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    Custom restore point?

    I am able to set up regular restore point creation at set intervals via Task Scheduler.. But what if, when I need to restore, all I want to restore insthe registry and not all the other items that are backed up?

    Is there a way to selectively pick just certain items to restore?

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    I believe it is possible to just grab whatever or whichever from backup via File History but, don't quote me on that.

    What more concerns me is often you mention the Registry or how much you seem to want to mess about in there. Usually recommending that people stay out or there & leave the registry be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Is there a way to selectively pick just certain items to restore?
    No.

    You could use Tweaking.com - Registry Backup


    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    I believe it is possible to just grab whatever or whichever from backup via File History but, don't quote me on that.
    What you say is correct for user files, but File History doesn't back up the registry:

    Instead of protecting the entire system (operating system, applications, settings and user files) File History focuses only on user personal files.
    Protecting user files with File History


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    It's not worth the time and effort, to try to second guess the System Restore process. It works just fine, as the MS programmers designed it.
    Some of those folks actually know what they are doing.

    I just run a little VB Script in my Startup folder, so I get a free System Restore Point made afresh with every boot up. *
    And, that's at least once a day, sometimes more.

    * When I do my Ghost backups, at least once a week, I run a little script that deletes all the old Restore Points, to save a lot of space in my Backup Image File.
    I also delete all temp files and even the Pagefile.

    That "Instant Restore Point" script has changed several times since I first got it for XP. I just got a new one, for Windows 10.

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    "What you say is correct for user files, but File History doesn't back up the registry"

    Yes, that gibes. And, again, gibes w/ years of advocating not messing w/ Registry stuff. It is not a place for most people to play, IMHO.

    Although, in addition to FH doing data, one can, certainly, make a System Image. (It's @ the bottom left corner of the File History window.

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    @Chuck,

    You do realize that restoring just the registry can be dangerous right? The whole point of a System Restore is to remove all the effects of a change to system files (registry included). Leaving other pieces of a change behind can really mess up your system.

    Joe

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