Windows 10: System Restore files disappear when system volume cloned or restored

Discus and support System Restore files disappear when system volume cloned or restored in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Is this behaviour intentional by Microsoft? No information is presented as a warning so unless the user examines the System Restore feature after a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by hake, Aug 18, 2021.

  1. hake Win User

    System Restore files disappear when system volume cloned or restored


    Is this behaviour intentional by Microsoft? No information is presented as a warning so unless the user examines the System Restore feature after a Windows 10 system volume is cloned or recovered, that user will be oblivious. System recovery files will apparently not subsequently be created unless the user intervenes to re-enable System recovery. This behaviour is absent from Windows 8.1.

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  2. keakar Win User

    How do I disable system restore?

    all system restore is like a backup copy of your "c" drive so it can "restore" it to the way it was before you screwed it up or got a virus. it keeps certain restore points according to the disk space usage limits you set for it. default uses a lot of disk space and can have around 15+ seperate dates to select as restore points. i keep mine set on the first notch which for a 320gb hdd is around 3-4gb of space dedicated to restore file space and it gives me 7-8 dates for restore points which is plenty since i pick a restore date that only go back one or two days anyway.

    to turn it on or off you open it and to the left side it says "system restore settings" so open it and select to turn off system restore and apply. then i reboot and open system restore which prompts me to turn it on so i do then reset the abount of space/restore points i want.


    one thing to remember about system restore, it will remove things you added recently but it cant bring back something that has been deleted so if you delete or uninstall the wrong thing and your trying to get your files back or a program quits working on you, system restore cant help you.
     
    keakar, Aug 18, 2021
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  3. System Restore - Safe?

    System restore works maybe 50% of the time.

    It either fixes it, or breaks it.
     
    thebeephaha, Aug 18, 2021
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  4. System Restore files disappear when system volume cloned or restored

    System Restore no worky!

    Im running windows xp, and i cant get the system restore to work. i click the system restore tab, but nothing comes up. It all started when i overclocked my vid card. it ran fine for a month, now it keeps freezin my games. the temps stay around 54C load and 40C idle. but its freezin my games, and i want to go back and reinstall everything from the beginning of the month, but i cant. does anyone know how to make system restore come back?
     
    A Cheese Danish, Aug 18, 2021
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