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Backup and restore some system files

jryhuang
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I am using win2000 under P-3.
I tried to backup the file:
c:\winnt\system32\config\software  & software.log

I was given "Can't copy software, there has been a sharing violation..."

Can somebody help me to backup/restore them or read the contents?
Thanks!


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The easeist way is to do this

Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Backup. Now Click on the Emergency Repair Disk and in the window that pops up check the box labeled "Also Backup the Registry...". Make sure you have a floppy disk in the floppy drive.


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This backsup the registry hives to this directory.

C:\WINNT\repair\RegBack
mikecrIT Architect/Technology Delivery Manager
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If you check the box that says System State Data in Microsoft backup, this will backup the registry and system information for you and you shouldn't get that error message.

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It didn't work.

SOFTWARE means the file: c:\winnt\system32\config\SOFTWARE.

I tried to backup the file SOFTWARE, no error message.
Then I changed something which effected the SOFTWARE.
Then I restored the SOFTWARE file from the backup file.
What I got was still the latest version of SOFTWARE instead of the old one.
I am guessing there is a copy of SOFTWARE inside the memory.

Thanks!

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