Software recommendation: comprehensive management of Windows 10 restore point

Creating system restore points is a handy feature of Windows 10 operating system, which allows you to quickly fix or resolve system-related problems by restoring Windows to its previous state. However, Windows 10 still does not provide settings to manage default restore points and create restore points on a schedule; moreover, if you create more restore points, it is tricky to delete them manually besides taking up disk space. For this reason, we can use Restore Point Creator, a third-party restore point management software, to solve the problem.

1. Easily create restore points

First launch Restore Point Creator software, a dialog box will pop up to show that technical support is no longer available. However, this does not affect the normal use of the software, check the option and close the window to enter the software normally.

When you need to create a restore point, just click the Create System Checkpoint button in the upper right corner of the software window to create it automatically (Figure 1).

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If a red alert window pops up indicating an error in creating a restore point, go to the System Protection tab of the Windows 10 System Properties window, click the Configure button, and then select Enable System Protection to enable the System Restore feature (Figure 2).

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2. Automatically create restore points on a schedule

Sometimes we want to automatically create a system restore point at a specific moment, in which case we can use the scheduled creation of restore points feature provided by the software. First, click on the “System Restore Point Utilities→Schedule Creation of System Restore Point” menu command to launch the Task Scheduler restore point schedule creation window (Figure 3).

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In the Task Scheduler window, select the Settings item to configure the program to automatically create new restore points on a Daily, Weekly, or Every basis for a specified period of time. If you want to automatically create a restore point each time you log in to your Windows account if you find no restore points, select the second checkbox in the upper part of the Task Scheduler window (Figure 4). In addition, there are a number of settings in the lower part of the window that allow you to configure a schedule for automatically deleting old restore points.

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3. Manage restore points and the space they occupy

We can use the Restore Point Creator software to delete restore points that are no longer in use and free up more disk space. First select the Restore Point you want to delete in the software, and then click the Delete Selected Restore Point button in the lower right corner of the software window, or use the right-click menu command to delete it (Figure 5). If you have more restore points to delete, you can first sort them by creation date or number of days, and then select the time zone to delete.

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We can also use the software to easily manage the storage space occupied by the system restore points. Tap the Disk Space Usag command under the System Restore Point Utilities menu to see the disk space used by all restore points. Continue clicking the Manage System Restore Storage Space button to reset the hard disk space occupied by the system restore point (Figure 6).

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If you want to restore to a Restore Point after a system problem, simply select that Restore Point and click the Restore to Selected Restore Point button to restore the system; or click the Restore to Selected Restore Point in Safe Mode button to restore the system in safe mode. The above operation can also be done through the right-click menu (Figure 7).

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Finally, if you want to have quick access to Restore Point Creator, we can add the program to the right-click menu of “This Computer”. To achieve this convenient feature, simply click on the software’s “Program Options/Settings” menu and select the “Enable My Computer Right-Click Option ” command (Figure 8).

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Tip: Restore Point Creator is fully compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10. You can download the installation and green portable versions of the software from the official Restore Point Creator developer page. However, it will take longer than usual to create restore points using its portable version.

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