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Create An Advanced Recovery Tools Shortcut

It's Inevitable that loss of functionality, system Instability and/or corruption to your operation system, will be experienced at some point during your computing environment. Sometimes, the only way to restore the OS back to It's original state, Is to perform some type of system recovery. In such cases, having access to a set of tools at your fingertips, Is certainly welcomed. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an Advanced recovery tools shortcut on your computer's desktop.

Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. In order to access the Windows built-In Advanced recovery tools, you need to navigate to Control Panel > Select View by Large Icons > Recovery > Advanced recovery tools, and you will see the following window.

Depending on the nature of the Issue, there are a number of options to choose from- each serving their purpose differently, yet effective to the problem at hand. Wouldn't It be great to have this available on your desktop? I think so too, hence I will demonstrate how to apply It, by using only a few steps. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:
Firstly, right-click anywhere on a blank area on your computer's desktop, and select New > Shortcut as shown below.

Step Two:
Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
control /name Microsoft.Recovery

Hit Next to move forward.

Step Three:
Now you need to provide a name for your shortcut. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Recovery. Hit Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:
And here's the result. As you can see, the Advanced recovery shortcut has been created on my PC's desktop. To make sure It's functional, let's double-click It.

Step Five:
As expected, the Advanced recovery tools has opened, with three recovery options to choose from. I'll click Configure System Restore as arrowed below.

Step Six:
I now have access to all the System Restore options, as marked In red. Of course, I can also access the other options as shown In the Image above.

Final Thoughts:
Microsoft tends to do a pretty good job In embedding much-needed tools and utilities, and the Advanced recovery tools Is certainly part of this equation. Due to It's default and somewhat hidden location, some users are probably completely unaware of It's existence, which Is why I decided to write this tutorial- to have It available by a simple double-click of the mouse.


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