11 Mar 2016 #5

    In that case try something like Macrium Reflect Free

    I wonder, if you use any cleaning software, some tend to delete old restore points.
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  6.    11 Mar 2016 #6

    Ccleaner can remove restore points but you have to actually tell it to do so, it won't do it on its own.
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  7.    11 Mar 2016 #7

    You don't need a program to do this.

    Just run the powershell command Get-ComputerRestorePoint to see what you have; or Checkpoint-Computer if you want to make one.

    The fact that upgrades turns off automatic restore points has been noted repeatedly on these forums.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       13 Mar 2016 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    In that case try something like Macrium Reflect Free

    I wonder, if you use any cleaning software, some tend to delete old restore points.
    No, I'm very chary of such software as it can also clean out the registry!
    Especially now when the Restore Point also went on vaction!
    The restore points being deleted were quite new, having been created about a few days ago.
    This included both manual as well as automatically created ones by Microsoft when an update was being done.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       13 Mar 2016 #9

    lx07 said: View Post
    You don't need a program to do this.

    Just run the powershell command Get-ComputerRestorePoint to see what you have; or Checkpoint-Computer if you want to make one.

    The fact that upgrades turns off automatic restore points has been noted repeatedly on these forums.
    The question is: Why should upgrades turn off automatic restore points or even delete them?
    They were created automatically by Microsoft just in case something nasty turned up during the upgrades!
    Doesn't that defeate the whole purpose of creating them in the first place?
    In fact, I have posed such questions to the Microsoft Community website days ago and is still waiting for a reply!
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  10. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,569
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       13 Mar 2016 #10

    Deleting the system restore points belonging to the previous Windows installation makes complete sense when a major upgrade (like 10586) or an in-place upgrade repair install is performed. They simply would not match the registry then in use.

    As to MS's policy of disabling it- well, that tends to smack of (misplaced) optimism or an intention to deprecate this for some reason. Certainly confusing. Perhaps they intend people to rely instead on the at least equally confusingly named Backup and Restore (Windows 7) instead..
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