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Backing Up Registry and INI Files (TTID #100)

Author: Kevin   Views: 11,011 /  Created: January 13, 2000
Create a new text file with the below information and save it as C:\backreg.bat.
Restart your computer in MS-DOS Mode.
Type CD\ and press ENTER
Type backreg.bat and press ENTER
Restart Computer.

@echo off
echo Removing attributes from registry files...
ATTRIB C:\WINDOWS\*.DA? -r -a -s -h
echo Creating a backup folder...
MD C:\BACKREG >NUL
echo Backing Up Registry...
copy C:\windows\user.da? C:\backreg
copy C:\windows\system.da? C:\backreg
echo Backing Up INI Files...
copy C:\windows\*.ini C:\backreg

Next, create a new text file (This one is for restoring if needed) with the below information and save it as C:\fixreg.bat.

@echo off
echo Removing attributes from registry files...
ATTRIB C:\WINDOWS\*.DA? -r -a -s -h
echo Restoring Registry and INI Files...
copy C:\backreg\*.* C:\WINDOWS

To restore the Registry and INI Files:

Start your computer in MS-DOS Mode.
Type CD\ and press ENTER
Type fixreg.bat and press ENTER
Restart Computer.

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