System restore feature in Windows® 7
What is system restore feature in Windows 7 and how can you restore Windows library?
Windows 7 has an important feature known as system restore feature which creates system recovery points according to dates at regular intervals before any major changes like new installations of applications and drivers etc are made. These restore points store vital backup of the registry information, drive files, and other system files that are important for a healthy system performance. The restore points recover previous user files when there is any damage or system failure, so that users do not face any the problem of data loss. One must make sure that the Windows system recovery feature is enabled, otherwise, no checkpoints would be created and there will not be any saved restore points to revert to in case of a system failure.
Read further to know hoe to perform system restore, and how to restore Windows library.
- Performing a system restore
- Default library in Windows 7
- Restoring default library in Windows 7
Performing a system restore
Once the computer is re-booted, by pressing the F8 key before the OS gets loaded, one can enter the booting options. Choose the ‘Last Known Good Configuration' in the Advanced option. This way you can restore the computer. This can alternately be done from the recovery console after Windows has loaded. The Recovery console can be started by typing ‘System restore’ in the Start menu Search box. The best restore point is already ticked by default. One can also choose any other restore point by clicking on 'Choose a different restore point'. Another feature in the recovery module is the ‘Scan for affected programs’ link which scans the installed programs to diagnose what is causing the trouble.
Default library in Windows 7
Library, as the word suggests, allow users to access files form one or more folders without moving them from their original location. They give an easy access to a category irrespective of their storage location. For example, a documents library gives access to all the personal documents of the user, like word documents, presentations, spreadsheets etc. Music library provides access to all music files that are copied from CDs or downloaded via Internet. These files may be stored anywhere on the computer drive but a library list ensures that you do not have to go to different locations to access those files. In the library, you can create a list of all the music files and access them all from one place.
Windows 7 has stored library of Music, Videos, Pictures and Documents. These are setup as default. Sometimes, accidentally, some files can go missing. In such a case, one can easily restore them to default by right-clicking on ‘Libraries’ in the navigation pane that is present on the left of a Windows Explorer or file browser window, followed by selecting ‘Restore Default Libraries’. Windows Media Player files can be restored from the ‘Tools’ option and clicking on ‘Advanced’ followed by ‘Restore Media Library’. The full path to the Libraries folder which are hidden is as follows: C:Users(User-Name)AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsLibraries. In case one wishes to restore accidentally deleted library files, go to Tools - Advanced - Restore deleted library items.
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