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May 29, 2005 5:21:18 AM

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i have 4 files in c restore.
what is the purpose of this folder ? boni

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May 29, 2005 1:11:28 PM

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"boni" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> i have 4 files in c restore.
> what is the purpose of this folder ? boni
>
>

It stores your System Restore data:
System restore is a feature in Windows versions after and including Windows
ME (which includes ME, XP, 2000). This feature of Windows allows the user to
revert the system back to a previous state. Several reasons of doing this
might be because they were attacked by a virus and wish to revert to a state
without the virus, or they have problems such as a corrupted registry, etc.
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 3:27:38 PM

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Further to Crazy Aizy's comments there are almost certainly more than just
four files in the C:\_RESTORE folder however these are hidden when using
Explorer since with its default settings Windows Explorer does not display
hidden system files.

To find out more about Win Me's System Restore check it out in Win Me's
Help & Support.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


boni <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> i have 4 files in c restore.
> what is the purpose of this folder ? boni
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 3:44:33 PM

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System Restore does not exist in Windows 2000 - it does exist in Windows ME
and in Windows XP

for details on how SR works in ME.....
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=267951

The C:\_Restore folder, as you correctly say, is the archive for the
iles - in a correctly configured system there should be many more than just
4 file - although not all will be visible without adjusting the settings for
Windows Explorer.
To check the system, the OP needs to do the following....

1) find out the capacity of the C: drive - r-click on the c:\\ drive icon,
and select properties, what is the Capacity reported, and how much Free
space is available??
2) Find out the size of the C:\_Restore folder - r-click on its icon, select
Properties - how many file/folders are reported, and what is the size on
disk reported??

If the size found in 2) is less than 12% of the capacity reported from 1)
then the chances are that System Restore is working fine - to confirm this,
try the following test
(System Restore is accessed normally either by going to
Programs|Accessories|System Tools|System Restore , or by going to Help, and
looking for the link there.)

Create a Restore point (call it 'test1')

Open Notepad, and type in "Test File" - save it to your Desktop as
"TESTFILE.EXE" (complete with the quote marks!) - you should be able to see
it on your desktop now.

Create another Restore point (call it 'test2')

Delete the file 'TESTFILE.EXE' from the Desktop

Reboot

Now use System Restore to go back to that latest restore point ('test2')

Does the file reappear on the desktop after the reboot?

Now Undo the Restore - the file should be gone again.


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"Crazy Aizy" <NO_SPAM@luncheonmeat.com> wrote in message
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> "boni" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:up2cP3AZFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> i have 4 files in c restore.
>> what is the purpose of this folder ? boni
>>
>>
>
> It stores your System Restore data:
> System restore is a feature in Windows versions after and including
> Windows
> ME (which includes ME, XP, 2000). This feature of Windows allows the user
> to
> revert the system back to a previous state. Several reasons of doing this
> might be because they were attacked by a virus and wish to revert to a
> state
> without the virus, or they have problems such as a corrupted registry,
> etc.
>
>
!