Retrieve a file from system restore without restoring...



Kenny S
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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]
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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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Kenny S
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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
>
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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
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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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"Kenny S" wrote:

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

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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
>>
>
>

Kenny S
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
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?
>>
>
>

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
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

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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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