How to Find Older Restore Points in Windows 11?

How to find older restore points in Windows 11? This passage not only navigates the challenges but also unveils the step-by-step process of restoring your computer, introduces the potent MyRecover for file recovery, and sheds light on the nuances of recovering deleted files through Previous Versions.


By Penny / Updated on January 17, 2024

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Why Can't You Find Older Restore Points on Windows 11?

Embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of elusive older restore points on Windows 11. Users often find themselves entangled in this enigma due to system settings that limit the number of stored restore points or space constraints on the system.

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Windows 11 by default, may not display older restore points to ensure efficient storage space utilization. Understanding these nuanced intricacies is key to overcoming the obstacle that shrouds access to older restore points.

How to Restore Your Computer to an Earlier State via Restore Points

Experience the thrill of time travel as you restore your computer to a previous state using the built-in tools of Windows 11. This multi-faceted journey not only immerses you in the restoration process but also introduces the enhanced capabilities of AOMEI Backupper Standard and the potent MyRecover tool for an all-encompassing recovery experience.

1. Access System Restore with Windows 11 Tools:

Begin your journey by typing "Create a restore point" in the Windows search bar, unveiling the gateway to the System Properties window.

Within this window, a portal to the time continuum awaits as you click on the "System Restore" button, initiating the first step in your restoration quest.

2. Choose a Restore Point:

Traverse through the System Restore wizard, clicking "Next" and carefully selecting a restore point from the list that resonates with the epoch you wish to revisit.

Confirm your decision by clicking "Next" and then "Finish," setting the temporal gears in motion to initiate the restoration process.

3. Confirm and Wait:

Confirm your decision with a resolute click, and Windows 11 will commence the restoration process, weaving a tapestry that transcends digital time.

Patiently await the completion of this temporal shift, as your computer restarts, seamlessly transporting you to the chosen restore point.

4. Verify Results:

As the digital dust settles after the restart, embark on a quest of verification. Ensure that the issues you once faced have now faded into the annals of the digital past, affirming the success of your restoration endeavor.

Enhanced Restoration with AOMEI Backupper Standard:

1. Elevate your restoration endeavors with AOMEI Backupper Standard, a beacon guiding you through the intricacies of a comprehensive backup and restore experience.

2. Download and install AOMEI Backupper Standard, ensuring it becomes a stalwart ally on a drive separate from the one harboring your quest for restoration.

3. Launch the application, and with a few intuitive clicks, delve into the realm of backup restoration, choosing an image that mirrors the bygone state you seek to revisit.

4. Follow the celestial cues of on-screen instructions, weaving a backup restoration spell that transcends the limits of ordinary temporal navigation.

Recover Previous Files or Folders with MyRecover

As your temporal journey unfolds, embrace the power of MyRecover, a formidable tool designed to reclaim files lost to the winds of digital time. This segment explores the myriad features that make MyRecover an indispensable ally and unravels the dance of operating steps that elevate your file recovery experience.

Features of MyRecover:

Deep Scanning Capability: MyRecover, armed with advanced algorithms, embarks on a comprehensive deep scan of your digital landscape, identifying recoverable files that echo across the corridors of time.

File Preview Functionality: Before committing to recovery, MyRecover allows you to preview the located files. This ensures a selective recovery that aligns with your temporal desires.

User-Friendly Interface: MyRecover, adorned with an intuitive design, extends its hand to users of all technical levels. The recovery experience transcends the ordinary, ensuring a seamless journey through the epochs of your digital past.

Operating Steps with MyRecover:

1. Download and Install MyRecover:

Embark on a pilgrimage to the official MyRecover website, where the tools of temporal recovery await. Download the tool, and with the rhythmic dance of installation instructions.

2. Launch MyRecover:

With the vigor of a time traveler, open the portal to MyRecover. Select the drive from which you wish to recover, setting the stage for a journey through the lost epochs of your digital tapestry.

3. Choose Scan Type:

Align your intentions with a deep scan, ensuring the echoes of lost files reverberate through the corridors of your storage space. The path of the deep scan opens before you, setting the stage for a comprehensive exploration.

4. Initiate Scan:

The journey commences with a resolute click on the "Scan" button. A voyage through the dimensions of storage size unfolds, a process adorned with the patience befitting a time traveler.

5. Preview and Recover:

As the scan unfurls the layers of your digital past, pause to preview the files that emerge from the temporal mist. Select with a discerning eye the echoes you wish to reclaim.

With a click as gentle as a whisper through time, initiate the recovery process. Choose a different drive as the destination, safeguarding your newfound echoes from the risks of overwriting.

Recover Deleted Files with Windows Previous Versions

In this segment, your journey through the epochs takes a nuanced turn as you explore the art of recovering deleted files using the Windows Previous Versions feature:

1. Navigate to the Folder:

Embark on a quest through the labyrinth of your Windows 11 system, navigating to the folder where the files once danced in the winds of digital existence.

Right-click on the folder, and with a gesture of temporal reverence, select "Restore previous versions," invoking the echoes of digital epochs past.

2. Select a Version:

Within the sanctum of the Previous Versions tab, a tableau of temporal versions unfolds. Choose with a discerning eye the version that predates the deletion, and with a click resonating through the corridors of time, select "Restore."

3. Confirm and Verify:

Confirm your decision with the resolute affirmation that echoes through the annals of Windows 11. The restoration ritual commences, and as the digital tapestry weaves its threads, verify the recovered files. Ensure they stand as testaments to the resilience of echoes lost and now found.

In Conclusion:

As you navigate the digital landscape of Windows 11, discovering older restore points becomes more than a mere quest; it transforms into a timeless journey.

From the foundations of system restoration to the advanced capabilities of AOMEI Backupper Standard and MyRecover, and the subtle art of Windows Previous Versions, you hold the keys to time manipulation within your digital realm.

Master these tools, and your Windows 11 experience transcends the ordinary, becoming a testament to the timeless echoes of your digital landscape.


1. Why can't I find older restore points on Windows 11?

Windows 11 may choose to cloak older restore points due to system settings that limit the number of stored points or space constraints. To unveil these hidden echoes, consider adjusting settings or freeing up space in your digital realm.

2. Can MyRecover retrieve files deleted a long time ago?

Indeed, MyRecover's deep scanning capability extends beyond the temporal confines of recent deletions. As long as the storage space has not been overwritten, MyRecover holds the key to resurrecting files lost to the winds of digital time.

3. Is there a time limit for using Windows Previous Versions to recover deleted files?

Windows Previous Versions beckons you to dance with echoes of the past, offering recovery from versions created by System Restore. As long as the echoes of versions predate the deletion, there exists no specific temporal limit for your recovery endeavors. The dance with digital epochs past continues unabated.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.