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Windows 7: Backup Using Reg Save

15 Jan 2018   #1
bsiemsen

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Backup Using Reg Save

Hey guys, I am trying to backup a Win 7 Pro 64bit registry using the "Save" command and I keep getting the "Access Denied" on the HKLM and HKU keys. The other HK keys work fine.

Works: reg save HKCU C:\TempFolder\HKCU.hiv /y

Access Denied:
reg save HKLM C:\TempFolder\HKLM.hiv /y
reg save HKU C:\TempFolder\HKU.hiv /y

I have checked all the permissions and have full admin read/write access on all keys, and I sign-in as cmd/administrator.

I have a suspicion that both the HKLM and HKU may have some sort of "in use" or "file open" lock that prevents them from copied. The "Export" command works fine, if I were doing a ".reg" backup, but I want a .hiv extension for the metadata.

Any thoughts or help is appreciated.
Thanks,
Bill


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15 Jan 2018   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Try this program RegBak from Acelogix Software - Downloads

note within the access denied Regkeys folders are hives which are currently in use - thats why you get the message.

Roy
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16 Jan 2018   #3
bsiemsen

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Hey Roy,
Thanks for the conformation on the "access denied Regkeys folders" . I did not know there was such a thing, but it just felt like it. I am writing a batch file for my users and using the internal Task Scheduler for automatic backups. That is why I would have preferred a Command Line option, but will try the RegBak and see if it works. Thanks for the help and suggestion.
Bill
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17 Jan 2018   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If another idea later on is welcomed, I recommend trying Resplendence's Registrar Registry Manager, free version. I think it is powerful enough to backup desired portions of the registry (hives).
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17 Jan 2018   #5
bsiemsen

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Information and Ideas are always welcome. I will download and take a look. I appreciate the input. Will get back to you in a day or so.
Thanx
Bill
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20 Jan 2018   #6
bsiemsen

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Roland,

Thanks, I did the download and install of the free version. I do know if it saved the registry as in a .hiv format or not. I need to set up a fully automatic reg backup for my users, and I'm old school - I want to see the file name and extension. That's why I tried using the task scheduler and the reg.exe "Save" command line process. It just doesn't "SAVE" the HKLM - bummer.
Anyway, we tried. Thanks for the suggestion.
Bill :)
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20 Jan 2018   #7
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

@bsiemsen

Hmmmm .... back in the "old days" you could do this - right?

I don't do that these days, but myself also use Registrar Registry Manager
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20 Jan 2018   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think we're going to be stuck with doing such backups manually, on-demand, rather than scheduled automation.
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