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    System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

    System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

    How to Make a 'Create System Restore Point' Shortcut in Windows 10
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    How to Make a 'Create System Restore Point' Shortcut 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 if no other restore points were created in the last 24 hours. You can also create restore points manually at any time.

    This tutorial will provide you with create system restore point shortcuts that will instantly create a restore point with an optional description prompt and success message in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to create and use these shortcuts.

    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.

    You must have UAC set to its default setting for these shortcuts to work.


    EXAMPLE: Create System Restore Point shortcut with description prompt and success message
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    EXAMPLE: Restore point listed in System Restore

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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2, step 3, step 4, or step 5 below for which shortcut(s) you want.


     2. Download "Create Instant System Restore Point" Shortcut

    Note   Note
    This shortcut will instantly create a restore point named Automatic Restore Point in System Restore without prompting for a description or giving you any type of success message. If you didn't get an error, then the restore point was created successfully after a few moments.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Instant_Restore_Point_shortcut.zip

    download


     3. Download "Create Instant System Restore Point" with Success Message Shortcut

    Note   Note
    This shortcut will instantly create a restore point named Automatic Restore Point in System Restore, and give you a successfully completed message when finished.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Instant_Restore_Point_message_shortcut.zip

    download


     4. Download "Create System Restore Point" with Description Prompt Shortcut

    Note   Note
    This shortcut will prompt you to enter a description name for the restore point, then create the restore point. If you didn't get an error, then the restore point was created successfully after a few moments.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Restore_Point_shortcut.zip

    download


     5. Download "Create System Restore Point" with Description Prompt and Success Message Shortcut

    Note   Note
    This shortcut will prompt you to enter a description for the restore point, create the restore point, and give you a successfully completed message when finished.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Restore_Point_message_shortcut.zip

    download

    6. Save the downloaded .zip file to your desktop.

    7. Unblock the downloaded .zip file.

    8. Open the downloaded .zip file, right click or press and hold on either the Instant_Restore_Point (step 2), Instant_Restore_Point message (step 3), or Restore Point Shortcut (step 4), or Restore Point Message Shortcut (step 5) folder, and click/tap on Copy.

    9. Open File Explorer, open the C:\Program Files folder, right click or press and hold on an empty area in the folder window, and click/tap on Paste to copy the folder from step 8. (see screenshot below)

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    10. Open the downloaded .zip file, extract (drag and drop) the Create System Restore Point or Create Instant Restore Point shortcut to your desktop.

    11. 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.

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




    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Apr 2015
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       2015-08-03 #1

    This will work too Shawn.

    Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "%DATE%", 100, 7

    Cheers
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-08-03 #2

    Thank you for the addition.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-08-26 #3

    I finally got to this and opted for the third download with prompt for description and confirmation message popups. When going to right click or double click on the download to extract the files note this will see a brand new folder created where you need to go int and right click on the vbs file itsefl to select the "create shortcut" option and drag that onto the desktop.

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    You won't be able to pin the shortcut or vsb file itself to either the task bar or Start tile area unfortunately. Here I simply drag the shortcut into a folder used for a Quick Bar toolbar option for seeing a jump list from the main task bar itself along with shortcuts for a number of other system functions as well. But as usual the vbs file works reliably!

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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-08-26 #4

    As a workaround, you could add explorer with a space to the front of the target location of the shortcut like below to be able "Pin to Start" and "Pin to taskbar" afterwards.


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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-08-26 #5

    Got to hand it to you again! You continue to come up with the brain storms!

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    Once I added the word "explorer" in on the target line of the shortcut's property and clicked to pin to the Start tile area it wsa instantaneous!

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    The task bar didn't have the room there and why I have Quick Bar quick launch type jump lists in use as usual. But both options to pin there and on the Start were seen as soon as the properties screen's target line in the Shortcut tab was updated. I think a good number of people are going to love hearing about this since they may also want to be able to pin the shortcut rather then simply see it left on the desktop. Good call there! Shawn
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-08-26 #6

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-08-26 #7

    You may want to even edit that into the guide here as well as look into another about how to make things where they can be pinned when first found not to be able to. Since the quick edit on the shortcut target line is effective that could present some interesting opportunities?
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2015-08-27 #8

    The tutorial has been updated so the shortcuts can "Pin to Start" and "Pin to taskbar".
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  9. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       2015-08-27 #9

    That's great! I know a good many looking at it will be glad to see they can pin one of the shortcuts they select. This is one area that I don't think anyone got to previously.
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