does turning system restore delete all previous Restorians?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by HYE, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. HYE

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    i tried the uncheck system restore, but it said it would delete previous restorations.. i dotn want to do that. :( i was just wondering.
     
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  3. HYE

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    but why? what if i wanted to turn system restore off but keep restore points..
     
  4. trickyricky

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    I guess when MS wrote it, they couldn't envisage anyone wanting to turn it off yet wishing to keep all the restore points. So there's no way of doing what you want unless you can locate some program which will allow you to suspend system restore without actually turning it off, if that would achieve what you need. I don't know of any such program, but someone else here might.
     
  5. jusk

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    maybe i could just copy the restore points to a new locations.. where are they located anyways?
     
  6. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

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    The files are stored in

    c:\system volume information

    which usually has tight security rights so that you can't access anything in there. However, for System Restore to have access to those files, they need to have entries in the system registry which make them available. So it would be very tricky to copy the files and then re-instate them, let alone making them accessible to System Restore.

    Why exactly do you need to do this? Perhaps there's another way of achieving it?
     
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