[thelist] Re: Backing up Registry

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Sun Nov 11 00:05:20 CST 2001

At 07:13 AM 11/11/2001, you wrote:
>Start | Run | Regedit | Registry | Export Registry

Yeah, what he said.

I'd like to add a warning. If you've been editing your registry of late, 
the last key will automatically be selected. If you now do an export, it 
will default to exporting only the tree that's *highlighted*. In the export 
file dialog box, make sure that the "Export range" radio button is set to 

>DON'T doubleclick this file later to see what's in it ;) It reinstalls
>faster than me grabbing a pint from the bartender. Ain't no 'Are you sure?'
>for that one.

It's been a while since I used Win98, so I can't remember, but Win2K (which 
is a much better OS to run) asks for confirmation.

If what Joel says is true, it would be a good idea to rename the exported 
file from something.reg to something.txt so that you can't crucify yourself 
later ;)
I backup my registry every week (better safe than sorry - My current 
registry is 37 MB after meticulous cleaning).

Make sure you name it something obvious. I date and time stamp mine in the 
file name (e.g., "Registry export 11-11-2001 1130 AM")

Professional registry hacker

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