System restore points can help you to roll back to previous Windows state. But how can you do that when Windows 10 restore points are missing or gone? This article will show you how to solve the problem system restore points missing or gone. Besides system restore point, you can use MiniTool software to create a system image to safeguard your PC.
Windows 10 Restore Point Missing
System restore point is created to roll back to previous Windows state when the operating system is crashed or other accidents happen. The restore point can even help you to restore Windows to an earlier date.
However, some computer users complain that the system restore points are gone Windows 10 when they try to perform system restore. And they don’t know what to do.
As a matter of fact, the issue of Windows 10 restore points missing can be caused by various reasons. Here is a list for some of them.
- System Restore in Windows 10 is disabled by default or it is turned off manually. All system restore points will be deleted once it is turned off manually.
- There is insufficient free space to create system restore points. If the max usage space is low, the system restore may automatically delete previous restore points.
- Windows update. After updating a new operating system, the previous restore points may get lost.
- Accidental deletion. If you have used the Disk Cleanup utility, the system restore points may be deleted mistakenly.
- The system restore point has been kept for over 90 days. In Windows 10, system restore points can be stored for 90 days. Otherwise, the older restore points that have exceeded 90 days will be deleted automatically.
- The page file is defragmented. If you find that your system restore points are being deleted on every reboot, maybe your Page File is highly defragmented.
There is no doubt that there are some other causes that can also lead to system restore points gone. But no matter what reason is, you can try to use following 8 solutions to solve the problem of Windows 10 restore points missing.
Solution 1. Check and Remove Problematic Programs
At first, we will show you the first way to solve the problem Windows 10 restore point missing. Virus or problematic programs may erase the restore points Windows 10. So you can try using the antivirus software to scan and remove the virus or problematic programs.
After that, you can create restore points again and check if Windows 10 restore points are still missing.
Solution 2. Enable System Restore
If the System Restore utility has been turned off, the problem system restore points gone Windows 10 will occur. Whenever the System Restore utility is turned off, all previously created restore points will be deleted. Therefore, you need to check whether System Restore utility is enabled.
Now, the detailed instructions to do so are as follows.
Step 1: Select Control Panel and choose System utility in the main interface. Then choose System protection in the left pane.
Step 2: Go to the system protection tab and select a drive to check, and then click Configure to enable system protection.
Step 3: In the popup window, you can see two options. Then you need to check the Turn on system protection and click OK to continue.
After that, you can create a restore point again and check whether the restore points disappear again next time.
Are you still troubled by the issue restore point cannot be created? This post shows 6 solutions to solve the problem restore point could not be created.
Solution 3. Check Disk Space
System Restore needs a certain amount of disk space. If there is not enough space, the restore points created before will be deleted to make room for the new one. So in order to solve the issue of system restore points missing, you need to check the disk space and adjust it.
Now, we will show you how to adjust disk space with a step-by-step guide.
Step 1: On the same System Protection window as shown in the last solution, drag the Max Usage slide to increase the space for the System Restore.
Step 2: Click OK to continue.
After that, try to create a system point again and see whether the problem restore points gone will occur when you restart your computer.
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Solution 4. Check Volume Shadow Copy Services
Volume Shadow Copy allows users to backup application data and files even though the application is in use. If the Volume Shadow Copy service is disabled, system restore points missing issue may occur.
So in order to recover system restore points, you can try to check whether the Volume Shadow Copy works normally.
The followings are the detailed operations.
Step 1: Press Windows key and R key together and type services.msc in the box. Then click OK to continue.
Step 2: Select the Volume Shadow Copy Service from the list and check whether it is running.
Step 3: If it is not running, you can right-click it and choose Start from the context menu.
After that, you can try to create a system restore point and check whether the error restore points missing still occurs.
Solution 5. Check Corrupted System Files
If above solutions don’t work efficitive enough, you can try to use the following method, which helps you to check and repair the corrupted system files so as to solve Window 10 restore points missing error.
