Question: How do I backup or restore registry keys in the Windows Registry Editor?
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Section I: How to perform a registry backup
1. On the keyboard, hold down the windows key and press the R key at the same time
2. In the Run dialog, type regedit and click OK
3. Depending on which you are trying to do, follow the steps below:
Backing up the entire registry (recommended)
a. When the Registry editor opens, click File > Export…
b. In the Export Registry file window, under Export range, ensure that All is selected
c. Name the file and save it to a location where you will be able to find it
Note: Registry backups are created with the file extension of .reg
Backing up a particular Specific registry key
a. On the left-hand side of the screen, navigate to the registry key you wish to back up
b. Right-click the registry key and select Export
c. When the Export Registry File window opens, enter a name for the file and click Save
Section II: How to restore a registry backup
1. Browse to the location where the backup was saved, then double-click the file
2. When prompted to confirm that you want to add the information, click Yes
3. When the confirmation window appears, click OK