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How To Backup and Restore the Registry keys on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Tweaking Windows registry to enable a specific feature or fix a problem? Before making any modification its good idea to back it up first, so that you have the option of restoration if something goes wrong

Some Times We Tweak Windows Registry Editors To Fix Certain Issues or Enable Hidden Features. As Windows Registry Are the Essential part of Windows computer, Any Wrong modification can Cause different Issues for your windows computer. That’s why Take Backup of the windows Registry is very important before making any changes. Here We Discuss How To Take Backup of Windows Registry and perform Restore when needed.

What is the Windows Registry?

On Windows, the Registry editor contains all configurations and settings used by components, services, applications, and almost everything. It also stores other third-party applications’ settings. Windows Registry has Two Basic Concepts keys And Values, Registry Keys are objects that are folders, Values are a bit like the files in the folders, and they contain the actual settings.

Why Windows Registry Backup is important?

Most of the time install / Uninstall Third-party Applications, Corrupt Windows Registry Entries. Also, sometimes Virus / Malware infections cause a Corrupt missing registry which Causes Different Errors problems on Windows computers. Or while manually make changes on the windows registry (tweak Windows Registry) If something goes wrong you may face deep trouble. To fix these types of problems we recommend taking backup Windows Registry So that we can restore the good state copy when needed.

How To Backup Windows Registry

After Understand What is Windows Registry is, How It Works, and Why it’s important to Take Backup up the Windows registry before making any changes? Let’s See how to Backup Windows Registry.

First open Windows Registry by press Win + R, Type regedit and hit the enter key. This will open the Windows Registry Editor. Here you can Take Backup of the Entire Registry or backup a specific registry key.

To Take Backup of Entire Registry to navigate the Computer located at the top left-hand side of the registry, Click on file And select Export.

Or you can Backup only a specific registry key, By drill down to the folder, Right-click on it, and select Export.

Backup Windows Registry

Next Select the Drive location, where you want to save the Backup Copy. ( We Always Recommend To save Backup Copy on External Drive ) Name the File as you wish ( fox Ex reg backup ) Change the export range selected branch to all then click on the save button.

save Windows Registry Entries

This Will save the current state of windows Registry Entries to the Backup File. Wait Flew a minute the complete the process. After that you can open the desired file location where you save the registry backup to get the backup copy. That’s all You have successfully Created A Backup Copy of your Windows registry.

Registry Backup Through System Restore point

Also, you Can Create A System Restore Point On your windows Computer which Takes a snapshot of current Windows Settings to include Registry Entries. Whenever after registry modification you face any problem you can perform System Restore to get back previous settings.

Restore Windows Registry Entries

After taking a Backup of Windows Registry Editor you are free To Tweak and Modify them. If any of the time you feel after modify or delete the specific registry key, windows did not function properly you can perform registry restore to get back the previous settings.

You Can Restore Windows Registry by simply double-click the backed up .reg file, to directly add it. Or you can Manually Add them by click on File, Import Navigate to the backed-up file. Click OK to the confirmation prompt. This will import the settings from old backup.

import registry backup

That’s all You have successfully added the Missing registry keys, Reg file has been restored or added to the Windows Registry.

I hope After reading This Post on How To Backup And Restore Windows Registry you can Easily Take Backup of the windows Registry. Or perform Windows Registry Restore when Needed. While Perform this Action if you face any difficulty Feel free To Discuss Comments Bellow.

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