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System Restore points

by rapheek / October 17, 2007 2:09 AM PDT

Hi,

Where are the system restore points (files) saved in the computer and how are they named?

Intel Core 2 Duo
Windows Vista Home Premium
1 GB RAM
250 GB HD

Thanks a lot.

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(NT) What OS?
by caktus / October 17, 2007 7:35 AM PDT
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System Volume Information...
by John.Wilkinson / October 17, 2007 7:37 AM PDT
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They are stored in the hidden, system folder System Volume Information, located in the root of your local hard drive. The individual folders are named sequentially (RP0, RP1, RP2, etc). However, under normal circumstances you should never access or modify its contents as you can cause more harm than good.

John

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Whoa
by The ancient one / October 17, 2007 9:50 AM PDT

is this why a number of my recent malware invasions have ended up in the System Volume Information folder - a hidden folder that one should not access. I have not tried to remove it myself but have let AVG remove it.

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Removing malware...
by Papa Echo / October 17, 2007 10:23 AM PDT
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...from restore points. You can't. You have to disable system restore, clean up malware, etc., reboot, reenable system restore, and a new, system point will be created.

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Keep hidden items hidden.
by BrianZachary / October 17, 2007 10:41 AM PDT
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Unless you absolutely know what you are doing, you should always keep your hidden folders and files hidden. They contain critical system files that should not be tampered with, that's why they are hidden, so you don't accidentally mess with or delete them.

If you have hidden files set to show, make them hidden. If you don't know how, ask.

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Restore Point files
by rapheek / October 17, 2007 12:09 PM PDT

Hi all,
Thanks for you answers. I know I can't touch the hidden folders/files. The reason I asked that question is I want to recover my lost restore points. I lost thme after I did a disc cleanup.

Have a good one.

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Recovering restore points.
by BrianZachary / October 17, 2007 1:06 PM PDT
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I could be wrong about this, but I don't think you can recover restore points once they are gone. You'll just have to create new ones. Was there something you needed from those restore point files? They are probably gone for good if the restore point files are gone. Like I said, I could be wrong.

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Restore points
by rapheek / October 17, 2007 10:36 PM PDT

Think I'll just create a new restore point. Thanks for your help.

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