Create System Protection shortcut in Windows 10  

    Create System Protection shortcut in Windows 10

    Create System Protection shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a System Protection shortcut in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    05 Mar 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Create a System Protection shortcut 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.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a System Protection shortcut that opens directly to the System Protection tab in System Properties in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Download a System Protection Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create a System Protection Shortcut



    EXAMPLE: System Protection
    Create System Protection shortcut in Windows 10-system_protection_in_system_properties.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Download a System Protection Shortcut


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

    System_Protection_shortcut.zip

    Download

    2 Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3 Unblock the .zip file.

    4 Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5 If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create a System Protection Shortcut


    1 Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2 Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesProtection.exe

    Create System Protection shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-1.png

    3 Type System Protection for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create System Protection shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-2.png

    4 If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 72
    windows 10 Insider Preview 16179
       #1

    Add System Protection shortcut to Startup Items


    I have created a shortcut to go to System Protection to turn it on and wanted to know how to add this shortcut to the Startup Items folder which I do not think is automatically created because I have no recollection of ever seeing it.

    thanks,

    Daniel R
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 17,833
    Windows 10
       #2

    djrobison22 said:
    I have created a shortcut to go to System Protection to turn it on and wanted to know how to add this shortcut to the Startup Items folder which I do not think is automatically created because I have no recollection of ever seeing it.

    thanks,

    Daniel R
    Copy the shortcut to:

    C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (current user)

    or,

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp (all users)

    They are both 'hidden' folders, so you'll have to show hidden files, folders and drives in File Explorer Options:

    Create System Protection shortcut in Windows 10-000411.png
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 72
    windows 10 Insider Preview 16179
       #3

    thank you so very much!
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 63,933
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Daniel, :)

    If you like, here's another option for creating a restore point at startup.

    Automatically Create System Restore Point at Startup in Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
      My Computers


 

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