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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    i have a question about system restore

    hello everyone:

    i used system restore on my pc a while back and brought it back to when i installed my os

    my question to you is:

    does system restore delete any program installations installed after the restore point?

    i thought it replaces system files but does not delete any files

    who knows the answers?



    thanks
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    Junior Member sedative's Avatar
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    from the windows xp help file:

    System Restore overviewSystem Restore is a component of Windows XP Professional that you can use to restore your computer to a previous state, if a problem occurs, without losing your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e-mail). System Restore monitors changes to the system and some application files, and it automatically creates easily identified restore points. These restore points allow you to revert the system to a previous time. They are created daily and at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed). You can also create and name your own restore points at any time.

    Notes

    Restoring your computer does not affect or change your personal data files. For information about backing up personal data files, see Backing up files and folders.

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    thanks sedative:

    good to see you again

    i did the system restore
    and i found a couple of directories in the program directory were empty

    so windows deleted the applications

    it was a program called sonar

    it deleted the program but left some files there

    i just wanted to know how severe restore can go


    if i say to someone to use it and it deletes their office installation along with thier netscapo navigator etc....
    i could have a big headache

    but if it just stops the program from loading and hide the icon from the desktop ok....
    but deleting the whole program spells trouble for some people


    what if it deleted some favorites or something

    i dont know

    its good to talk about it

    thanks again sedative for giving some insight



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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Programs installed after the Restore Point will not work, but traces of the program will be leftover. I guess you would have to manually delete them and use regcleaner if you want them wiped out so that they would pose no problem if you want to reinstall them later on.

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