Step 1: Right-click the Start menu and choose Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2: Then input sfc /scannow and hit Enter.
Step 3: If there is any error showing after you have inputted the above commands, it means that your hard drive may be failed or it is corrupted. This could be the cause of system restore points missing.
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After that, you can recreate a restore point and check whether the issue system restore points gone still occurs.
Solution 6. Check Restore Points in Safe Mode
The system restore points will be listed in Safe Mode, thus we suggest that you try to find System Restore points in Safe Mode.
Now, we will tell you how to find the restore points in Safe Mode step by step.
Step 1: Restart your computer and press Shift key continuously.
Step 2: After that, click Troubleshoot, then click Advanced options to continue.
Step 3: Then click Startup Setting > Restart> Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Step 4: Type rstrui.exe and hit Enter to continue.
Step 5: In the next interface, click Next to continue.
Step 6: After that, you can see that all restore points are listed here. You can choose one restore point and click Next to continue.
Step 7: In the next page, you need to confirm this restore point and click Finish to start the process.
Thus, if your system restore points are missing, you can try to find them in the Safe Mode.
Solution 7. Change Triggers in SR Properties
Now, we will introduce how to solve the error system restore point gone by changing triggers in SR properties step by step.
Step 1: Type Task Scheduler in the search box of Windows 10 and open the program to enter its main interface.
Step 2: Then unfold the Task Schedule Library folder and select Microsoft > Windows > SystemRestore.
Step 3: After that, you can double-click the SR entry in the top pane.
Step 4: After entering its main interface, go to the Triggers tab.
Step 5: You can change (by selecting an existing trigger and clicking Edit) or add (by clicking New) triggers, which will run and create a system restore point automatically on the predefined schedule. And click OK to continue.
Step 6: Now, you can click Conditions to specify those conditions. Please note that the Start the task only if the computer is idle for and Start the task only if the computer is on AC power should be unchecked. Then click OK to continue.
Now, you can exit the Trigger SR Properties and try to create a new restore point and check whether Windows 10 restore points missing error still occurs.
Solution 8. System Restore Point Alternative
As we all know, when Windows 10 restore point gets missing, it is difficult for you to roll back to previous Windows state. In addition, the system restore point only helps you to restore the settings to the previous state, and it cannot help you to restore the personal files.
Thus, you may be wondering about whether there are more secure and effective ways.
Of course, in order to restore your computer including the settings and personal files, you can use the system image created before.
The system image created before can help you to restore your computer to a previous state including the personal files.
Hence, to create a system image, MiniTool ShadowMaker, the professional backup software, is strongly recommended. Not only can it back up the OS, but also can back up files, folders, disks and partitions.
It also can help to perform some recovery solutions with the image created before when your computer encounters a sudden crash.
In addition, it is also a piece of file sync software, enabling you to sync files to one or more locations so as to avoid data loss.
So when encountering Windows 10 restore points missing, the system image can play an important role. So just download MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial to have a try or choose to purchase an advanced edition.
After successfully installing this software, you can start to back up operating system.
Step 1: Launch the software and click Keep Trial to continue. Choose Local and click Connect in This Computer to continue.
Step 2: MiniTool ShadowMaker is designed to back up operating system by default and it also helps you to choose a destination path automatically. You can also click Destination to change the target path. Usually, it is recommended to choose an external hard drive as the destination path.
Step 3: Click Back up Now to start the process immediately.
When the process is finished, a system image will be successfully created. When encountering Windows 10 restore points missing or no restore points have been created Windows 10 issue, you can restore computer to a previous state with the system image.
From above information, we have list 8 solutions to Windows 10 restore points missing. However, for system backup and restore matters, MiniTool ShadowMaker is worth recommending since it is convenient and plays an important role in rolling back to previous state when system restore points gone.
Now, you can try to use above 8 solutions to restore points gone. If you have any better solution, you can share it in the comment zone. If you have any problem with MiniTool ShadowMaker, you can contact us via [email protected].