Software recommendation: each has its own characteristics to create and manage the system restore point

When the system encounters a problem that cannot be fixed for a while, in order to continue using the system normally without reinstalling it, we usually use the system restore point established in advance for system recovery. However, since the system restore point created and managed by Windows is not very convenient, we can use various tools and software to quickly create and manage the system restore point.

Tip: The tools and software used in this article are all free and compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 operating systems.

1. Quickly create and manage system restore points

First, we can use a free software called Restore Point Creator to create and manage system restore points.

Once the software starts, it will automatically scan the system for currently existing restore points and list them in a window. If you need to create a new system restore point, simply enter the restore point description text in the text box at the top of the window and then click the Create System Checkpoint button to create it (Figure 1). Click on the Refresh LIst of System Restore Points button at the bottom of the window to refresh the list of restore points.


If an error message is displayed when creating a restore point, or if the System Restore Point creation feature is not enabled, simply execute the Manually Fix System Restore command under the System Restore Point Utilities menu to fix the system restore point creation error. After the repair is complete, the software will prompt to reboot the system and perform the creation operation again after reboot (Figure 2).


After the restore point is created, management of the restore point can be accomplished through the four buttons at the bottom of the software or the restore point list right-click menu command. To restore the system to a Restore Point, execute the Restore to Selected Restore Point command; to restore a Restore Point in safe mode, execute the Restore to Selected Restore Point command. When you need to delete some Restore Points, select them and then execute the Delete Selected Restore Point command. Note that the last Restore Point created is not supported for deletion, and the list will be grayed out as unselectable (Figure 3).


Tip: If you wish to automatically create a Restore Point when the system logs on, simply select the Create Restore Point at User Logon option under the Software Program Option/Settings menu (Figure 4).


2. True One-Click Restore Point Creation

While the software described above is simple enough to create restore points, there is an even simpler restore point creation tool that is worth recommending: Single Click Restore Point (SCRP) software allows for true one-click restore point creation. The program has no user interface and after execution you will only see the message Restore Point Created on the screen. At this point a restore point is created in the background.

It is recommended to pin the SCRP program file to the taskbar so that it can be started quickly. In addition, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the program so that you can create a restore point by pressing a shortcut key when needed.

Tip: If you don’t like the lack of interface of this tool, you can also use a Restore Point Maker software instead and click on the one-click Creat button to create a restore point (Figure 5).


3. Create a restore point with the desktop right-click menu

We can also create a system restore point by means of a desktop context menu command. First, download and run Quick Restore Maker 4.0 (lower versions do not have the features we need), then check the only checkbox on the software interface, and then select the command to create a restore point from the desktop context menu (Figure 6). Once checked, the software will install the resident right-click menu commands. You do not need to start the software again to use it. To uncheck this feature, run the software again and uncheck it. 4.


4. Automatically create or delete restore points on a regular basis

The System Restore Manager software can also create restore points and manage the created restore points. In addition, using the software’s setup options, you can set the restore points to be created automatically at specified intervals; you can also set the restore points to be deleted automatically after a specified number of days (Figure 7).


5. Load restore points and perform file operations

The above software has the restore point backup or restore function, but does not have the function to load and browse the contents of the restore point file. If we need such a function, we can use another software, System Restore Explorer, which can also view and delete restore points, but also mount restore point files with the Mount command, and browse and copy the files in Explorer (Figure 8).




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