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Thread: Windows Reg Backups

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    You know those auto generated reg backups that windows makes?
    Umm where does it put them?
    Yesterday I could'nt boot my comp after using a registry program.
    Really messed it up!
    I chose to use an emergency boot disk and ran reg/restore and it used backups that windows created.
    Where are they kept?



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  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    just do a search on your computer for *.reg
    this should return the reg backup

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    I did that already and all i come up with are norton backups


    C:\windows\system?

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    when you searched did you check the hidden and system files option?
    doing this should yield some results

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    c:\windows\SYSBCKUP (that's in 98se though in a hidden folder ( I think this is just a backup tool folder
    Thats it!
    Thanx!
    I wanted to know the location so I could put my own backup there



    After looking in there I see that these are much more than just reg backups!

    These are the files it used when I booted in dos and used scanreg/restore to restore the reg.
    Can't put em there!
    Does anyone know how and when windows makes these backups in c:\windows\SYSBCKUP ?
    They are rar files(on my sys) containing several dat files.

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    Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty - the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
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    My system informayion prog is not working correctly!
    A dialog box pops up and reads"wrong option(null)".
    But I got there by typing scanregw.exe in "run".
    Trippy about sys info!
    I never use it.
    I always use something like SANDRA(excellent program) or something else.
    Hey you've been a big help!
    Thank you!
    Do you know anything I can do about this "system info" not working?
    That is...short of a reinstall.

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