Restore point question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jssim13, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. jssim13

    jssim13 Guest

    Hi, I'm new to XP and have this question for now.
    Does the create restore point feature save just the registry settings or does it store other things too?
  2. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    It will take a snapshot of your entire system, registry, program installations, the lot, EXCEPT your personal documents and or music or image files (pictures).

    So if you did a restore.. your documents wont be replaced or deleted.. BUT it will delete or replace any URLs added to your favourites :(

    If you make a restore point, install some software then go back (by restoring). The software you installed will physically be there (ie.. the folder in program files will be there, but any association, and registry entries will be gone. This is good cos if things go wrong you can wipe the folder afterwards safely.
  3. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands

    Restore points don't just restore the registry, the also restore all the other settings in windows and in all the other programs you have installed on your computer. :)
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    System Restore saves things like Program Files, mainly MS software, Registry, System Files, and loads of other things. The one thing that it doesn store chages of are the Documents folders.
  5. XPfan

    XPfan Guest

    It is always a good idea to move the My Docs folder to another partition and/or drive and to copy/backup your Favorites folder too.
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    And that's great if the stupid thing works. I go to use mine & it can't restore any point, not that I want to go back too far. Humbug :mad: