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By galehickey2 ·
When I use system restore and restore to a previous date what files does it replace. Does it replace the registry, going back to a previous registry? I am tired of trying to use this feature because more often than not I simply get a message "..could not restore,etc.."
WINME had scanreg /restore and was great. Was wondering if this system restore was supposed to replace this. Thanks.

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by dmiles In reply to system restore

It restores to the state of the computer on that particular date,it restores the registry and other settings that system had setup on that date before changes

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by jschein In reply to system restore

The system restore saves files and the registry. Depending on what your size of recovery is is dependant on what it will save. 1st priority goes to the registry, then installed programs. So, if you do a restore, the registry will come back to that date, however, some of the programs may not be there which will cause a error after some boot-ups.

Recommend if you want that kind of feature, get the norton systemworks which has the "GoBack" utility which is more intensive and keep things normal when you "roll-back" to a specific date.

Good luck

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