FIX: Windows 10 can’t find a restore point
The first thing that comes to mind of the user when something goes awry with any Windows System Restore. This feature is as old as the Windows platform itself, and it provides a safe solution for many Windows users.
As you may know, System Restore creates points that can be used to rewind time.
1. Make sure System Restore is enabled
- Right-click on the PC and open Properties.
- Click the System protection on the left side.
- Select Local Disk System partition, usually (C :).
- Click the Configure below.
- Click Enable protection system.
- Choose your preferred disk usage limit on the scale. After the restore point reaches the limit, they will be removed from older to newer. They are considering the available space because they tend to pile up quickly.
- Confirm changes and restart your PC.
After that, your System will track changes and restore points accordingly. After every new program installed or significant system changes, the System will create a restore point.
With Windows 10, Microsoft decided to disable the System Restore feature by default to conserve storage space and lower requirements.
Restore points can take up a lot of storage space, and, with them running in the background, a minimum of 16GB of free space Windows 10 needs, it is impossible to work with.
Therefore, make sure that maintenance is activated automatically restore. Of course, if you try to fix your System is damaged, allowing the system restore will not help you too much.
2. Create a restore point manually
- In the Windows Search bar, type recover and open the Create a restore point.
- Under the protection system tab, click Create.
- Name the restore point and click Create.
- This System will create a restore point, and you’ll be good to go when future problems arise.
There is a scenario in which you believe that several restore points exist, but they go for no apparent reason. Unfortunately, that’s not unusual.
Sometimes they were eliminated by system updates, configuration changes, or even third-party antivirus solutions. And the worst thing is that you, most of the time, did not realize it.
And when the terrible time comes, and you need to restore your PC and fix the error – not a single restore point is there to answer your call.
If this is a recurring event, your best bet is to leave behind the automation and do it manually. You can create a restore point every time you deem necessary, but you can not move from the default location, which complicates things.