Never More Than 3 System Restore Points Solved

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  1.    01 Apr 2017 #11

    larrymcg said: View Post
    It looks in your File History and in your restore points. I don't use File History for backups so restore points are nice to have so I don't have to mount my external backup disk and look for the file there (I only mount the backup disk when doing backups or restores).
    You are going to be extremely disappointed if you believe that because that is NOT the point (purpose) of a restore point.

    I honestly suggest you research File History, and turn it on if you want previous versions of your files!!!

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       01 Apr 2017 #12

    System restore points are deleted after 17 days (or older) automatically when the system performs maintenance and it will only do this while you are not actively using the computer. I looked into this when I set aside 10% of my drive for restore points and it was nowhere near that limit before older points were deleted.

    Quite different from Windows 7!
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit and ANDROID Lollipop
       10 Apr 2017 #13

    You might find this informative and useful. There is a free utility called Restore Point Creator which as well as creating and deleting them displays storage usage and has other functions, ie. it is what I would call a general Restore Point Manager. Just search for it. If needed I will find the url.
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
       10 Apr 2017 #15

    Bree said: View Post
    No, turning System Restore off and back on again deletes all restore points.
    I have just turned SR off and back on again and all my restore points are still there. However, I still have the unresolved problem that my restore points date back only to the first of this month despite protection having been on since last Summer. (I do use Macrium.)
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  6.    10 Apr 2017 #16

    I have not had 4 restore points in over two years, I do not use it. I use Macrium Reflect to image my Drive every day.
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  7.    23 Apr 2017 #17

    Sure enough, my restore points older than 17 days got deleted. Can't say I like that but I'm sure Microsoft is right!

    -- Larry

    I'm marking this thread solved. Thanks to bumboola for pointing out how this works.
    Last edited by larrymcg; 23 Apr 2017 at 18:53. Reason: additional info
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