Windows 10: system restore

Discus and support system restore in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I tried yesterday to restore my laptop to resolve a problem I had. I was saving some pictures and pressed the wrong key and erased some pictures. When... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Andrew Lavallee, Dec 6, 2015.

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    I tried yesterday to restore my laptop to resolve a problem I had. I was saving some pictures and pressed the wrong key and erased some pictures. When I had windows 8 I could just reset to a previous date. I tried to do the same with windows 10. But now when I opened my laptop other stuff is missing.

    Help.
    Andrew

    :)
     
    Andrew Lavallee, Dec 6, 2015
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  2. I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 as time passes I find Windows 10 very intrusive to my personal files music and pictures with the new 10 update it seems it will become more intrusive.

    When I upgraded to 10 I had to sign in as a new user with a different password from Win 7. I lost my Win 7 password. Widows 10 has moved all my music files and picture files. My back up is stored off site and system restore back to a previous time I assume
    is using my old 7 password and my user/computer name for security thus disallowing access to those files. How do I find my old password while using Windows 10 because I would like to go back to Win 7. I am not a gamer and it seems Win 10 and the anniversary
    update are targeted toward multiple computer gamer use. I do have a system repair disc from Win 7.
     
    John M system restore, Dec 6, 2015
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  3. I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 as time passes I find Windows 10 very intrusive to my personal files music and pictures with the new 10 update it seems it will become more intrusive.

    Mohan B thank you for the information I will research the link. I surmise I was not signed in I just started with the question so I will create a new account. Thank You. John W
     
    John M system restore, Dec 6, 2015
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  4. dalchina New Member

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    Hi Andrew, welcome to tenforums. Sorry to hear of your problem.
    First, system restore is disabled by default in Win 10. Odd, yes. Unexpected, yes. But there it is. Also, some have found it disabled again after the big November update.
    Second, system restore does not protect user data files. That's your responsibility, for which you need to make appropriate backup arrangements.

    Disk imaging is strongly recommended as it provides both complete backup and a way to restore your PC from a non-functional state to how it was when you created the image. There are many backup programs too as I'm sure you're aware.

    Assuming you have no backups of these, then:
    1. Check your recycle bin.
    2. If you cannot find what you want there, then probably you need to consider data recovery.
    Please note, this depends on the disk locations holding your files not having been used- overwritten.
    That probably means you need to use your PC as little as possible - depending on where your data was.

    A program like Recuva might help.

    If on the other hand the files have not been deleted but refiled, you could try e.g. locate32 to search for them.
    This builds an index of everyything, then lets you search almost instantaneously.

    Good luck!
     
    dalchina, Dec 9, 2015
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