how to save installed programs through a system restore

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    This is pretty darn usefull...When you roll your system back any programs you have downloaded and installed will be removed. That's the whole point of ystem restore.

    Sometimes there'r programs that you've yet to install or want to keep... here's how to save them. You can move them to to any of these folders; My Documents, Temporary Internet files, Internet Explorer History, Cookies, Favorites folders and the Recycle Bin ...Restore doesn't monitor these folders. Here's anothercool methos...restore also won't touch any files with a .txt .doc .xls extensions, therfore, you can safely rename your downloads to any of the above file extensions, then simply rename them back to their original one after SR is complete.

    suppose you have a download called "fujism.exe"...you rename it to "fujism.txt"...and namemit back then rename after your restore is finished.
     
  2. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Nice tip dealer, Thanx
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Well, Fujism that!

    What a great fujiistic tip!

    I will print that one out!

    Thankjx!
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    What do you think; my favorite tweaks thread, or not?
     
  5. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Why Not??

    Since you already posted it there!

    ARG!!!
     
  6. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    OK Dealer

    I have been using My Documents/Downloads to save my downloads to. ("Downloads" is a folder under My Documents)

    Are my downloads safe there from a Restore??

    From reading your tip I would say so - everything under MY Documents is "SAFE".

    YES?????
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    if it's in my documents, it should stay there through a restore
     
  8. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Thanx for the info Dealer