If you’ve been having problems with your computer you may be contemplating using the built-in Windows System Restore utility, but what if you could browse the backed up files instead and just grab the ones you need? That’s the exact purpose of the free System Restore Explorer that works on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
To use the application all you have to do is open it, select the restore point you want to browse, and click the Mount button. You should see Windows Explorer immediately popup, and the location it is pointing to is a temporary address you can use to browse your computer’s file system at the time the System Restore point was taken. From there you can grab any files and folders you need, and then you can unmount it once you’re done.
System Restore Explorer Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)