What files/folder to backup to restore registry

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by sarutaro, Oct 6, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    169
    I created a full c-drive backup with TI9. When I sense some problems with my computer, I would like to restore the previous registry from the backup.tib. Please give me a list of file/folder names for the restoration of the registry. Thanks. sarutaro
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    25,885
    Hello sarutaro,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We recommend you to restore the image of the entire hard drive. Please note that we don't have the program that can only restore the registry from the image archive.

    Thank you.
    --
    Irina Shirokova
     
  3. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    169
    I understand that. But TI v.9 allows us to perform selective file/folder restoration. If you could give us the list, I would like to restore only those files/folders (e.g, some files under sytem32). If I restore the entire hard drive image, we lose new data (in \My Documents) folder which were created and stored since the last backup. You must have a good idea to tell me. sarutaro
     
  4. HomeTurf

    HomeTurf Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    20
    This Microsoft guide may help you but use it at your own risk.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

    Don't really believe it's Acronis's place to tell you what files you should or shouldn't restore regarding the operating system.
     
  5. pivert

    pivert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Posts:
    28
    for registry backup / restore puposes only use ERUNT program free ( read instructions). A new version has just been released.

    still i feel that best solution is restore of full partition, because registry and rest of OS are in sync.

    Good luck :-*
     
  6. HomeTurf

    HomeTurf Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    20
    Agree completely! Restore the full image, THEN copy any new documents (from the My Documents folder or elsewhere) that were created after the image was created.
     
  7. foghorne

    foghorne Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Posts:
    1,389
    Location:
    Leeds, Great Britain
    Your difficulty in losing new data simply arises from the fact that you are mixing user data and your system data on the same partition.

    If you store all user data on a dedicated partition and leave your OS and all programs on another, you can back them up and restore them independantly.

    I have worked like this for quite some time. I back up my user data on an incremental daily schedule, and take weekly snapshots of my system/OS partition. It all seems to hang together really well.
     
  8. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    169
    Thanks for your advise. I perfectly agree with you if you have only one hard drive. My computers have an extra D-hard drive to secure data in case of crashes. I keep current data TEMPORARY in My Documents folder until all data were transferred to D-drive, once a month. As indicated previously, my concern is those in the My Douments folder. So when I am unable to boot Windows, I thought that the easier and safer way was to restore the backup registry from the backup tib. If that does not help, then the full backup is the way to go. Am I missing here? sarutaro
     
  9. foghorne

    foghorne Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Posts:
    1,389
    Location:
    Leeds, Great Britain
    Why don't you just relocate your "My Documents" folder to your D: drive by changing "My Documents\Properties\Target". ?
     
  10. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    169
    I could. I and others are now well adapted/evolved to use of the current WinXP. So I do not wish to mess up the Windows default system. Furthermore, there are some files for registry in the My Documents. TI is a wonderful and perfect program for trouble shooting when C-drive is down. So restoring only the registry-related files/folders is an option which I would like to learn. sarutaro
     
  11. foghorne

    foghorne Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Posts:
    1,389
    Location:
    Leeds, Great Britain
    Good luck, I hope you sort it - Though I think there has to be a more elegant approach :)
     
  12. BNN

    BNN Guest

  13. Xpilot

    Xpilot Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2005
    Posts:
    2,318
    If you are using Windows XP have you ever considered using System Restore ? I have used this facility on several occasions when I have made unecessary or unwanted registry changes which it has corrected in short order without the need for a fullbackup restore.

    Xpilot
     
  14. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    169
    I am currently using that too.
    Thanks. sarutaro
     
  15. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    169
    Yes. I used several times. But when Windows is out of commssion, System Restore is not available. sarutaro
     
  16. sarutaro

    sarutaro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Posts:
    169
    As you suggested, today I tried to move My Documents folder to D drive twice. Each time, the transfer was incompltee and only partially trasnferred. BTW, my computer (WinXP Pro-SP2) runs super. The size of My Documents folder is about 700 MB. Your message sounds like you have done that your self. What could be my problem? Your suggestion would be appreciated. Sarutaro.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.