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    Reg Exports

    In Win98 I could export the registry to a text file, and then, if necessary, import it (by double-click).

    Till now I have had no need to import, si it is just "showing up: I can export fine, but the format seems to be Unicode, and on import the registry won't accept the file.

    Am I doing something wrong here? If so, what? If it "fixable" to allow for the same type of import / export, and if so, how?

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    Re: Reg Exports

    Do the files you are using have REG extensions? If they do, then the problem may be that you don't have the appropriate permissions in Win2K to run Registry patches.
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    Re: Reg Exports

    unkamunka:

    They're reg files... how do I verify my rights?

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    Re: Reg Exports

    unkamunka:

    In addition, the exported files are being seen as Unicode... what would cause this? And if this IS the native format of exports, how do you avoid file damage by changing to text file format?

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    Re: Reg Exports

    Unicode is the default encoding for text in Windows 2000 and above. I would doubt that unicode is what is causing the problem you are referring to here, it is simply a method of representing the characters on the computer's screen.
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    Re: Reg Exports

    Chuck--

    I can't give you a specific solution, but maybe the links will give you more than one option for backing up your registry/exporting/importing.

    Backing Up and Restoring the Windows XP Registry--I'm guessing this would sure apply to Win 2k.

    Importing and Exporting Registry Settingws

    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBK/tip5300/rh5363.htm">JSI Tip 5363

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    Re: Reg Exports

    SMBP:

    Both links were / are extremely informative... but they still haven't alswered for me how come, when in Win98 a reg export went to a standard text file, and in W2000 they do not... and that when I export the reg using defaults, and then try to turn right around and inport it, I get an error message....!

    Oh well... thanks for the help

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    Re: Reg Exports

    Mark:

    So you cannot just export / import like you could with w98? Cause when I tried to do same, I get an error message...

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    Re: Reg Exports

    You should be able to do that without problems. What is the error that you are getting?
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    Re: Reg Exports

    Mark:

    I just did it ... they are coing out as Unicode, not staright text. So if I open/save them with something Unicode aware, OK, else I get an error because the format will change when I save any mods I make...

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    Re: Reg Exports

    Mark / SMBP:

    I got it... I just need(ed) to set my editor to save reg files as Unicode...

    How come W2K went to a Unicode format, where W98 was text?

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    Re: Reg Exports

    <hr>How come W2K went to a Unicode format, where W98 was text?<hr>
    Think of it as Microsoft broadening their horizons. Since computers deal with numbers at a fundamental level, to represent text on screen requires an encoding scheme, where a number represents a screen character. The original ASCII character set did not allow for symbols other than very basic ones, so the Cyrillic alphabet, for example, was not supported. Ditto the currency notation for the English pound, now, the Euro, and many others. Unicode allowed for the operating system to display these symbols. In fact, the encoding schemes failed to support even a single language fully. There is a good explanation at the Unicode.org website.

    By switching to Unicode, design of the underlying operating system becomes simpler. There is less risk of data corruption when code pages are changed, because code pages do not need changing (or at least far less than previously). Windows 98 was bound by several other limitations, but I would guess that the primary reason that it did not support Unicode was because it was not fully developed at the time Windows 98 was released.

    Glad you figured out the problem!
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    Re: Reg Exports

    Mark:

    Thanks... I just need a "few" more hours in my day, more eyes in my head, ... I'll get caught up someday -- I hope. There should be (besides of course, WOPR) a one site or one book shows all for opsys so that dilettantes (such as yours truly) can at least appear to keep up...

    Oh well...

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    Re: Reg Exports

    Don't burn your brain too much, there is always something else that can be learned. I think that one book would be hard to fit all of that arcane information into anyway!
    -Mark

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    Re: Reg Exports

    Mark:

    The only problem here is that as long as all the arcane info is used, it may as well be current.... and as long as it causes us ol fogeys ulcers, sources become critical...

    Bet the people that designed all this are laffin like he--....

    Wasn't it Gates that was heard once to say: "...and who will ever need more than 640k of memory?..."?

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