System Restore only monitors the following file types: .exe, .vxd, .dll, .com, and .sys. If the file you are trying to retrieve is not one of these types System Restore will not be of any help.
I don't use Windows ME, but in XP the way to open System Restore is as follows.
Go Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
To view or to return to a restore point, from the Welcome to System Restore screen of the System Restore Wizard select Restore my computer to an earlier time. Then select the restore point from the calendar in the Select a Restore Point screen. All of the restore points you created and you computer created on the selected date are listed by name in the list box to the right of the calendar.
If System Restore doesn't work you could try using a file recovery program such as PC Inspector
Edited by Budapest, 30 October 2007 - 04:11 AM.