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Saving Restore Points In Windows Xp


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#1 chzuck

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 06:09 AM

Recently I lost all my restore points when Antivirus XP 2008 got into my computer. I there any way to save just the restore points and if so, how would I install them if I lost the restore points?

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:03 AM

Hello chzuck,

The restore points for system restore are like files in the recycle bin, once they have been emptied they are gone. If you have system restore enabled the computer will begin making new restore points.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:52 AM

Is there any way to backup these new restore points so that if a virus or malware wipes them out, I will still have them and how would I reinstall that restore points backup?

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:56 AM

It is possible to make a backup of the system restore folder, but this would be problematic. New restore points will be created everyday so in order to keep them up to date you would need to update the folder every day or after each point is created.

It would be far easier to just backup important files and folder to a safe location. Or use a system wide backup tool.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:07 PM

Alan,
Thanks for your advice. Does sound better just to backup the important files. Most times I use restore when I am making a change, so points several days back would be of little use.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:11 PM

No problem, I have found that system restore has not been able to solve that many problems. My preferred backup solution is to use an external hard drive to copy my important files over.
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