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Restoring specific registry key

Restoring specific registry key

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One of my developers asked me if the registry gets backed up every night to which I replied yes.  I've always known this was included as part of the system state restore, and when I was on 5.9, I could have sworn that I was able to recover individual keys if needed.  As a test, I restored the registry to an out of place location.  It restored fine, but as hive files instead of .reg files.  Is there a way to restore it as a .reg file or files?  I'm on 7.0 SP5 right now - the client is 7.0 SP4.

Thanks.

 

RE: Restoring specific registry key

I don't think there has ever been any way to restore specific keys from a System State backup has there?

There is a work around, as long as the data you require is in HKU or HKLM, which will allow you to get specific keys by restoring the hives to an out of place location, and opening the hive with Regedit.

 

RE: Restoring specific registry key

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Just tested the method you mentioned and it works fine.  Guess I was wrong about the individual key method - been years since I tried that.

Thanks for the help.

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