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Backup Individual Registry keys


Before making a change to a key or key value, it's a good idea to make a copy of the original key. Then, if something goes wrong, it will be an easy fix to get back to where you started.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 1

Here's How:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type REGEDIT
  4. Click OK
  5. The Registry Editor will open
  6. Manuever to the desired key
  7. Right-click the desired key
  8. Choose Export from the right-click menu
  9. The Export Registry File dialog window will open. Choose the folder to which you wish to save the file and type in the desired filename.
  10. Click Save.
  11. Click File | Exit to close the Registry Editor.
  12. The registry key can be easily restored by browsing to the location of the saved .REG file and double-clicking it. Doing so will automatically restore it to the proper location in the System Registry.

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