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Hi can you help; I am one of these people that for one reason or another reformat hard drives and reinstall Windows on a regular basis. I would like to reinstall my desktop appearance settings from my saved schemes and also my sound settings. Am I correct in thinking that this information is kept in the User.dat file and by overwriting this file with a backed up version after reinstalling Windows my settings and sounds will be restored. If this is not the case can you recommend an easy way to achieve this?

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If you look at
[HKEY_USERS\AppEvents]
you'll see all you settings.
So, yes you could save your user.dat.
Or just export the HKEY_USERS hive.

Look under users/appevents and you see all your current setings.

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Bud thank's for your answer, I am not to sure if the answer is yes to my question or not. Am I correct in thinking that this information is kept in the User.dat file and by overwriting this file with a backed up version after reinstalling Windows my settings and sounds will be restored. Or will I have to back up part of the reg. as well.

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Well, The answer is Yes.
But you can trim down what you put back be Exporting only those sections that hold all you setting that you mentioned.

That is, to be safe, save your User.dat.
Import the settings that you have Exported. If for some reason you make a mistake you can rely on your User.dat.

Another way to make sure you don't loss anything is WRP.
WRPV3.ZIP is the Best and easiest Registry Backup/Restore I've Seen. Go To: http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/
Utilities section and download it from there.

I nevere make any changes concerning the registry without 1st
backing up with it.

Bud

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