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Posted: January 18th, 2006, 8:58am Report to Moderator
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No Windows Restore Points are shown in WinRescue XP, but I understand from the Help screens that I must find out where System Restore files are kept and show this path accordingly.

How please do I find out where System Restore files are sited?

I have not done anything to change their whereabouts.

Thanks again!

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Posted: January 19th, 2006, 6:26am Report to Moderator
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   WinRescue XP looks for the Restore Points automatically.  You can try to find them yourself too, but if WinRescue XP could not find them, you probably will not be able to either.
   If Windows is not set up to make Restore Points, you may not have any.  That may be why WinRescue XP could not find any.
   The Restore Points are kept on one of your drives in a directory called System Volume Information.  System Volume Information has a subdirectory in it that starts with "_restore{" and then has a bunch of numbers.  The _restore{... directory has subdirectories in it that are rp and a number and these have a subdirectory called snapshot.  The snapshot directory has the registry backup of the Restore Point and that is what WinRescue XP is looking for.
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Posted: January 19th, 2006, 10:09am Report to Moderator
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Many thanks for the information.

I cannot find System Volume Information on my hard drive, even when using 'Find' to check all folders, including hidden files. The odd thing is that Bold dates are shown in System Restore, both for manual restore point entries and the automatic ones made by the system.

As I only have a DELL Recovery and Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Cds, is there any benefit in setting WinRescue XP to back up the entire drive? I am only using 10% of my 80GB hard drive.

Currently I back up Registry, autoexec.nt, config.nt, cmd.exe, ccommand.com, ntldr, nt detect.com and boot.ini in Config 1, with these files again with Print Hood, Application Data, Desktop, Favourites and Net Hood in Config 2.

Many thanks again for your time and advice!
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Posted: January 19th, 2006, 2:03pm Report to Moderator
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   There is a setting which hides that folder.  It sounds like you have that set.  That is probably why WinRescue cannot find it.  I am not sure which one it is.  It may be hide protected system files.

   I suggest telling WinRescue in the Other Files section which folders are important and having it back up only those folders.  If you back up the entire drive, it would take a lot longer and may run into problems.  I also would not back up Print Hood, Application Data, Desktop, Favourites and Net Hood.
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Posted: January 19th, 2006, 2:27pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks again for the helpful thoughts Ray!

I will uncheck the items you suggest should not be backed up, and just add some other files I would hate to loose.

I will also try and find the setting which hides protected files so that WinRescue may work as intended.
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