Windows 10 is packed with a handful of recovery features that have the ability to troubleshoot problems on your PC. One of these functions includes System Restore Point, an important tool which can help you recover from various types of problems.
Typically, Windows 10 will automatically create a new restore point before you install a new app, a driver, or make any major changes to your PC, and you can create one manually as well. But in this tutorial, we will be presenting to you how to create a desktop shortcut with a special script so that you can create new restore points with a simple double-click.
Before getting started, you will need to check if System Restore Point is enabled in your PC. To do this, follow the steps we are outlining below:
Step 1: Go to the search bar in the Start menu, type in Create a restore point, and then hit Enter.
Step 2: Choose the System Protection tab. Now, under the Protections Settings section, you will need to check if the setting is set to On or OFF.
If the system drive’s protection is On, just jump to the “How to create a System Restore Point shortcut script” section below.
If it’s Off, just choose your PC system drive, and click Configure…
Step 3: Click the Turn on system protection option.
Step 4: Click Apply > OK.
For now, let’s check out steps to create a System Restore Point Shortcut script:
Step 1: Right-click on the desktop, and then choose New > Shortcut.
Step 2: Once you are in the Create Shortcut wizard, enter the following command, and then click Next.
cmd.exe /k “wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint “My Shortcut Restore Point”, 100, 7″
Step 3: You need to type a name for the shortcut, and click Finish.
Step 4: Right-click the shortcut you just created, and choose Properties.
Step 5: Click Change Icon… in case you would like to add a more appropriate icon.
Step 6: Now, you need to type the following path in the field, and hit Enter.
Step 7: Choose the icon you want and click OK.
Step 8: Click Advanced.
Step 9: Check the box for Run as administrator, and then click OK.
Step 10: Click Apply > OK to complete the task.
Step 11: In the end, you just need to double-click the desktop shortcut to check if a system restore point can be created. If created, you should see the message Method execution successful in the Command Prompt.
From now on, when you are going to install a new app, driver, or you are about to make any major changes to your PC, you can double-click the shortcut to create a new restore point in a quick manner, without the need to follow lengthy steps.
That’s all about to create a System Restore Point in Windows 10 with a simple double-click. Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.
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