I Lost All of My Files, Do This to Make Sure you Don't
If your System Restore function is set to OFF, you are at a risk of losing all of your data during the next Windows update or next time you install a program. I will highly recommend you to pay close attention to this. By the way, some of you complained that you don’t get my daily newsletters. This is because they go into your Gmail’s “Promotions” tab automatically. I’d suggest dragging this email to your regular “Inbox” to tell Gmail that I am not a marketer and to make sure you receive my newsletters going forward.
How to Enable System Restore
If your System Protection is OFF, you will not be able to create automatic or manual system restore points.
If the System Restore and Create buttons are grayed out, and the Protection status next to the System disk reads Off, that means System Protection is disabled on your computer.
To enable System Protection, select the System drive and click Configure.
Select Turn on system protection and click OK.
Windows automatically assigns about 3 – 10 percent of your hard drive for System Protection. You can change this by adjusting the Max Usage slider. However, make sure you assign at least 1GB (or more) because the System Protection feature won’t run if the reserved disk space is below 1GB.
If the reserved space gets occupied, Windows will delete older restore points to make room for new ones. We recommend that you proceed with the default disk space that Windows recommends.
The default allocation should be enough to accommodate as many restore points as possible. The more restore points you have, the higher the chances of recovering files, settings, and other configurations should your computer ever run into a problem.
With System Protection set up, you can now manually create restore points.
I am preparing a full comprehensive System restore guide, which will be available to paid subscribers this Friday, as a token of appreciation for your support. Thanks a lot to those who do and those who consider it.