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Where on PC is a user-created "restore point" stored?

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    Where on PC is a user-created "restore point" stored?


    Restore Point - Create in Windows 8

    Using the above tutorial I have created a restore point on my Win 8.1 64-bit Laptop. Where is the created restore point stored on my PC?

    I guess I would need to know this if I needed to perform a system restore?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    No.

    Just go here---

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    Or type in ---

    rstrui.exe

    into a command prompt & press Enter.

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    You can also type it into a New Task in Task Manager---

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 29 Dec 2014 at 05:47. Reason: added info
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    Once again, David Bailey to the rescue! Many thanks to "The remover of obstacles"
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Atomcrusher View Post
    Once again, David Bailey to the rescue! Many thanks to "The remover of obstacles"
    Glad you got it sorted out.
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    Restore points are stored in the "System Volume Information" folder in the root of each protected drive. This folder is inaccessible to even an elevated admin account and for that reason Windows Explorer is unable to show it's contents. Do not attempt to defeat this. Improper modification of this folder could have serious consequences for your OS.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do not attempt to defeat this.
    I tried a while back.
    It was hard to get access.
    I didn't change anything.
    Just had a look around.

    There wasn't much there.
    I have System Restore shut off.

    I use Macrium Reflect.
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