How to make a shortcut icon in Windows 10 to create a system restore point

System Restore in Windows 10 doesn't get as much attention as it used to, although it is still an extremely useful feature. The only concern is that manually creating a new restore point requires way too many steps. But you can create it with the help of a shortcut. In this article, we will walk you through the entire procedure to create a shortcut in Windows 10 to create a system restore point.

Create a shortcut icon in Windows 10 to create a system restore point

To create a shortcut icon in Windows 10 to create a system restore point, follow this step-by-step procedure.

On the desktop, right-click on the This PC option, as shown in the following image.

Then click on the Properties option as highlighted in the image above. When you click on the Properties option, the following screen will be displayed.

Click on the Advanced System Settings option as highlighted in the image above. When you click on the Advanced System Settings option, the following dialog box is displayed.

Now you can click the Configure button to configure the restore point if it exists. Otherwise, click the Create button to create a restore point manually.

To create a shortcut, right-click anywhere on the desktop and select the New -> Shortcut option, as the following image shows.

When you click on this option, the following dialog box is displayed.

Paste the following command into the highlighted text box and click the Next button.

cmd.exe /k "wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\Standardpath SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "My Shortcut Restore Point", 100, 7"

The following options are displayed.

Enter the name of the shortcut and click the Create button, as highlighted in the image above. Now go to the created shortcut, right click on it and select the Properties option as shown in the following image.

When you select the Properties option, the following dialog box is displayed.

Under the Link tab, click the Advanced button as highlighted in the image above. The following dialog box will appear.

Check the Run as administrator checkbox, and then click the OK button as highlighted in the image above. You will be returned to the previous dialog box. Then click on the Apply and the OK button. Now you can create a system restore point using this shortcut.

Finish

If you follow this procedure, you can create a shortcut icon in Windows 10 to create a system restore point.

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