Registry backup

  charlton200 20:23 01 Mar 2007

I read on this forum about people given advise about backing up your registry.
Should every body do this or only if you make changes.
And if so how do you do it.


  VoG II 20:25 01 Mar 2007

Only if you make changes click here

  Jackcoms 20:28 01 Mar 2007

It's always wise to back up your registry before editing it, since a slip of the mouse can cause all sorts of grief when you're playing around in the registry.

To back up - in the registry editor's left pane, just right click the key you want to back up (or My Computer to back up the whole registry). Select Export.

A dialogue box appears allowing you to pick a path where you want to save the backup file. You might also notice that the "Save as type" drop down box gives you five choices: you can save as registration files (*.reg), registry hive files (*.*), text files (*.txt), Win 9x/NT 4 registration files (*.reg) or "All files".

The default is to save as registration files.

  brundle 20:28 01 Mar 2007

You could use ERUNT if you really feel the need; click here

  chocolate cake 20:32 01 Mar 2007

Jackcoms. I wish I'd known about that facility three weeks ago.


  Stuartli 20:47 01 Mar 2007

Also the Knowledge Base info:

click here

  acein1 21:00 01 Mar 2007

this is what i do please tell me if you think its wrong.
type "regedit"
my documents
i use todays date to name it
save .

  Jackcoms 21:03 01 Mar 2007

Seems OK but what file type do you save it as?

See my post of 20:28

  acein1 21:57 01 Mar 2007

jackcoms, thanks for that ,i never thought of that, what do you suggest ,in case i ever have to use it,

  Meshuga 02:53 02 Mar 2007


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