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Handy Backup has an option allowing backing up and restoring Windows registry, the system dataset containing all parameters for Windows and applications settings and keys. Backing up this dataset allowing users restoring a spoiled registry file or migrating all settings to another place.
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A registry is a sort of database. In modern Windows environment, the registry is not a single file; instead, Windows registry file location is a bunch of folders and files called “hives” and distributed among the file system. This structure makes a manual Windows registry access too tough.
To repair, copy or restore Windows registry files you can use a program allowing automated registry saving, for example, Handy Backup. This program will automatically detect any Windows registry location and access to any data stored in it to back up or restore these data.
To modify or delete a particular entry, you can access Windows registry data using a built-in Windows tool called regedit, or apply some third-party instrument to manipulate with Windows registry files. We strongly recommend backing up all registry files before making any changes!
One day, Active Directory was a technology provided by Microsoft for interactive data management. It was partially replace a registry for some data management operations. This technology should not be confused with registry. Nowadays, Active Directory is obsolete; do not use it.
Any program backing up Windows registry must provide some functions both to user convenience and to set an adequate level of stability and reliability for performed operations. These are crucial requirements for such software listed here:
Handy Backup is a perfect Windows registry backup software, containing all the possibilities described above (and many other functions) just out-of-the-box!
With Handy Backup, the action is simple. Just select a “Registry” tool to add the Windows registry access into a set of data backed up by any particular task. Handy Backup will do all other things automatically. The same is true for restoration tasks, too.
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Backup Terms Glossary
Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.
Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.
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