How do I restore my Registry or valuable parts of it?
Posted on 2004-10-02
I ran a trial version of a "registry cleaner" program on my Win2000 OS. I won't name the product!! I selected the option to backup the registry before "cleaning" then let the program loose on my system. Yes, you already know what happened, right?! System restarted with all registry settings apparently lost (especially valuable "losses" are all Outlook Express settings [email archives, address book] and collection of IE favorites). I have tried rebooting with System CD etc but no luck in finding the "backed up" registry.
1. If someone can give me the solution to finding the "backed up" registry, and restoring it, that would be brilliant. Definitely 500 points.
Alternatively, if original is gone forever, can someone tell me how to restore OUtlook Express , IE favorites, my wonderful dual screen wallpaper pic. etc.
I have my fingers crossed, but I ain't holding my breath....There are cheap answers to this kind of question (ones that sound ok but give no concrete, step-by step solution; and there is perhaps a great answer (step by step with all the i's dotted). A cheap answer is worth 50 points I guess..but a great answer is worth 500 points. Am I free to issue the points after I see the answers??
Thanks in advance.