The system restores in Windows 10 does not get as much attention as it once did, although it is still an extremely useful feature. The only concern is that manually creating a new restore point requires far too many steps. But you can create it by using a shortcut. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to make a shortcut icon in Windows 10 to create a system restore point.

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

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

Right click on the This PC option from the desktop as the following image is showing.

Then click on the Properties option as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Properties option, the following screen will appear.

Click the Advanced system settings option as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Advanced system settings option, the following dialogue box will appear.

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 choose New -> Shortcut option as the following image is showing.

As you click this option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Paste the following command in the highlighted textbox and click the Next button.

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

The following options will appear.

Type the name of the shortcut and click the Finish button as highlighted in the above image. Now go to the created shortcut, right click on it and select the Properties option as the following image is showing.

As you will select the Properties option, the following dialogue box will appear.

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

Check the Run as administrator checkbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. You will get back to the previous dialogue box. Then click the Apply and the OK button. Now you can create a system restore point through this shortcut.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to make a shortcut icon in Windows 10 to create a system restore point.

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

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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