System Restore Explorer (fantastic app!!!!)

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by pandlouk, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    System restore as you all now is much much better in Vista and 7 than it was in XP.

    But how many off you haven't wished to be able to delete only some of the recovery points and not all of them? (...at least, I have many times; and this is the reason that I played a lot with RollbackRX and similar products).

    Well, now you can... and not only that; you can actually mount the recovery points and to compare their content. :D

    Just download this amazing app made by Nic Bedford :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    http://nicbedford.co.uk/systemrestoreexplorer/
    http://nicbedford.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/mount.png
    http://nicbedford.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/mountpoint.png

    Panagiotis
     
  2. Logos

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    nice find but without actually "mounting" anything, you can already preview, copy, paste, compare whatever you want with "previous versions" in Vista and Seven (available for drives/folders/files). Should be restricted to Ultimate, not sure...
    With CCleaner you can delete restore points individually... from the Windows interface you can delete restore points by drive, from disk cleanup you can delete all but the latest restore point... yeah :D
     
  3. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    I know all that, but I needed a program to do exactly what System Restore Explorer does and I am not a big fan of cleaner apps. ;)

    Panagiotis
     
  4. Huupi

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    On xp, system restore is basically a hit or miss situation,hence the need for a replacement,i found it in imaging and never looked back.
     
  5. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    On XP it never worked right for me.

    And in 7 I hate to restore an image often because it seems like an eternity compered to the time of restoring an xp image. :p

    Panagiotis
     
  6. Logos

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    true it takes much longer in Vista/Seven compared to XP. But the restore points in Vista/Seven are also much bigger ;) (although a bit reduced in Seven compared to Vista)

    edit: I'm talking about the minimum restore point size in Vista for the Windows partition that use to be minimum 300 MB. Not that strict on Seven.
     
  7. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

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    I assume that Pandlouk mean to restore a complete image of the system part.
    with the native imaging module of windows 7.
    Thirth party imaging perhaps ?
     
  8. Espresso

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    Here's another interesting app that leverages System restore - Time Traveler:

    http://www.bearsontheloose.com


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    It wouldn't work on my system, however.
     
  9. Espresso

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    This program tries to connect out to 195.242.99.215 when you start it up. There's no option to block any update check either (assuming that's what it is).
     
  10. bgoodman4

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    Sounds like a very nice program, too bad it won't work on your system. Do you have any idea why? Also, what system is it that you are using that it won't work on?

    Anyone have any experience with it?
     
  11. KoalaBear

    KoalaBear Registered Member

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    Hello Espresso,

    I am the developer of TimeTraveler. It works on Vista and 7 but not on XP. If your system is either Vista or 7, it would be nice if you could tell me what does not work. Errors are logged in the Windows Event Viewer under Applications by TimeTraveler and TimeInformationService sources. You can send me these errors and/or any other useful information at support at bearsontheloose dot com. I will be releasing TimeTraveler 1.4 soon and I would like to make it work for you.

    Thanks.
     
  12. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    You mean there is now a good reason to upgrade from XP to 7? Just kidding.

    Sounds like a real nice program, one I would like very much to be able to use,,,,,,but I would have to upgrade from XP which I really am in no rush to do. Eventually though it will have to happen and then I will be taking a close look at TimeTraveler.
     
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