Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Restore may refer to any of the following:

1. Alternatively referred to as a system restore, restore is a term used to describe the process of reverting a computer back to its original configuration or an earlier copy. See our factory settings definition for full information and related links.

2. Restore is a term used to describe the process of recovering lost or old data from a backup.

Maximize button3. Restoring is the process of taking a window that has been minimized and enlarging it back to maximized or its "Normal" size. Restore also refers to taking a maximized window and reducing it to a "Normal" size. In Microsoft Windows, this action can be carried out by using the three-button menu (shown right) found in the upper-right corner of a window.

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