Exposing Restore Points
U-Recover can temporarily expose a restore point as a disk letter. The image, called a volume snapshot, represents the state of the disk at a particular point in time.
U-Recover will grant you full administrator rights to explore all of the files in the snapshot. (Without U-Recover, Windows Explorer will not let you view private files users even with administrator rights.)
The volume snapshot will be exposed as a disk letter (for example, as E:), allowing you to access the files without using Windows Explorer.
How to Expose a Restore Point
To expose a restore point use the following procedure:
- Click or tap on the tab Expose (top).
- Click or tap on the name of the disk volume with the restore point image (typically C:). Click or tap Next.
- You will see a list of available snapshots sorted by date. Both regular snapshots and restore points are shown. (If there are none the list will be empty.) Click or tap on the selection box under the column Mount On next to the snapshot that you want to expose.
- Assign an unused disk letter (for example E:). When you are ready click or tap Next.
- U-Recover will announce that it is ready to expose the volume snapshots. Click or tap on Expose.
It might take several seconds for the operation to complete. If an error occurs U-Recover will display a message box that explains the reason for the error. Click Ok to dismiss the error message.
Viewing the exposed snapshot
To view the exposed snapshot in Windows Explorer click on View Snapshot.
Keeping the snapshot(s) exposed
The snapshot(s) will remain exposed until you exit U-Recover, at which point they will be automatically unexposed. To keep the snapshots exposed after you quit U-Recover, click or tap on the box Keep the disk images mounted after finish. The snapshot(s) will remain exposed even if you reboot the computer.
To exit U-Recover click or tap on the red X (top right).
Unexposing All Snapshots
To unexpose all snapshots click or tap on the tab Unexpose. Then click or tap on the button Unexpose All Snapshots. This will release all disk letters that are connected to snapshots. Both regular snapshots and restore point snapshots will be unexposed.
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