Scanreg in the Dos Window

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Doc Holliday

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I have my registry saved each time my system boots up. I also have it save for a total of fifteen times instead of the customary five times that it comes with.

When I go to Dos and type in scanreg /restore the window shows the last five times total. Is there a way for it to show the last fifteen instead, without displacing the last five saves somewhere else on my drive?
 

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If I recall, I read somewhere that changing the registry backup copies to a number larger than 5 in the SCANREG.INI file doesn't do any good, and that only 5 copies will still be displayed when you run SCANREG /RESTORE in DOS mode.
 

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I run sredit. Which will change the ini file on the fly. The rb???.cab files do indeed increase with the specified number placed in sredit. Just that the Dos mode shows 5 tops. I can move the files to another dir. and the next five will show.

However, if the Dos mode is that limited - then it's that limited.

Thanks flavallee! I appreciate the info.
 

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If you do decide to store more than the last 5 good registries through modifying the scanreg.ini file, even though W98 scanreg /restore will only give you access to the last 5, a simple extract command at a C:\> prompt or an A:\> prompt(bootdisk) can be used to restore the additional files held in the backup cabs accomplishing the same thing as a scanreg /restore.

extract /c /y c:\windows\sysbckup\rb001.cab c:\windows

Obviously replace the rb001.cab with the one you want to restore.

Hope that helps ....
 

Doc Holliday

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Bryan said:
If you do decide to store more than the last 5 good registries through modifying the scanreg.ini file, even though W98 scanreg /restore will only give you access to the last 5, a simple extract command at a C:\> prompt or an A:\> prompt(bootdisk) can be used to restore the additional files held in the backup cabs accomplishing the same thing as a scanreg /restore.

extract /c /y c:\windows\sysbckup\rb001.cab c:\windows

Obviously replace the rb001.cab with the one you want to restore.

Hope that helps ....
That will work!

Thanks Bryan!
 
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