Windows 10 restore points missing - Minitool solution

System restore points can help you to roll back to previous Windows state. But how can you do that when Windows 10 restore points missing? This article will show you how to solve the problem system restore points gone or how to recover system restore points.

The first thought that comes to our mind when something goes awry with anything Windows is System Restore. This feature is as old as Windows platform itself and it provided a safe exit for many concerned Windows users.

As you probably know, System Restore creates restore points you can use to rewind time.

But what happens when you just can’t access any restore point? Some users reported this issue in Windows 10, but it’s frequently recurring on previous iterations, as well.

Solutions to Windows 10 Restore Points Missing Fix# 1. Use MiniTool ShadowMaker

When Windows 10 restore point gets missing, it is difficult for you to roll back to previous Windows state. 

In that case, a piece of third-party software is very essential if you have created a system image backup in advance with the backup software, that way you can take advantage of the system image to restore to previous Window state.

MiniTool ShadowMaker is designed to deal with various backup matters with its multiple powerful features, such as files backup, partition backup, disk backup, system backup and so on. Besides, it can restore system image backup and help you to easily migrate Windows 10 to SSD w… operating system.

I will show you how to backup Windows 10 step by step by using MiniTool ShadowMaker.

Step 1: Choose "Local" to get the main interface by clicking "Connect".


Step 2: It will remind you to backup if there is no backup image on your computer. You just need to click "SET UP BACKUP" to start the backup task.

Click "Back up Now" to start the process immediately. You also can click "Back up Later" from the drop-down menu to delay the backup process.

Tip: if you want to back up the entire system disk, you need to go to the Backup page and click Source tab to choose the system disk and check all partitions.



  1. The Schedule setting can assist you in managing backup matters on a regular basis.
  2. The Backup Scheme which includes Full Backup, Incremental Backup an…fferential Backup can help you to manage your disk free space by deleting previous backup versions.
  3. You can set more advanced backup parameters through Options.

Now, the system backup image has been successfully created. And you need to know how to restore system image from external hard drive with this system image.

Let's go on with another solution to system restore points missing.

Fix#2.Enable System Restore and Check Disk Space Usage

Step 1: Select Control Panel and choose System utility in the main interface. Then choose "System protection" in the left pane.


Step 2: Go to the system protection tab and select a drive which you want to check and click "Configure" to enable system protection.


Step 3: In the popup window, you can see two options. Then you need to tick the Turn on system protection and click "OK" to continue.

Step 4: If your computer doesn’t have enough free space, System Restore will automatically delete previous restore points. Thus you need to adjust the disk space used for system protection in the Restore Setting section.

You can drag the movable bar to decide how much free space you need and click "OK" to continue.

Step 5: Now, try to create a system point and see whether the problem restore points gone will occur when you restart your computer.

Fix#3.Check Volume Shadow Copy Services

Volume Shadow Copy allows you to backup application data and files even though the application is in use. If the Volume Shadow Copy service is disabled, system restore points missing issue may occur.

In order to recover system restore points, you can try to check whether the Volume Shadow Copy works normally.

Step 1: Press Windows key and R key together and type services.msc in the box. Then click "OK" to continue.


Step 2: Select the Volume Shadow Copy service from the list and check whether it is running.

Step 3: If it is not running, you can right-click it and choose "Start" from the context menu.


Step 4: After that, you can try to create a system restore point and check whether the error restore points missing still occurs.

Fix#4.Check Corrupted System Files

If above solutions don’t work efficiently, you can try to use the following method, which is used to help you to check and repair the corrupted system files so as to solve Window 10 restore points missing error.

Step 1: Right-click the "Start" menu and choose "Command Prompt (Admin)".

Step 2: Input the command chkdsk /f and hit "Enter" key to continue.

Step 3: Then input sfc /scannow and hit "Enter".

Step 4: If there is any error showing after you have inputted the above commands, it means that your hard drive may be failed or it is corrupted. This could be the cause of system restore pints missing.

Fix#5.Check Restore Points in Safe Mode

The system restore points will be listed in Safe Mode, thus we suggest that you try to find System Restore points in Safe Mode.

Now, I will tell you how to find the restore points in Safe Mode step by step.

Step 1: Restart your computer and press Shift key continuously.

Step 2: After that, click "Troubleshoot", then click "Advanced options" to continue.

Step 3: Then click "Startup Setting" > "Restart"> "Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt".

Step 4: Type rstrui.exe and hit "Enter" to continue.

Step 5: In the next interface, click "Next" to continue.

Step 6: After that, you can see that all restore points are listed here. You can choose one restore point and click "Next" to continue.


Step 7: In the next page, you need to confirm this restore point and click "Finish" to start the process.


Note: If there is no system restore point listed here, the System Restore may not create any restore points in advance for your system.

Fix#6.Change Triggers in SR Properties

Another way to solve the error system restore point gone is to change triggers in SR properties.

Step 1: Type "Task Scheduler" in the search box of Windows 10 and open the program to enter its main interface.

Step 2: Then unfold the Task Schedule Library folder and select "Microsoft" > "Windows" > "SystemRestore".

Step 3: After that, you can double-click the SR entry in the top pane.


Step 4: After entering its main interface, go to the Triggers tab.

Step 5: You can change (by selecting an existing trigger and clicking "Edit") or add (by clicking "New") triggers, which will run and create a system restore point automatically on the predefined schedule. And click "OK" to continue.


Step 6: Now, you can click "Conditions" to specify those conditions. Please note that the Start the task only if the computer is idle for and Start the task only if the computer is on AC power should be unchecked.

Then click "OK" to continue.

Step 7: Now, you can exit the Trigger SR Properties and try to create a new restore point and check whether Windows 10 restore points missing error still occurs.

MiniTool ShadowMaker is worth recommending since it is convenient and plays an important role in rolling back to previous state when system restore points gone. There are also more methods you can try out when you have encountered such issue. 

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