How to Solve System Restore Did Not Complete Successfully
System Restore is a feature of Windows that allows users to roll their computer including the settings, applications, system files and so on back to a previous state. However, some users complain that they received an error message when they were trying to perform a system restore. And the error message shows that the system restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s file system and settings are not changed.
However, do you know what the reason is of this system restore did not complete successfully issue and how can you solve this problem?
As a matter of fact, the issue system restore did not complete successfully can be caused by various reasons, such as the anti-virus software disturb, the volume shadow copy service error or the system restore could not access a file, system restore failed to extract the file and so on.
No matter what the reason is, the most important thing is to solve the system restore did not complete successfully issue. Furthermore, what can you do to solve it?
Uninstall Anti-virus Program
First of all, you can uninstall the anti-virus software temporarily. Although the antivirus can help you to safeguard your PC and data against the virus attack, it also can cause that some programs can’t work normally.
So, in order to solve the issue system restore failed, you can go to Control Panel to uninstall the anti-virus program temporarily. When the issue is solved, you can install them again to protect your PC and data.
Check Volume Shadow Copy
The second method to solve the system restore error is to check Volume Shadow Copy service which is also a feature of Windows allowing users to take manual or automatic backups of computer files or partitions and disks. And when the Volume Shadow Copy service is in error or not working, the problem of the system restore did not complete successfully would occur.
Thus, you can check whether the status of Volume Shadow Copy is started. You can open Services window and find out Volume Shadow Copy service to change the status to start.
Rename WindowsApps Folder
If you encounter the system restore did not complete successfully issue, you can try to rename the WindowsApps folder in safe mode. In the beginning, you need to boot your computer in safe mode and open the command line window. Then input the following command to rename WindowsApps to continue.
- cd C:\Program Files
- takeown /f WindowsApps /r /d Y
- icacls WindowsApps /grant “%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%”:(F) /t
- attrib WindowsApps –h
- rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old
And you can click here to get more detailed operations to rename WindowsApps folder.
Use MiniTool ShadowMaker
Now, you can try to use the fourth method to solve the issue system restore did not complete successfully. You can try to use a piece of third-party software to perform a system restore. And here, MiniTool ShadowMaker is recommended.
MiniTool ShadowMaker is a type of Windows backup software. It can help to create a system image with just a few steps. And besides the backup feature, it can also synchronize files to different destinations and provide recovery solutions when some accidents happen.
As for the issue system restore did not complete successfully. You can use MiniTool ShadowMaker to have a try as long as you have created the backup image in advance. If you don’t have the backup image, MiniTool ShadowMaker can also help you. You can create a backup image on a normal computer and use the Restore and Universal Restore features to go on.
For how to perform a system restore with MiniTool ShadowMaker, you can go to the Restore tab and following othe instruction of this computer. And here, you can take this article 2 Ways to Restore Computer to Earlier Date in Windows 10 as a reference.
All in all, we have introduced four methods to solve the system restore did not complete successfully issue. If you have the same problem, you can take them and have a try. And you also need to know the importance of creating a system image since it can keep the PC safe.
I am Anshul Ahuja. I am Ceo and Content Writer who formerly work out of TECHKIDA office. A writer by a day and a reader by night. I Like to learn and share technical tips with you. And I Love Blogging.