XP registry files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by amphrodite, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. amphrodite

    amphrodite Guest

    Anyone know where are the XP registry files hidden ?

    Which is which ?

    As in W98 user.dat, system.dat !

    and the registry backup cab files, rb003 etc
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Additionally the actual files of the User Hives are ntuser.dat and ntuser.dat.log in
    C:\Documents and Settings\username
  3. amphrodite

    amphrodite Guest

    Thank you

    yes, When ever I use regvac to clean my regisrty
    for some reason it kill one of my application and others?
    (i.e it will start)

    Instead of re-install the application.

    I will just copy the registry files over when I
    boot to the other partition!
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Why do you use regvac, if it causes problems constantly? Thought it was meant to fix problems.
    Personally I doubt the usefulness of registry cleaners in general, but did you try another one, jv16 for instance?
    Also a registry cleaner should make backups that you can restore.
  5. skamaraju

    skamaraju Guest

    When ever I use JV16 power tools, it keep showing the same keys in the cleaner after a new boot. Most of the times it is a long list of start menu items 2 .... They appear everytime I run the cleaner.
  6. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

    I suspect those crop up when I do system restores...restores dont always overwrite certain files, more like rename and reasign paths...could be wrong but i delete all those startmenu2 thingies regardless if they're green or red.
  7. amphrodite

    amphrodite Guest

    RegVac clean up the Class registry well if its chosen properly!

    Yes , I used jv16 as well


    My prefer method is manual removal..

    Did it for years..

    just getting lazy lately that's all
  8. skamaraju

    skamaraju Guest

    How do you do it manually? Where do you search for the obsolate entries and delete them? Is it easy? I am a beginner
  9. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    By default XP does not back up the whole registry in the "Export" function in regedit.
    Try" Erdnt" in Google search.
  10. amphrodite

    amphrodite Guest

    Just use the search function for the applicaion
    for e.g NeroCD bruning soft

    the company is ahead
    Do a search for nero and ahead
    and delete the registry entries!

    sometimes you might want to check the .inf if any to delete thwe Class entries as well ( make sure you export/backup the registry entry if you are not sure)

    but there are other related entries which is not as straight forward!