Backing up the selected branch of the registry

Backing up the selected branch of the registry by exporting (Reliable)  This method is preferred if you're making changes to a specific key/area of the registry.  To backup a selected branch/key in the registry,  try this:

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box,  type regedit, and then click OK
Locate and then click the key that contains the value that you want to edit
On the File menu,  click Export.
In the Save in box,  select a location where you want to save the Registration Entries (.reg)
In the File name box,  type a file name,  and then click Save.

Now that you've created a Registry backup for that particular key.  Save the REG file in a safer location in case you want to undo the registry changes made.  You can restore the settings by just double-clicking the REG file.  It automatically merges the contents to the Registry.

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