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Offline reddwarf4ever

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registry backup
« on: November 12, 2020, 10:26:56 AM »
I know this is likely to be very obvious, but i want to backup the System & User registry entries i.e. The FULL registry, is the default setting ? thanks

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Re: registry backup
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 02:36:25 PM »
The standalone version of Registry Backup 3.5.3 as well as that used by the Windows Repair program has a bug in it which Shane is working on, so it is inadvisable to use that as you cannot fully restore from it.

You could create manual restore points via System Protection or create system images onto external media.

I create system images about once a month onto an external hard drive as well as having the means to recover from them.
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Re: registry backup
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2020, 05:02:37 PM »
FYI.

After upgrading to Win 10 pro 20H2 event viewer reports:

Faulting application name: TweakingRegistryBackup.exe, version: 3.5.0.3, time stamp: 0x582f3b59
Faulting module name: MSVBVM60.DLL, version: 6.0.98.15, time stamp: 0x49b01fc3
Exception code: 0xc000041d
Fault offset: 0x000c9ba6
Faulting process id: 0x2340
Faulting application start time: 0x01d6c454965b5663
Faulting application path: C:\portable apps\tweaking.com\registry_backup_portable\TweakingRegistryBackup.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVBVM60.DLL
Report Id: b09f815d-b66e-4b05-80f1-f47351086021
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

PS... I have deleted the schedule till notification from you that this has been fixed. Thank you.

Boggin wrote on: November 12, 2020, 02:36:25 PM ยป

  "so it is inadvisable to use that as you cannot fully restore from it."

Should I then delete all the backup in the  registry_backup_portable backups folder? They would be useless, is that correct?
« Last Edit: November 26, 2020, 05:22:24 PM by plox, Reason: addtional notes »

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Re: registry backup
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 01:54:37 AM »
I've just used the Registry Back in Windows Repair after updating it to ver. 4.10.1 and I don't get any errors relating to it in Event Viewer in 20H2.

I haven't tried to restore from it and I assume you haven't either.

From your error report I assume you are using the portable version but I don't recognise 3.5.0.3 as the current version, although I've never tried the portable version to see which version that uses.

Can you re-download the portable version to see which version it is - try it again and can you use the registry backup tool within WR, checking your Event Viewer for each.

As things stand, I would say those back ups are obsolete and you should delete them.

I haven't had a reply back from Shane yet.
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Re: registry backup
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 02:05:49 PM »
@RedDwarf4ever :

Yes, Registry Backup makes a copy of the ENTIRE registry. The registry consists of multiple files scattered around in multiple (system-)folders.

See the picture attached for an example. The default setting is that it makes a copy in the folder "C:\RegBackup". And the folder tree structure under that folder reflects/mirrors in which system (sub-)folders these registry files are located. Here you can also see all the names of those registry files involved.

You see that a number of those regsitry files are found in "C:\Users\..... " and other files are found in "C:\windows\....... ". But it could be different on your system. The picture below gives you a clue what to look for and what to expect.

« Last Edit: November 29, 2020, 02:10:15 PM by Willy2 »