Saturday, December 19, 2009

How to Back Up the Registry

Before you edit the registry, export the keys in the registry that you plan to edit, or back up the whole registry. If a problem occurs, you can then follow the steps how-to restore the registry to its previous state.

How to Export Registry Keys

** Start, and then ** Run.

In the Open box, type regedit, and then ** OK.

On the File menu, ** Export.

In the Save in box, select the boxs at the bottom the bottom according to weather you want to export all or only selected branches of the registry.

Next select a location in which to save the backup .reg file. In the File name box, type a file name, and then ** Save.

How to Restore the Registry

To restore registry keys that you exported, double-** the .reg file that you saved.


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