How To See List Of Available Restore Points In Windows 11

TechHow ToHow To See List Of Available Restore Points In Windows 11

A restore point is a useful feature of System Restore that creates a type of snapshot of the software, registry, and driver configuration on your System at a certain point in time. Then, if required, you can take your PC back to that instant in time. Nevertheless, you would also lose any unintended changes that might have been performed without your knowledge. Although you might lose part of the work you’ve done since you established that restore point.

Be mindful that only manually made restore points or those made when a new software or driver is installed will create new restore points. Furthermore, the data required to bring the system to the selected state exists in each restore point. Your personal files folder stands unaffected by restoring, however, updates, drivers, and apps that add after the restore point will delete.

System Restore is a useful tool without a doubt. Though, you must have one or more previously generated system restore points for the Windows 11 installation to restore Windows 11 to an earlier time. So, to see all the available restore points, have gathered different methods which you can use to see all the manual or system-made restore points.

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Method 1: See all Available Restore Points via System Protection

Step 1: First, you need to jot down Sysdm. cpl in your search option given in your taskbar.

Step 2: Then, enter to proceed. After that, you will see a window of System Properties.

Step 3: From there, tap on the System Protection option

How to See List of Available Restore Points in Windows 11, See all Available Restore Points via System Protection,
System Properties on Windows 11

Step 4: On the System Protection menu, you will see the System Restore. Simply click on it. You will be directed to System Restore Wizard

System Protection - System Restore
System Protection – System Restore

Step 5: You will now see the next option, tap on it.

System Restore
System Restore

Step 6: On your System restore window you will notice the latest restore point. If you want to see all the available notice points. Simply checkmark on the “Show more restore points” option.

Show more restored points
Show more restored points

Step 7: After that, you will notice all the available restore points along with the date and time when they were created.

Further, if you want to see the last updates drivers, and programs that were upgraded after the creation of your desired restore point. Simply click on Scan for affected programs once you select your restore point.

All-in-all, it is a wonderful function that might help you solve time-consuming PC issues. The built-in troubleshooters and Reset this PC options in Windows 11 are cutting-edge features, nevertheless, the System Restore tool can fix problems rather quickly.

Furthermore, if you like to restore the system to resolve any frustrating issue with your PC. We advise you to establish a restore point before causing any significant modifications to your Windows 11 installation. 

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To get started with creating a restore point, follow the steps mentioned below.

Creating A Restore Point On Windows 11

Below are some easy steps you need to follow to make a restore point:

Step 1: Type sysdm.cpl in the search option and then press enter to proceed

Step 2: Then, in the system properties. Make sure that the “system restore feature” is enabled. If it is not enabled click on the Configure option.

Configure - restore setting
Configure – restore setting

Step 3: You will direct to restore settings and there you will see the option to Turn on system protection just enable this option then click on OK

Enable system protection
Enable system protection

Step 4: Back at the System Properties windows. Now, clicking the Create button will prompt you to immediately create a new restoration point.

Create restore point
Create restore point

Step 5: In the pop-up window, give your restore point a name, then select Create. You will see another window after a short while declaring that the restore point successfully generated. Now tap close.

Type a description for creating a restore point
Type a description for creating a restore point

Now that your system “restore point” created successfully. You can now easily restore your system to its previous state if you happen to face any issues after a while and you like to go back because you prefer how it was operating before.

If you wish to restore your system you can follow these simple steps that we have provided to make your work smooth and much faster on your Windows 11.

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Utilize your Restore Point to Restore the System

Step 1: On the search option, type Control Panel and click on it

Step 2: On the control panel window, tap on the Recovery option.

Control panel > recovery
Control panel > recovery

Step 3: On the recovery window, you will see Open system restore, simply click on it

Open System Restore
Open System Restore

Step 4: After that, you notice a window that will ask you if your want to Restore system files, click on next

Step 5: There you will see the list of points, created manually or by the system. Click on the one you desire to go back to

Show more restored points
Show more restored points

Step 6: Click on Scan for affected programs just to be safe. You’ll receive a list of the apps that will delete and those that restore automatically as a result. Click Next after closing the window.

Scan for affected programs
Scan for affected programs

Step 7: The next thing you will see is the restoration point you’ve selected, the drive it will impact, and a warning that you might wish to use a USB drive to create a password reset disc if you’ve recently changed your Windows password are all listed in the final confirmation window. Also, you will have one more chance to search for impacted programs.

Finally, to start the procedure, click Finish.

That’s it! Hopefully, we have guided you well on how you can see, create and restore points to do a proper and successful System restore.

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Tarim Zia
Tarim Zia
Tarim Zia is a technical writer with a unique ability to express complex technological concepts in an engaging manner. Graduating with a degree in business studies and holding a diploma in computer science, Tarim brings a diverse set of skills to her writing. Her strong background in business allows her to provide valuable insights into the impact of technology on various industries, while her technical knowledge enables her to delve into the intricacies of emerging technologies.
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