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Can the Scanreg procedures be customized?

Posted By : Brian of Data Doctors on January 11, 2001

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Can the Scanreg procedures be customized?

This question was answered on January 11, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Scanreg procedures can be customized by modifying the 'Scanreg.ini' file (Win98)

Some of the options include skipping backup at boot, not optimize if over 500k of empty keys,

change the number of backups and where they are stored and add more

data to be backed-up in addition to the win.ini, system.ini, user.dat, system.dat files.

You will find 'Scanreg.ini' in C:\Windows and you can open it with Notepad or any other text editor.

The most common change would be to increase the number of backups and perhaps change the destination folder Navigate to the option you want to change and modify the line as desired When finished, save the file To make an immediate backup or test the new options, click 'Start', 'Run', type "scanregw" and click 'OK' Answer 'Yes' if asked if you want to make another backup.



;Registry backup is skipped altogether if this is set to 0


;Registry automatic optimization is skipped if this is set to 0


;Change the number of backup copies kept


;Backup directory where the cabs are stored is

; <windir>\sysbckup by default Value below overrides it.

; It must be a full path ex c:\tmp\backup



; Additional system files to backup into cab as follows:

; Filenames are separated by ','

; dir code can be:

; 10 : windir (ex c:\windows)

; 11 : system dir (ex c:\windows\system)

; 30 : boot dir (ex c:\)

; 31 : boot host dir (ex c:\)


;Files=[dir code,]file1,file2,file3

;Files=[dir code,]file1,file2,file3


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Posted by Brian of Data Doctors on January 11, 2001

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