The system restore point actually refers to a specific previous state of the system which includes the system files, system settings, windows registry as well as installed applications too. This technique is mainly used to troubleshoot the systems which are malfunctioning. It can also be considered as the primary recovery options present in the systems running on Windows 10. This technique provides you the opportunity to get back to a previous time when your system was working flawlessly.
Though system restore usually gets created automatically before making any changes in the system unit, it can also be created manually by a simple double-click on the desktop shortcut. Before letting you know about the proper process of the system restore point creation, it’s better to make you aware how to check whether the system restore point is enabled on your PC or not.
Steps To Confirm Whether System Restore Point Is Enabled or Not
1. At first, you have to search for ‘Create a restore point‘ in the Start menu.
2. In the ‘System Properties’ Window, under the ‘System Protection’ tab, make sure whether it’s turned on or off. If you find it in the turned-on state then it ensures that the system restored point is already enabled. In case, if you find it in the ‘Off’ state then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps to turn it on.
3. Just select the ‘PC system drive’ and click on the ‘Configure’ button.
4. Turn on the System Protection option & click on the ‘Apply’ button.
5. In the final step, click on the ‘Ok’ button to save these changes in the settings.
Let’s have a quick view over the steps which need to be followed to create a desktop shortcut which enables you to create a system restore point manually just by double clicking on it:
1. Just right click on the desktop and select ‘New’ option from the available menu options. Then clicking on the ‘Shortcut’ option will open the ‘Create shortcut wizard‘.
2. In the ‘Create Shortcut Wizard’, you have to type the following command:
"exe /k "wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "My Shortcut Restore Point", 100, 7". Then click on the ‘Next’ button.
N.B.: The above-mentioned command mainly instructs the operating system to open the ‘Command prompt’, and create the system restore point via ‘Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line’ (WMIC).
3. It is the time to enter a suitable description name for the shortcut and then you have to click on the ‘Finish’ button.
4. Select ‘Properties’ after right clicking on the newly created shortcut on the desktop.
5. If you want to set a specific icon for the shortcut then clicking on the ‘change Icon’ button is required.
- Entering the path in the appeared field – ‘C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll’ needs to be followed by the pressing of the Enter key.
7. Select the desired icon and click on the ‘Advanced’ button.
8. Select the check box of ‘Run as administrator’ then click on ‘Ok’ & ‘Apply’ one after another.
9. Finally click on the ‘Ok’ button again to save all the changes.
Now you are all set to create a system restore point in windows 10 just by double clicking over the newly created shortcut on in the desktop.