Get-ComputerRestorePoint

Gets the restore points on the local computer.
Get-ComputerRestorePoint [[-RestorePoint] [<Int32[]>]] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-ComputerRestorePoint -LastStatus* [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-ComputerRestorePoint cmdlet gets the restore points on the local computer. This cmdlet can also display the status of the most recent attempt to restore the computer.

You can use the information returned by this cmdlet to select a restore point, and you can use the sequence number to identify a restore point for the Restore-Computer cmdlet.

System restore points and the Get-ComputerRestorePoint cmdlet are supported only on client operating systems, such as Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Parameters
-LastStatus <SwitchParameter>

  • This value is required

Indicates that this cmdlet gets the status of the most recent system restore operation.

-RestorePoint [<Int32[]>]

Specifies the restore points, as sequence numbers, that this cmdlet gets. Enter the sequence numbers of one or more restore points. By default, this cmdlet gets all restore points on the local computer.

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs

None

You cannot pipe objects to this cmdlet.

Outputs

System.Management.ManagementObject#rootdefaultSystemRestore or String.

This cmdlet returns a SystemRestore object, which is an instance of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) SystemRestore class. When you use the LastStatus parameter, this cmdlet returns a string.

Examples
  1. Get all System Restore points from the local computer:
    PS C:> Get-ComputerRestorePoint
    

    This command gets all of the System Restore points on the local computer.

  2. Get all System Restore points with the specified sequence numbers:
    PS C:> Get-ComputerRestorePoint -RestorePoint 232, 240, 245
    

    This command gets the System Restore points with sequence numbers 232, 240, and 245.

  3. Display the status of the most recent system restore operation on the local computer:
    PS C:> Get-ComputerRestorePoint -LastStatus
    
       The last restore failed.

    This command displays the status of the most recent System Restore operation on the local computer.

  4. Display all the System Restore points in a table:
    PS C:> Get-ComputerRestorePoint | Format-Table SequenceNumber, @{Label="Date"; Expression={$_.ConvertToDateTime($_.CreationTime)}}, Description -Auto
    
       SequenceNumber Date                  Description
       -------------- ----                  -----------
       253 8/5/2008 3:19:20 PM   Windows Update
       254 8/6/2008 1:53:24 AM   Windows Update
       255 8/7/2008 12:00:04 AM  Scheduled Checkpoint.

    This command displays the System Restore points in a table for easy reading.

    The Format-Table cmdlet includes a calculated property that uses the ConvertToDateTime method to convert the value of the CreationTime property from WMI format to a DateTime object.

  5. Get the sequence number of the most recent System Restore point:
    PS C:> ((Get-ComputerRestorePoint)[-1]).sequencenumber
    

    This command gets the sequence number of the most recently created restore point on the computer.

    The command uses the -1 index to get the last item in the array that this cmdlet returns.

Additional Notes
 To run a Get-ComputerRestorePoint command on Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, open Windows 
 PowerShell with the Run as administrator option.

 This cmdlet uses the WMI SystemRestore class.
Related Links

Checkpoint-Computer
Disable-ComputerRestore
Enable-ComputerRestore
Restart-Computer
Restore-Computer