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Where does System Restore keep its restore points?

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  • System Restore
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February 8, 2013 7:02:05 PM

I am using Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1. I used System Restore to undo system changes to my computer. I want to undo this System Restore operation, but System Restore says there are no restore points. How then can I undo this?

There were many, many restore points before. I have recovered the entire contents of C: with Recuva. What do the restore points look like?

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February 8, 2013 7:13:59 PM

You can't bounce around like that with system restore. Once you use a restore point all restore points that exist between the point you are restoring to and where the system is at the time you invoke the restore are invalidated and removed. You can not undo a successful restore.

Restore points are saved in a hidden, system controlled directory called "System Volume Information". Permissions on that directory do not allow users any access.
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