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    .bak entries in Registry ProfileList? (XP Pro/5.1)

    What are the .bak entries in the HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList? For example, I have one:

    S-1-5-21-220523388-1645522239-1801674531-1004.bak

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    - Al
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    Re: .bak entries in Registry ProfileList? (XP Pro/5.1)

    Those are previous configurations that worked (hopefully). If you've ever had a problem starting NT/2000/XP, you will have seen the "Last Known Good" menu that allows you to extricate yourself from deep doo-doo. It's essentially the last registry hive for a particular user that booted completely.
    -Mark

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    Re: .bak entries in Registry ProfileList? (XP Pro/5.1)

    Thanks. Humm ... but that user doesn't exist anymore ...

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    Re: .bak entries in Registry ProfileList? (XP Pro/5.1)

    I don't believe the older copies are trimmed automatically.
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