Create a restore point in Windows 10 with one click

If you use the System Restore function in Windows 10 to revert your operating system to the last known stable point when it was working correctly, you might be interested in having the ability to quickly create a restore point with one click. This can be done by creating a shortcut to a command which creates the restore point. In modern Windows versions, it is especially useful because System Restore has been scaled back to create restore points far less frequently, even as low as once a week!


Before you begin, make sure you have System Restore enabled.
To create a restore point in Windows 10 with one click, you need to do the following:

  1. Right click on the Desktop and select the command "New -> Shortcut" from the context menu.
  2. In the shortcut target, type or copy-paste the following text:
    cmd.exe /k "Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "%DATE%", 100, 7"

    Windows 10 create restore point shortcut

  3. Give this shortcut the desired name and icon. Windows 10 restore point shortcut name Tip: An appropriate icon is in the following file:
    C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe

    You can use it: Windows 10 restore point shortcut icon

  4. Now, open the shortcut's properties by right clicking it and click the Advanced... button on the Shortcut tab of its Properties. Check the option to run as administrator in the shortcut's properties -> Advanced and click OK everywhere to save settings: Windows 10 restore point shortcut admin

Now, all you need to do is run this shortcut to create the restore point. The result will be as follows: Windows 10 restore point created

The line "Method execution successful." indicates that everything is OK. You can use the mentioned WMIC command in batch files as well:

Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "%DATE%", 100, 7

Just remember to execute it from an elevated command prompt.

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That's it.

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12 thoughts on “Create a restore point in Windows 10 with one click

  1. David

    This is a good one! Thanks.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thank you for your kind words :)

      Reply
  2. Steve

    Thank you, big help for the users. :)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      you are welcome.

      Reply
  3. abissus

    This is a cool fast solution. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Don’t mention it.

      Reply
  4. irish5

    thank you, a very big help for me.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome

      Reply
  5. Bob

    This works in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 too.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep, you are right.

      Reply
  6. Niks

    cmd.exe /k “Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call Enable “C:\””

    Reply
  7. Tricia

    This works, but when I go to restore, each restore point is called “Automatic Restore Point”. Nothing I put in for the name gets saved (i.e. “%DATE%” as shown here).

    Reply

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