Create shortcut to system restore point in Windows 7

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In this tutorial we will show you, how to create a shortcut to system restore point, so that you can set restore point just on a double click.

Create a shortcut to system restore or pin system restore to taskbar in Windows 7

Normally, to restore or create a restore point in Windows 7, you have to go to the System Restore tab from Start menu > Control Panel > System and Security > System, then have to click the System Restore link in the left pane.

Microsoft, by default, does not provide a shortcut to System Restore.

Here is how you can create it.

Steps:

1. Right click on the desktop; point to new > Shortcut :

Create a shortcut to system restore or pin system restore to taskbar in Windows 7-1

2. The trick is in this step! Type or copy and paste the location of the item:

control.exe sysdm.cpl @0,4

then click Next and rename the Shortcut as System Restore or anything you want. Click OK.

3. A shortcut will be created on the desktop:

Create a shortcut to system restore or pin system restore to taskbar in Windows 7-24. A simple click on the shortcut opens directly Restoration System Protection tab to restore or create a restore point.

5. Additional step:

You can change the icon to default Microsoft Windows 7 System Restore Icon. To do this, right click over the Icon, click Properties, then click Change Icon.

Browse to C: > Windows > System32 > imageres.dll and select the right icon:

Here is how it will look:

Create a shortcut to system restore or pin system restore to taskbar in Windows 7

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Comments

  1. Ronga says

    Thank you very much. I have tried Visual Basic Script from other websites that did not work for me, but this works for me on Windows 7 64-bit.

  2. says

    Welcome and thanks Ronga for the kind feedback.

    Visual Basic script to create shortcut to system restore point may be blocked by the system itself in Windows 7 64 bit OS (depends on previous log that is kept for malware / virus attack too!) to keep the security on. It appears to Windows 7, a suspicious malware is taking advantage to intrude in to the system.

    We are glad to know you have enjoyed it.

  3. Charles says

    Thanks for taking the time to help persons like me to that know computer “tricks” exist but can’t do them ourselves!!