Gettiing files from, System Restore


S

Starship

Is there a way i can extract files from system restore without resotring to
last point? i deleted some sample files from a program webshots collection,
they had a new update & made my pc crash, i cleaned it up & went back to old
version but when i unstalled the new version it took all my collections, I
know if i restore back it will apprear but dont want to just want to & fix
the registry etc again. I want to extract it like zip or rar file etc. is
all possible

Thanks
 
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Rich Barry

Try opening WinExplorer>select Tools>Folder Options>View. Click on
Show all files and folders and Uncheck Hide protected
operating system files. Click on Apply, OK. Then open the C: drive and
you should now see System Volume Information Folder. Open and you will see
a number of RP Folders. Pick the highest numbered and you should be able to
access the files you need.
 
S

Starship

Rich Barry said:
Try opening WinExplorer>select Tools>Folder Options>View. Click on
Show all files and folders and Uncheck Hide protected
operating system files. Click on Apply, OK. Then open the C: drive
and you should now see System Volume Information Folder. Open and you
will see a number of RP Folders. Pick the highest numbered and you should
be able to access the files you need.

I see all A00 etc files, winzip , winrar wont read what is in them, so i
cant extract the files i need.
 
B

Bill in Co.

Starship said:
Is there a way i can extract files from system restore without restoring
to
last point?

Not that I know of, but that was never its design. System Restore
basically keeps track of the changes between restore points, and not the
individual files such that they can be recovered by you.
i deleted some sample files from a program webshots collection,
they had a new update & made my pc crash, i cleaned it up & went back to
old
version but when i unstalled the new version it took all my collections, I
know if i restore back it will appear but dont want to just want to & fix
the registry etc again. I want to extract it like zip or rar file etc. is
all possible

Thanks

One possible option would be to try an unerase program that might still be
able to recover some of those files. However, the more you have worked
around on that drive, the less likely that is.

Another possible option would be to 1) create a new restore point, 2)
temporarily rollback to the old one just to copy out the files (and save
them somewhere else that is NOT monitored by System Restore), and 3) then
restore back to the new point you had just created. And again, whether this
will work or not depends on how much you have done on that drive already.
 
L

Leonard Grey

No. System Restore is not a backup. A web search will explain to you
what System Restore does.
 
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Bill in Co.

Addendum: System Restore does NOT monitor music or video files, so using
it will not be able to recover *those types* of files, IF that's what you
lost and want back again. So a good unerase program may be your only
option.
 
D

Dick D.

Rich Barry said:
Try opening WinExplorer>select Tools>Folder Options>View. Click on
Show all files and folders and Uncheck Hide protected
operating system files. Click on Apply, OK. Then open the C: drive and
you should now see System Volume Information Folder. Open and you will see
a number of RP Folders. Pick the highest numbered and you should be able to
access the files you need.

You shouldn't be giving advice here because it's eminently clear that
you're totally clueless.
 
G

Gerry

Rich

Your procedure does not unhide the contents the System Volume
Information Folder. Further Starship does not understand you cannot do
what he wants to do as others have explained.


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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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Rich Barry

Gerry, thanks for the heads up. My experience has only been in copying
the reg files from the Snapshot folder. Somehow I confused
that with what the Poster wanted. Didnt read the post correctly. Cheers
!
 

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