This article instructs how to list all available System restore points in Windows 11. System restore points, automatically created within a 24-hour period, can revert the computer to a previous good state. The article provides a step-by-step guide on finding system restore points via the Settings app, and an alternative method using Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.
This article explains how to list all available System restore points in Windows 11.
When a drive is added to System protection, Windows creates restore points so one can revert unneeded changes and go back to a previous good state.
A restore point is the state of your computer that Windows captures and saves on a system partition that can be used to restore the computer in the event of a disaster.
Windows will automatically create a restore point if there weren’t any created within 24 hours. Although you can change that so Windows doesn’t skip creating restore points, making a restore point every 24 hours is the default.
A typical computer will have several restore points. Here’s how to list them all in Windows 11.
List all available restore points.
As described above, a typical Windows machine will have multiple restore points available to restore your computer to a time when the restore point was created.
Here’s how to do that.
To do that, first, open the Windows Settings app.
You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the Settings app. Or press the keyboard shortcuts (Windows + I) to launch the Settings app.
When the Settings app opens, navigate to System -> About -> System protection link on the About page.
On the System Protection window, click the System Restore button.
Check the box highlighted below to “Show more restore points” on the window. You should then see a list of available restore points to which you can revert your computer.
List available restore points using Windows commands
To do that, first, open the Windows Terminal app as administrator.
In the Windows Terminal PowerShell tab, type the commands below.
Get-ComputerRestorePoint | Format-Table -AutoSize
The Command above should output similar lines as below:
CreationTime Description SequenceNumber EventType RestorePointType ------------ ----------- -------------- --------- ---------------- 2/15/2023 5:35:32 PM Windows Update 1 BEGIN_SYSTEM_CHANGE 17 2/19/2023 7:01:09 PM Windows Update 2 BEGIN_SYSTEM_CHANGE 17 2/22/2023 10:47:01 PM Windows Update 3 BEGIN_SYSTEM_CHANGE 17
Or use the Windows Terminal with the Command Prompt tab and run the commands below.
PowerShell Get-ComputerRestorePoint^|Format-Table -AutoSize
That should do it!
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