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    Restore Point Context Menu - Add in Windows 10

    Restore Point Context Menu - Add in Windows 10

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

    information   Information
    System Restore uses a feature called system protection that regularly creates and saves information about your PC's drivers, programs, registry, system files, and settings as restore points.

    Windows automatically creates restore points just before significant system events, such as the installation of desktop apps and new Windows Updates, if the last restore point is older than seven days and if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days. You can also create restore points manually at any time.

    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.

    Note   Note
    System protection must be turned on for your Windows drive (ex: C: ) for these shortcuts to work.

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

    Tip   Tip
    How to use Create Restore Point context menu:

    When you right click or press and hold on your desktop on in an opened folder in File Explorer, and click/tap on the Create Restore Point context menu, you will see this dialog below pop-up to allow you to enter a description you want for the restore point.
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    When the restore point has been successfully completed a few moments later, you will see this dialog below pop-up to let you know.
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    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu
    • Option Two: To Remove "Create Restore Point" from Context Menu



    EXAMPLE: "Create Restore Point" context menu
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    Restore Point Context Menu - Add in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Restore Point Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
    To Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu.zip

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    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file.

    4. Open the downloaded ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu.reg and CreateRP-Success_Message.vbs files to your desktop.

    5. Move or copy the extracted CreateRP-Success_Message.vbs file into the C:\Windows folder. (see screenshot below)

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    6. If prompted, click/tap on Continue to approve. (see screenshot below)

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    7. Double click/tap on the extracted Add_Create_Restore_Point_to_Context_Menu.reg file to merge it.

    8. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve merging.






    Restore Point Context Menu - Add in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Restore Point Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
    To Remove "Create Restore Point" from Context Menu

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

    Remove_Create_Restore_Point_from_Context_Menu.bat

    download

    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Right click or press and hold on the .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

    4. If prompted, click/tap on Run and Yes (UAC) to approve.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    w7 , w8.1 , w10
       2015-08-22 #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)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-22 #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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    w7 , w8.1 , w10
       2015-08-23 #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: View Post
    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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-23 #4

    You're most welcome Pietprof. I'm glad it could help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Win10
       2015-08-25 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-25 #6

    Hello Jansi, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    That tutorial has been updated. Please try now.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 451
    Windows 10 Home
       2015-08-25 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,367
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-25 #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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 451
    Windows 10 Home
       2015-08-25 #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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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