System Restore is an essential tool in Windows, but some users have encountered issues while trying to restore their computer.
Users reported that System Restore fails to restore their PC, and that System Restore exe is missing.
In this article, we will explore some solutions for resolving the System Restore exe file location XP issues.
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Use a third-party software
- System Restore is an inbuilt feature in Windows.
- However, it’s not always effective.
- In that case, a third-party software such as CCleaner, Revo Uninstaller, etc., can be a good solution.
- These tools help you clean your PC of unwanted or corrupted files.
- This, in turn, might fix the System Restore error.
Run System Restore Troubleshooter
- Press Windows + I to open the Settings app, and select Update & Security.
- Click on the Troubleshoot option.
- Scroll down and click on System Restore.
- Click Scan for affected programs.
- Now, click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
Rename System Restore folder
- Navigate to the System Restore folder location.
- Rename the System Restore folder â€“ for example, System Restore 2012.
- Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Check System Restore folder location
- Step 1: Open the Search menu by pressing Windows + S keys.
- Type system restore to Search and click on System Restore to open that Control Panel applet.
- Click Open System Restore.
- Then click the Scan for affected programs button.
- Click the System Restore button.
- Select the Show more restore points option.
- Press the Next button.
- Then select the most recent restore point.
- Click the Next button.
- Then, click the Finish button to complete the process.
Create a new System Restore Point
- Go to Start, type System Restore, and open System Restore
- Create a new System Restore point
- Right-click on the System Restore point and select Next
- Reinstall the problematic driver
Reinstall the System Restore service
- If the System Restore service is already running, it’s best to uninstall it and reinstall it. To do that, open Run by pressing Windows + R keys.
- Input this command in Run: services.msc
- Press Enter to open the Services window.
- Right-click the System Restore service and choose the Stop option.
- Next, click the Start button in the Services window to reinstall the service.
- Restart Windows after reinstalling the System Restore service.
Run System Restore in Safe Mode
- Press the Windows key + R hotkey to open Run.
- Input winver in the Open box.
- Click OK to open the window shown directly below.
- If the OS is Windows 10, select the Get Windows 10 icon.
- Select the Upgrade now option.