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In our daily life, computes, no matter desktop or laptop, become an essential thing as time goes by. For that we always install some programs, update software, surf the Internet and so on, all these operations would make the system run slowly or behave abnormally. At this time, you would like the system go back to the original state. System Restore is a program which can backup system and registry automatically, no matter what software have been installed or updated. Once you feel the system is running abnormally, you can use this function to make it back to the original state without any software or drivers. You may want to restore system for many kinds of reasons.

Part 1. What's the function of the system recovery and what kind of files can be recovered?

System restore is a method that helps you restore the computer system to a normal state, which is set up before. This feature seems to be useful when you feel there is something wrong with the system in the future. The main function which is called System Protection, will produce and archive the recovery point on a regular basis. This program can help to recover many types of files installed on your computer, such as the registry, application and system files and so on. What's more, if you create scripts, files and any other kind of executable files on your system, it can also batch modify them. After this process, your personal files still stay the same. However, this program can only help you restore system files, it can't recover your individual files, such as images, videos, emails and so on.


Part 2. How to let the system go back to the restore point?

Follow the next steps so that you can get a backup point.


Step 1: Press on the ‘Start' button and then select the ‘Computer' tab.

Step 2: When the drop-down options come up to you, select the ‘Properties' tab, which will produce a new screen called ‘System and Security screen'.

Step 3: On the left side of the new screen, press the ‘System Protection' button. And you will see a new window called ‘System Properties'.

Step 4: Then create a backup point by select the ‘Create' option, which locates in the bottom of the screen. You are asked to describe the state of a restore point.

Step 5: Input the description into the text box as you want and then select the ‘Create' option. In a new menu, you will see status of the restore point which is created by you. The time to create a backup point not only relies on the information of data, but also the system's performance and speed, and some other factors like that.

Step 6: When all of these have been done, it will prompt you that the
Creation of a backup point has been finished already. Press on the ‘Close' button to complete this process.

Part 3. When using System Restore,how can we restore the missing files with the help of Backup?

The system creates and saves the backup files all the time so that it's so easy to restore the missing information with the help of backup files. Here are some steps you should pay attention to.


Step 1. Click on the drive or folder's position where the file is deleted. For instance, the file was originally saved in ‘My Documents' before it is deleted. And then you have to click on ‘My Documents' and will see the drop-down menu come up to you.

Step 2. Select the Properties tab to open a new window. Then choose the ‘Previous versions' button which is placed at the top of the new window.

Step 3. You will see a menu contains many documents which are saved at different times and stored in some specific destinations such as hard disk or folders.
Choose one backup point which is most meets your requirement.

Step 4. Press the ‘Restore' button after you have selected all the files you want to recover. And it will prompt you to make sure whether you want to restore the data or not. To process further, right click on the ‘Restore' button.

Step 5. Then you will see the message which says that you have recovered your data successfully. And then press ‘OK' to end the process

Part 4. Professional knowledge and guidance of System Restore

Step 1. A good antivirus program is recommended to be used to protect the system, so that it can avoid using system restore as far as possible.

Step 2. Before installing the software on the system, it's wise for you to scan the process and drivers so that you can avoid some system exceptions.

Step 3. You should create multiple recovery or backup points so that when you encounter the situation such as system failure, it can help you restore the file effectively and quickly.


Through the introduction of the above, I believe that you have got some knowledge about System Restore, such as its function and How to make Backup for it. So, next time you meet similar cases just like file deletion due to any reason, you can take it easy and have a try on the methods mentioned above.

As the computer becomes more and more common in daily life, the people who use it frequently would pay more attention to the importance of the file recovery.