There are several simple and easy-to-perform solutions for you to work out “System Restore failed to extract the original copy of the directory from the restore point” issue.
1. If there is file conflict, create another system restore point and try again.
2. Disable security programs in your operating system. If you have antivirus software installed, you can perform System Restore in Safe Mode. Antivirus software will protect your system files by preventing System Restore from replacing them. Start your Windows in Safe Mode where Windows won’t load startup applications and third-party software to try again.
3. If you are running Windows 7 and its previous version, you can simply delete this certain file: %windir%\system32\tasks\microsoft\windows\SystemRestore\SR. Reboot your system and it will automatically perform System Restore.