System Restore is a feature that comes with Windows XP or beyond that allows a user to restore the computer to an earlier state. The program creates restore points every 24 hours, and a user can manually create a restore point. It is also possible to delete a restore point, which leaves a user unable to restore the computer to that point. Once deleted, a restore point cannot be recovered without installing a file recovery program.
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Find a file recovery program. Some examples include GetData's Recover My Files and PC Tools' File Recover.
Download the program and follow the on-screen instructions for installation.
Open the program and search for the System Restore option. Once found, choose to recover the file and the program restores the deleted restore points.
Tips and warnings
- Carefully study a file recovery program's system requirements before downloading to ensure compatibility with your computer.
- Downloading programs off the Internet carries the risk of downloading a rogue or false program. Research the file recovery programs available before downloading one.
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