How to Recover a Deleted XP System Restore Point

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How to Recover a Deleted XP System Restore Point
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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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  1. 1

    Find a file recovery program. Some examples include GetData's Recover My Files and PC Tools' File Recover.

  2. 2

    Download the program and follow the on-screen instructions for installation.

  3. 3

    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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