Windows 10: Is there a system restore feature in W10?

Discus and support Is there a system restore feature in W10? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Today I somehow deleted an important folder from my desktop, and I am desperate to get it back? So is there a system restore feature in W10, if so... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Willabong, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Willabong Win User

    Is there a system restore feature in W10?


    Today I somehow deleted an important folder from my desktop, and I am desperate to get it back?
    So is there a system restore feature in W10, if so where is it found, and would it restore my folder?*cry

    :)
     
    Willabong, Feb 14, 2018
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  2. Scyfth Win User
    Scyfth, Feb 14, 2018
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  3. Is there a feature in windows 10 mobile for choosing a preferred web browser as default web browser?

    I doubt this will ever happen on Windows Mobile.
     
    Paul van der Heu, Feb 14, 2018
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  4. hawkman Win User

    Is there a system restore feature in W10?

    hawkman, Feb 14, 2018
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  5. cereberus Win User
    First, a bit obvious but just in case, have you checked in recycle bin?

    Also running Recuva may be able to recover files. You would have to create a usb drive with recuva or put it on another drive, and recover files elsewhere than drive that had files so you do not overwrite data you are trying to recover.

    I would not use system restore until you have tried Recuva first as very act of using system restore could wipe data.
     
    cereberus, Feb 14, 2018
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    In addition, system restore does not include the folders in your user profile "C:\Users\<username>" folder. *Sad
     
    Brink, Feb 14, 2018
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  7. cereberus Win User
    It is for reasons like this, that (as I have stated before) I have given up using System Restore and now use Macrium Reflect (Home) and incrementals as it is fast, reliable and I know exactly what state pc will be in after doing it. It backups all data on C drive plus any data partitions you choose to backup.
     
    cereberus, Feb 15, 2018
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  8. Stigg Win User

    Is there a system restore feature in W10?

    Yes, System Restore is still there in Windows 10 and works quite well, but it is a bit hidden.
    For this reason, I create a System Protection folder on the Desktop for people who struggle to easily find it.

    Create a shortcut to C:\Windows\System32\SystemPropertiesProtection.exe on your Desktop and name it System Protection. *Smile
     
    Stigg, Feb 15, 2018
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  9. CountMike New Member
    Well, not exactly hidden, it's also in same place where it was since XP

    Is there a system restore feature in W10? [​IMG]
     
    CountMike, Feb 15, 2018
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  10. f14tomcat Win User
    In search (Cortana thing at bottom left of task bar), type restore , press enter. Top of the list, click it. Entry says "Create a restore point", but it's the main System Protection panel.
     
    f14tomcat, Feb 15, 2018
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  11. Willabong Win User
    Found it and tried it ..... But it failed to work! Error message says: A file could not be found so nothing was changed (tried 3 times with different restore dates, they all failed!)
    Anyway I managed to find an older folder on a removable hard drive that had most of my missing files, so it is not as much of a disaster as I feared!
    I will give Macrium Reflect a try from now on!
    Thanks for the help everyone!
     
    Willabong, Feb 15, 2018
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  12. RolandJS Win User
    Giving MR6 or MR7 a try should mean: making routine full image backups of one's OS and Data partitions onto external media, else that try might become another cry in the dark *Smile
     
    RolandJS, Apr 5, 2018
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