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Making a Backup of the Registry

By: Arie Slob


  • If you're running in Windows, select Start > Run and in the Open box type scanreg /backup

    Please note that you won't notice anything, but the backup is made. You can check the (default) \Windows\Sysbackup folder to check (look for a file with the date/time you made the backup).

  • If you're running in MS-DOS mode type: scanreg /backup, at the prompt, this will backup your registry

Scanreg can be customized to include other files to backup. For more information see: Customizing ScanReg