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Error Message: Restore Operation Failed
Article ID: 220878 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you attempt to manually restore a previous copy of your computer registry using the scanreg command with the /restore switch (scanreg /restore), you may receive the following error message:
Restore Operation Failed
To resolve this issue, manually restore the registry files:
NOTE: The following procedure may also be useful if you want to restore a registry that does not appear in the Scanreg tool. This occurs because you can use the Scanreg.ini file to save more that five backups, but Scanreg only displays the five oldest registries. You can also use this method to install a backup registry that does not appear in Scanreg.
Note that when the scanreg command with the /restore switch does not work correctly, the .cab file you are attempting to restore is damaged. If this procedure does not work correctly the first time, Microsoft recommends backing up all remaining .cab files before attempting it again.