Mount and Access System Restore Points in Windows Using System Restore Explorer

Many times we advise to create System Restore point in Windows before trying a new customization pack, tweaking software, etc. System Restore in Windows allows you to restore your system to an earlier point when your system was working fine. It might become very useful when you break something and can't boot into Windows.

When you decide to restore a file or setting using System Restore, all other files and settings also get restored and you lose your customized settings and new version of files.

Wouldn't it be great if you could access the whole restore point as a folder in Windows Explorer and then copy and paste the desired file only?

Today we are going to share an excellent and absolutely free software "System Restore Explorer" which allows you to manage system restore points in Windows. It allows you to delete a restore point and the best feature of this tool is the ability to mount a system restore point as a folder in Windows Explorer.

When you run this software, you get following screen showing all system restore points created in your Windows:


You need to simply select the desired restore point and click on Delete button to delete it or click on "Mount" button to mount it as a folder in Windows Explorer.

The folder shortcut is created in C: drive and you can browse through all files and folders in this mounted restore point just like a normal folder:


If you want to unmount the restore point, you can delete the shortcut or click on "Unmount" button in the program window.

Its a very easy to use and useful software for Windows Vista and 7 users.

You can download it using following link:

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  • To everyone asking for it for XP, you can access XP restore points from Windows Explorer natively. Just go to C:\System Volume Information\_restore(HEX KEY HERE)\RP###\Snapshot *Note: These folders are hidden system folders, so make sure you can view them, and you may have to take access to them*

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