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Scanreg in the Dos Window

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Doc Holliday, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. 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?
     
  2. flavallee

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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.
     
  3. Doc Holliday

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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.
     
  4. Bryan

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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 ....
     
  5. Doc Holliday

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    That will work!

    Thanks Bryan!
     
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