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Postby guest » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:46 pm

When we have a problem with a XP computer, we may ask the user to do the system restore. However, sometimes, the system restore may be removed by a virus. Is it possible to copy the system restore file to a different location and restore it when we need?
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Postby chicagotech » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:47 pm

The System Restore points files are stored under "System Volume
Information" system hidden folder in each partition. By default, only
SYSTEM account has the full control permissions to this folder.

I suggest you grant Administrators user group full control permissions to
this folder so that you can copy the files included to another location:

Step 1: Show system hidden files
========
1. Open the Control Panel and double click "Folder Options".
2. Switch to the View tab.
3. Select "Show hidden files and folders" under the "Hidden files and
folders".
4. Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and click Yes.
5. Click OK.

Step 2: Grant Administrators full control permissions to System Volume
Information folder
========
1. Right click C:\System Volume Information folder and select Properties.
2. Switch to Security tab, click Add, type Administrators and click OK.
3. Select Full Control under Allow and click OK.
4. Make the same change to System Volume Information folders on other
partitions if you have System Restore enabled on other partitions.

Then, you can copy the folder to another location for backup.
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Postby guest » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:47 pm

I can copy the folder. If I lose the system restore, what
I need to do is copying the folder back to the System Volume
Information. Right? Will I do the same way as normal to restore? Or any
thing I should be aware?
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Postby chicagotech » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:48 pm

Yes, if you lose the System Restore points, please copy the backup folder
back to System Volume Information.

Please be aware that these are the System Restore points files for a normal
system restore. So you still need to do the same way as normal to perform a
restore.
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