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How to Create a System Restore Point Shortcut in Windows 10

System Restore point shortcut
Written by Naveen Robsworth

Windows 10 operating system comes with many recovery features that help you to solve most of the problems you come across.  You may not know when your PC starts working improperly. System restore point is one of them that comes handy when you want to move back to the point of time at which everything on your PC was working correctly.

Generally, an operating system creates a new restore point before changes are made to your computer and even you can create system restore points manually. In this article, we will help you to create a system restore point shortcut on the desktop that allows you to create new restore points with a simple button click.

Is System Restore Point enabled on your PC ?

Well, before moving further first you need to make sure that System Restore Point is enabled on your PC or not.

  1.  Launch the START menu either by clicking on the Windows icon on the bottom-left of the screen or by  pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2.  Type “Create a restore point” in the search bar and hit enter.
  3.  System properties window will appear on the screen. Click on the “System Protection” tab.
  4.  Under Protection Settings, verify whether Protection is turned ON or not. If it is already ON then, skip the  below steps else select the PC system drive and click on the Configure button.System_restore_shortcut_1
  5.  Select the Turn on system protection option and click on Apply button. Finally, click on OK button.

System Restore Point is now enabled on your PC. Let’s see how to create system restore point shortcut.

How to create a System Restore Point shortcut

Follow the below simple steps:

  1.  Right-click on the desktop screen, click on New and then select Shortcut.System_restore_shortcut_3
  2. Type the below command in the text box under Type the location of the item: and click on Next button.
     cmd.exe /k "wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "My Shortcut Restore Point", 100, 7"System_restore_shortcut_4
  3.  Now enter the name of the shortcut in the text box and click on Finish button.System_restore_shortcut_5
  4.  Right-click on the shortcut and select Properties.System_restore_shortcut_6
  5.  If you want to add an icon to the shortcut key, then click on the Change icon button.
  6.  Browse to the below path, select your icon and click on OK button.
  7. Click on Advanced tab and select Run as administrator option. Then, click on OK button.System_restore_shortcut_8
  8. Click on Apply button and then OK button.

That’s it. You can now double-click on the shortcut icon and verify if system restore point is created or not by cross checking with the below screenshot.System_restore_shortcut_9
You can now create system restore point now with just a simple button click instead of going through many steps.

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