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Where Is The Registry?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BML, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    Where can I find my registry file & what is it called? (winXP Home)

    Here's why I ask. I had a media jukebox program installed on a seperate partition. I did not make a backup of the music library files. I deleted my system directory & partition when I bought this new hard drive and re-installed windows and all my other software. But I did make a Image of the c:\ drive before deleting it so I have all the old windows files.

    Now, I want to run the Media Jukebox so that I can create a backup of its library, but it wont open and says "registry control failed" or something like that, because the new system registry does not have any keys or values for this software. I would like to find my "old" registry and copy the values into the new one so that the program will work one more time. Can this be done? That's why I need to know what the name of this registry file is so I can find it.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You'll spend more time trying to sort out what to copy from the old registry than it'll take to rebuild your library! That's assuming that you ever do get it to work!

    If your hell bent on attempting this, I'd install the program, then see if you can figure out what needs to be added.

    The Registry is contained in four files (W2K), not absolutely sure in XP. They're in WINNT\system32\config with no extensions.
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Why not run System Restore and go back to a previous restore point?

    That will restore the Registry as well.
     
  4. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    System Restore only knows the restore points since I installed windows. Its a new hard drive & clean format installation. Restore can't get me back to the old system.

    I think I'm just going to re-install it..........
     
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