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    Default How to restore registry

    Hi i want to restore my registry fromt the backup file made using S&D but i cant find any options to do this any help would be appreciated.

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    There are two files created as back-ups during installation:
    • regLocal.reg
    • regUsers.reg

    The directory they are created in depends on the OS you have as follows:
    • Windows 95 or 98:
      C:\Windows\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Backups
    • Windows ME:
      C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Backups
    • Windows NT, 2000 or XP:
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Backups
    • Windows Vista:
      C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Backups

    The two files are exported "REGEDIT4" type files of specific registry keys as follows:
    • regLocal.reg
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software]
    • regUsers.reg
      [HKEY_USERS]

    Personally, I have never heard of anyone using these back-ups. Once you’ve run your system for any period of time they would be outdated and could possibly cause more harm than good to use. I would be extremely cautious about using them.

    If you really want to use them (which I suggest you don't):
    • Using Windows Explorer, locate the file(s).
    • Double click on the file.
    • Answer Yes then OK.

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    Thank you for the information its a very recent backup hopefully it should be fine thanks very much.

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    Axe007:

    Why are you trying to restore the registry?

    If you have a system that supports System Restore or just using portions of the registry backups may be a better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by md usa spybot fan View Post
    Axe007:

    Why are you trying to restore the registry?

    If you have a system that supports System Restore or just using portions of the registry backups may be a better option.
    Im not sure exactly what happened but after removing some spyware i get this error pop ups at startup.

    error loading C:\windows\system32\xxxweiok.dll
    the specified module could not be found

    and

    error loading c:\windows\system32\vyrdmvmtf.dll
    the specified module could not be found

    I might have manually deleted the files from the registry.

    btw the restoring the registry from backups didnt work any ideas how to fix this thanks.

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