XP Professional; SP3; CCleaner 3.17. My system repair points are deleted
with CCleaner. I downloaded CCleaner; I changed nothing; I saw that I had some
system recovery points. I find out after eight months this morning that I cannot
find anything about it on the internet. I live in the Netherlands and I’m 76-years young.
CCleaner and System Restore points
So, I was unable to find a relationship between CCleaner and System Restore points.
My belief is that your System Restore points may be getting deleted by some other means. What I want to do is I want to point you at my article, “Why I don’t like System Restore“.
System Restore is unreliable
System Restore, when it works, is actually pretty cool.
The problem is it can’t be counted on. Restore points disappear. Restore points that are listed don’t work. Sometimes, they do… but basically what I keep hearing from people is that when they need it the most, for whatever reason, System Restore fails them.
Rely on a proper backup
That’s why I so strongly recommend that you do not rely on System Restore and that instead you rely on a proper set of backing up your machine instead.
That’s something that is under your control. You can control how much data is being saved, and for how long, and can obviously then restore to anything that you know you saved.
System restore to me is unpredictable.
Now, it is possible that CCleaner is deleting these things. I really don’t have a good answer for you on CCleaner itself. But I would simply use this as an opportunity to investigate alternatives to System Restore and not relying on it.
Basically, I want to make the fact that CCleaner might be deleting these things not be an issue because you’ve got yourself covered in some other way.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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