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    Add Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add a Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    04 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add a Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10


    System protection (if turned on) is a feature that allows you to perform a system restore that takes your PC back to an earlier point in time, called a system restore point. This can be handy if your PC isn't working well and you recently installed an app, driver, or update.

    Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points are automatically generated when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and generated when you create a restore point manually. Restoring won’t affect your personal files in your %UserProfile% folder, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was created.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Create Restore Point context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add and use the Create Restore Point context menu.

    System protection must be turned on for at least your Windows drive (ex: C: ) for this added "Create Restore Point" context menu to work.

    If you have Windows booted in Safe Mode, then you will not be able to create a restore point.



    Contents

    • Option One: Add or Remove Create Restore Point Context Menu using a REG file
    • Option Two: Add or Remove Create a Restore Point without UAC Context Menu using a BAT file



    EXAMPLE: "Create Restore Point" context menu
    Add Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10-create_restore_point_context_menu.png






    OPTION ONE

    Add or Remove Create Restore Point Context Menu using a REG file


    How to use Create Restore Point context menu:

    1) Right click or press and hold on your desktop or in an opened folder in File Explorer, and click/tap on the Create Restore Point context menu item.

    2) Click/tap on Yes when prompted by UAC.

    3) You will now see a command prompt open to create a "Manual" system restore point, and automatically close when finished.
    Add Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10-create_restore_point_command.jpg


    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_context_menu.reg

    Download


    3 To Remove "Create Restore Point" from Context Menu

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Create_Restore_Point_from_context_menu.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove Create a Restore Point without UAC Context Menu using a BAT file


    This option was provided by our member Matthew.

    The download .bat files below will add or remove a "Create a restore point" context menu and create or remove an elevated task with highest privileges, so that no UAC prompt will pop up.


    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Create a Restore Point without UAC Context Menu

    Special thank you to Matthew Wai for providing this .bat file option.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_[Create-restore-point]without_UAC_to_context_menu.bat

    Download


     3. To Remove Create a Restore Point without UAC Context Menu

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_[Create-restore-point]_without_UAC_from_context_menu.bat

    Download


    4 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    5 Unblock the downloaded .bat file.

    6 If prompted by (UAC), click/tap on Yes to approve.

    7 If adding, press any key to close the command prompt when it has finished. (see screenshot below)

    Add Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10-bat_file.png

    7 When finished, you can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 3
    w7 , w8.1 , w10
       #1

    "automatic" creation of restorepoint possible?


    dear mr Brink,

    I enjoy very much your scripts in windows 8 and below, i found in the Sevenforums. Is that also possible in w10? And if so, are you willing to produce such a thing? ( excuse my non-native english)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,772
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #2

    Hello Pietprof,

    If you like, Windows will already automatically create a restore point if the last restore point created is older then 7 days.

    The tutorial below can still be used in Windows 10 for scheduled automatic restore points though. :)

    System Restore Point : Create at System Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. Posts : 3
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       #3

    Hello Shawn, Thank you very much for your quick and adequate reply. I remember now again how i did it the first time. I could not find anymore the startup files in w8 and w10. But it works perfect again now. The reason I need this : w7 destroys the restore points of w8 and w10 in a multiboot setup. I need still w8 and w7, due to a sophisticated Flightsimulator settng in w7 and Canon software that does not work correctly in w10. Thanks for your advice, it did help really.








    Brink said:
    Hello Pietprof,

    If you like, Windows will already automatically create a restore point if the last restore point created is older then 7 days.

    The tutorial below can still be used in Windows 10 for scheduled automatic restore points though. :)

    System Restore Point : Create at System Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're most welcome Pietprof. I'm glad it could help. :)
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    Win10
       #5

    Brink said:
    The tutorial below can still be used in Windows 10 for scheduled automatic restore points though. :)
    System Restore Point : Create at System Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Hello Brink,
    The Windows 7 VBS script for creating scheduled system restore point contains code for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. NOT for Windows 10.
    That’s why I assume it does’nt work in Windows 10
    An updated vbs-script for Windows 10 would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,772
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       #6

    Hello Jansi, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    That tutorial has been updated. Please try now.
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       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello Jansi, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)
    That tutorial has been updated. Please try now.
    The Option 2 Remove bat is not working. I finished Step 3 (run as admin) and blank cmd window opens. Item still in context menu.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       #8

    Hello Mrgeek, :)

    Odd, it's still working for me. You might give it a try one more time in case something interfered the fist time.

    If not, then here's a .reg file below to do the same instead. It won't remove the .vbs file like the .bat in OPTION TWO though.

    Remove_Create_Restore_Point_from_Context_Menu.reg
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  9. Posts : 1,650
    Windows 10 Home
       #9

    Thanks, the reg file worked perfectly. I downloaded the orig 'remove' cmd a while back and again today, when I saw you updated the tutorial but neither worked for me. I put the vbs on desktop because I like to create my own frequently. Thanks, as always
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