System restore renamed loads of folders(does it keep a log)

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by google88, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. google88

    google88 Registered Member

    Dec 15, 2009

    My mouse stopped working after i installed kasperky Internet security update.

    I tried everything but in the end....

    I ran a system restore, to just after i uninstalled the previous version

    mouse started working..great


    System restore renames lots of folders

    really annoying

    no option to print or save the log??

    so i clicked next

    Can i find a log of the renamed files (renamed (2) by system restore)?

    Can you guys help?
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    May 24, 2009
    If Win7 then it lists what files are affected otherwise not sure. what files/folders were renamed?
  3. google88

    google88 Registered Member

    Dec 15, 2009

    thanks for posting back, I'm on XP (forgot to say)

    I sorted it out by restoring a back up i had made on a schedule with Macrium Reflect Disk imaging program (total fave).

    so i got it sorted

    But for the record,

    System restore had renamed folders on a separate drive to my main operating system. I do backups to this drive, so it would have screwed all the differential backups up. It had renamed the folders

    G:MAIN OS BU (2) ---the real folder
    G:MAIN OS BU ---the one it created!!! empty

    Also lots of folders for Kaspersky in
    C:program files
    and documents and settings

    I searched the event viewer and couldn't find any information regarding the action System restore had performed.

    The only way i found out was half from memory and i searched for all files created today called "(2)"

    Its a bit of a pet hate:
    Programs that do stuff and don't have a clear and find-able log
    or no log at all

    Also when system restore changed all these files
    100 or 200 If you can imagine every single file for Kaspersky renamed with a
    xxxx(2) yyy(2) zzzzz(2)

    then system restore opened a 8 line window on boot, with scroll bar and no option to, print ,keep ,save ,printscreen or do anything. explaining all the files it had renamed

    i clicked 'next' and the information was lost.

    Maybe Microsoft expected me to remember 100 or so file locations !!!!

    Pretty sucky

    I probably avoid system restore after this

    Macrium Reflect saved me again :)
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