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Create A System Restore Shortcut On The Desktop


The fact Is, the more activity you perform on your computer such as downloading and Installing applications or tweaking the operating system with various optimization tools, the greater the chance of corruption and loss of functionality. In such cases, one way to get the OS back to It's normal state, Is to hit a System Restore. Wouldn't It be great, If you could access It with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a System Restore shortcut on the desktop.


So what exactly Is System Restore? Put simply, It's a built-In utility that allows you to undo changes that were made to your PC, hence go back to It's previous functional state. For Instance, If you've Installed an application that caused Instability to your operating system, a System Restore will revert to a time before the application was Installed.

Here's what I'm referring to. There are a number of ways to access It, one of which Is to navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > System > System protection. It will then execute, as per the Image below.



Sometimes, due to loss of functionality, It may prevent you from accessing System Restore In the above manner, Inclusive of using the Windows 10 search function and other traditional gateways. Having a System Restore shortcut on your desktop, will provide a direct channel to the utility, and I will show you how to apply It with Incredible ease. So without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
%windir%\system32\rstrui.exe

Then hit Next to move forward.


Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips System Restore. When you've named yours, click Finish to finalize the process.


Step Four:

I've navigated to my desktop, and as you can see, my System Restore shortcut has been created. Let's make sure It's working, by double-clicking It.


Last Step:

As expected, It's directly executed the Restore system files and settings window. If I had Issues with my computer, I'd simply hit Next, follow a few prompts and restore It to It's previous functional state.


Final Thoughts:

It doesn't get any easier than this, does It? The good thing about this shortcut, Is that It's not dedicated to the desktop per se, meaning you can copy It to just about any directory on your computer. In the event you cannot access your desktop at the time of need, I suggest creating a few copies (via the copy & paste operation) and place them In various convenient locations. Believe me, for peace of mind, It's well worth It.



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