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

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  1. google88

    google88 Registered Member

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    Hi

    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

    but

    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?
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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

    google88 Registered Member

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    Hi

    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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