Create a System Restore Shortcut With One Click [Windows 10]

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Create a System Restore Shortcut With One Click [Windows 10]

Before we get into the one-click method of creating a System Restore point, we’re going to cover some other ways you can create a manual System Restore point.

Here are just a few:

Type “create restore point” (no quotes) in Windows 10 taskbar search (Cortana). Click on “Create a Restore Point” when it appears at the top of the search results.

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Or you can right-click on the Windows 10 start button, click on “System” then click “System info” (on the far right). Click on System Protection then click the Create button.

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You can also create a System Restore point by pressing the Windows Key + Pause/Break key. Click on System Protection  then click the Create Button. See screenshot above.

But how would you like to create a Restore Point just with a single click? It’s easy, here’s how:

1. Right-click on your desktop
2. Choose “New” > “Shortcut”
3. In the box under “What would you like to create a shortcut for” copy & paste this line:

powershell.exe -NoExit -Command “& {Checkpoint-Computer -description “MyRestorePoint” -restorepointtype “Modify_Settings”}

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4. Now give it a name, for instance “Create System Restore Point” would be nice.

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5. Right-click on your desktop shortcut and choose “Properties”. Click “Advanced”. Tick the box that says “Run as administrator”. Then click OK. Click Apply/Ok in the main dialog.

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Now when you click your new shortcut you’ll see this:

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Now you can create a System Restore point with just a single click!

For more interesting reading about System Restore and how to use it, see these Cloudeight articles:

The following article shows you how to use System Restore.

http://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/new/dont-ignore-system-restore/

The following article shows you how to adjust the space allocated for System Restore to use.

http://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/new/take-control-of-system-restore/

 

7 thoughts on “Create a System Restore Shortcut With One Click [Windows 10]

  1. Annette

    Hi, a question, when I right click on the desktop and hover over New I get the blue screen of death. How to fix?

    Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      BSODs are almost always caused by driver issues. If you have a driver updater program that would be where I’d look. Automatic driver update programs cause a lot of problems. If you have one I suggest you uninstall it. Then I would look in Device Manager and roll-back your video driver to its previous version. I’m just guessing. BSOD’s have many causes.

      Reply
  2. Diane Walker

    Sadly, In the Shortcut Properties, Advanced settings does not allow me to check Run as Administrator. I did something wrong!
    Thanks for sharing great tips.

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    1. infoave Post author

      You have to be logged in to Windows as an administrator.

      Reply
  3. Cindy

    What am I doing wrong? It isn’t working. This is what I get in my command box

    The string is missing the terminator: “.
    + CategoryInfo : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordEx
    ception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : TerminatorExpectedAtEndOfString

    Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      You have to be logged into Windows as an administrator. You have to copy & paste the text exactly into a PowerShell dialog with Admin privileges. These screen shots I took came from a Windows 10 Home computer, logged in to Windows as an admin…

      Reply

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