How to Create System Restore Points using Script or Command-Line

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System Restore is a valuable feature in Windows that helps you easily recover the system in the event of any misconfiguration. If you’ve been using the System Restore feature regularly, then you need to know how to create System Restore Points with a single click using the command-line. You can also do this by scripting it using WMI or PowerShell.

This article discusses some methods to quickly create a System Restore point in a single click in Windows 11, Windows 10, and earlier Operating Systems.Read more

Mapped drives not seen from elevated Command Prompt and Task Scheduler

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When you attempt to access a mapped network drive from elevated or admin Command Prompt or Task Scheduler (with highest privileges), the mapped drive wouldn’t be available. Attempting to use the mapped network drives cause the error The system cannot find the path specified (Error code: 0x80070003).

Here are the screenshots from a computer running Windows 10 version 1903.

mapped network drive not seen from admin command prompt and task scheduler

However, the mapped network drive is accessible from File Explorer and regular (non-elevated) Command Prompt.Read more

How to Recover Deleted Files Using Previous versions (Shadow Copy) in Windows

If you accidentally delete a file or folder, you can restore a shadow copy of that file or folder using the Previous Versions feature in Windows Vista and higher. Shadow Copy, a useful innovation included first in Windows Vista, automatically creates point-in-time copies of files as you work, so you can quickly and easily retrieve versions of a document you may have accidentally deleted.Read more

How to Add “Open File Location” Right-Click Option in Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 include the Open file location context menu item for Shortcuts, which helps you quickly open the target folder of a shortcut. In Windows XP, it takes four mouse clicks to accomplish the task.

To open the target folder of a shortcut in Windows XP, you need to right-click on the shortcut file, click Properties and click the Find Target button to open the parent folder of the target file or folder. And an additional mouse click is needed to close the Shortcut Properties dialog.Read more

Default Programs list is completely empty

After seeing reports of the Nokia Video Manager wiping out the Set Your Default Programs list in Windows Vista, I tried to replicate the problem to check if Nokia Video Manager really caused it. I installed the latest version of the Nokia PC Suite and Nokia Video Manager on my Windows Vista PC. Then I uninstalled Nokia Video Manager, which in fact wiped out the Default Programs programs list completely. This certainly is caused by a glitch in Nokia’s uninstaller.Read more

Calendar Gadget in Windows Sidebar is Blank with Orange Background

The Calendar gadget in the Windows Sidebar may display blank content, showing only the plain orange background. Also, the Stocks Gadget may not show up when you add it to the Sidebar. A missing scripting run-time registration usually causes this problem. Registering VBScript.DLL Registering the vbscript.dll file from an admin Command Prompt fixes the problem. … Read more