The Registry plug-in provides access to Windows Registry keys and values. It is user-specific and depends on privileges and account under which the Workstation component runs.
Primary use case of the plug-in is to back up configuration and installation information of Windows applications. It is generally used in combination with the Computer plug-in.
Plug-in File System
File system provided by the Registry plug-in is organized as follows:
The Registry plug-in can be used as a data source in backup tasks, and as a target in restore tasks.
To add Windows Registry to backup (see Step 2: Specify the Backup Set), follow these steps:
For detailed information on creating backup tasks, please see Backup Task.
To restore Windows Registry, follow these steps:
For example, if your Registry backups are stored on a local drive, select Computer in the Storage Destinations pane to the left, and then browse for backup.hbi in the Index File Selection pane to the right.
Note: Registry entries can be restored to their original locations only.
After checking details, you need to specify various restore options and name the task. These steps are not specific to the Registry plug-in. For detailed instructions on restoration, please see Restore Task.
Related: registry backup feature.