Retrieve a file from system restore without restoring...



Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Can I somehow get into the folder system restore has and retrieve a file
from there without doing a complete system restore?

Thanks

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
The System Restore folder only contains Restore Points
for system files, not personal data files. What type of
file are you wanting to retrieve?

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"Kenny S" wrote:

| Can I somehow get into the folder system restore has and retrieve a file
| from there without doing a complete system restore?
|
| Thanks

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Kenny S wrote:

> Can I somehow get into the folder system restore has and retrieve a
> file from there without doing a complete system restore?
>
> Thanks

No. Also, remember that System Restore only backs up system files, not
user data files. If you need to replace a system file, you can do it by
copying the file from one of the Windows folders like Repair, Driver
Cache, i386, etc. (depending on the file and your computer's
configuration) and putting it where it needs to be (like System32). You
can also use the System File Checker (Start>Run sfc /scannow [enter]).
If you need to replace a user data file, restore from backup media.

If you'd like more specific help, please post back with the details such
as what file you are trying to restore.

Malke
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"Don't Panic!"
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Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
I know what system restore contains.. can I get into there?


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> The System Restore folder only contains Restore Points
> for system files, not personal data files. What type of
> file are you wanting to retrieve?
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Kenny S" wrote:
>
> | Can I somehow get into the folder system restore has and retrieve a file
> | from there without doing a complete system restore?
> |
> | Thanks
>

Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
I know what system restore does and how it works...
I want to get into the folder.. can I somehow do this?


"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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> Kenny S wrote:
>
>> Can I somehow get into the folder system restore has and retrieve a
>> file from there without doing a complete system restore?
>>
>> Thanks
>
> No. Also, remember that System Restore only backs up system files, not
> user data files. If you need to replace a system file, you can do it by
> copying the file from one of the Windows folders like Repair, Driver
> Cache, i386, etc. (depending on the file and your computer's
> configuration) and putting it where it needs to be (like System32). You
> can also use the System File Checker (Start>Run sfc /scannow [enter]).
> If you need to replace a user data file, restore from backup media.
>
> If you'd like more specific help, please post back with the details such
> as what file you are trying to restore.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Kenny S" wrote:

| I know what system restore contains.. can I get into there?

Mark L. Ferguson
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry -config-system lsass: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q307545


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"Kenny S" <hotmail@coldmail.com> wrote in message news:Osu$4XhXFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I know what system restore contains.. can I get into there?
>
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message news:eTtq7RhXFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> The System Restore folder only contains Restore Points
>> for system files, not personal data files. What type of
>> file are you wanting to retrieve?
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Kenny S" wrote:
>>
>> | Can I somehow get into the folder system restore has and retrieve a file
>> | from there without doing a complete system restore?
>> |
>> | Thanks
>>
>
>

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Kenny S wrote:

> I know what system restore does and how it works...
> I want to get into the folder.. can I somehow do this?
>

There is no way for someone who doesn't know you personally (i.e., in
Real Life) to know what you know or don't know. That's why providing a
full description of a problem, including the system and skill level, is
a good idea.

The answer is "no". You cannot extract a file from a System Restore
point.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
WOW this is great thanks...

Now another question, is there a way to identify the true names of the files
in there (since they are renamed?)

Kenny


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Kenny S" wrote:
>
> | I know what system restore contains.. can I get into there?
>

Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
also, if I delete some of those folders, am I deleting individual restore
points? Will this harm system restore?

thanks in advance


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Kenny S" wrote:
>
> | I know what system restore contains.. can I get into there?
>

Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
you are wrong. I just did



"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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> Kenny S wrote:
>
>> I know what system restore does and how it works...
>> I want to get into the folder.. can I somehow do this?
>>
>
> There is no way for someone who doesn't know you personally (i.e., in
> Real Life) to know what you know or don't know. That's why providing a
> full description of a problem, including the system and skill level, is
> a good idea.
>
> The answer is "no". You cannot extract a file from a System Restore
> point.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
ignore that question, it is wrong...



"Kenny S" <hotmail@coldmail.com> wrote in message
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> also, if I delete some of those folders, am I deleting individual restore
> points? Will this harm system restore?
>
> thanks in advance
>
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ur%23tSbhXFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Kenny S" wrote:
>>
>> | I know what system restore contains.. can I get into there?
>>
>
>

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Kenny S wrote:

> you are wrong. I just did
>
>
Great. Glad to hear you got it sorted. I always love learning, and have
no problem admitting if I am wrong. Please tell us the method you used
to extract the file from System Restore so we can all learn. This will
be helpful for people searching for solutions to this problem in the
future also, since it will be archived by Google Groups.

I am looking forward to seeing the steps you took.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Kenny S
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
I followed the advice of carey finch, he sent me to this page:

How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531

after that I found the file I was looking for via search of extension.. I
right clicked it and looked at the properties to see if it is the correct
file, and I copied it to another folder and renamed it.




"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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> Kenny S wrote:
>
>> you are wrong. I just did
>>
>>
> Great. Glad to hear you got it sorted. I always love learning, and have
> no problem admitting if I am wrong. Please tell us the method you used
> to extract the file from System Restore so we can all learn. This will
> be helpful for people searching for solutions to this problem in the
> future also, since it will be archived by Google Groups.
>
> I am looking forward to seeing the steps you took.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Kenny S wrote:

> I followed the advice of carey finch, he sent me to this page:
>
> How to gain access to the System Volume Information folder
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531
>
> after that I found the file I was looking for via search of
> extension.. I right clicked it and looked at the properties to see if
> it is the correct file, and I copied it to another folder and renamed
> it.
>
>.
>> Kenny S wrote:
>>
>>> you are wrong. I just did
>>>
>>>
>> Great. Glad to hear you got it sorted. I always love learning, and
>> have no problem admitting if I am wrong. Please tell us the method
>> you used to extract the file from System Restore so we can all learn.
>> This will be helpful for people searching for solutions to this
>> problem in the future also, since it will be archived by Google
>> Groups.
>>

Thank you very much. I've added your information to my notes. Hope
everything is working well for you now.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Bert Kinney
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Hi Kenny,

Deleting or changing anything within the SVI folders will corrupt the
entire bunch of restore points.
Follow the steps on the follow web page to purge all remaining restore
points and start over.
How to Disable and Enable System Restore:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/disablesr.html

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/


Kenny S wrote:
> also, if I delete some of those folders, am I deleting
> individual restore points? Will this harm system restore?
>
> thanks in advance
>
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in
> message news:ur%23tSbhXFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> How to gain access to the System Volume Information
>> folder
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security
>> Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Kenny S" wrote:
>>
>>> I know what system restore contains.. can I get into
>>> there?


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