How to Customize Registry Checker Tool Settings
The Scanreg.ini file contains the following entries that determine how theRegistry Checker tool makes backup copies of your registry:
NOTE: To edit the Scanreg.ini file, use any text editor (such as Notepad).
Backup=A value of 1 (default) causes a backup copy of your registry to be madethe first time you start your computer on any given day (determined by thesystem clock).
A value of 0 disables registry backup.
NOTE: Disabling registry backup is not recommended.
Optimize=A value of 1 (default) automatically optimizes your current registry if itcontains 500 kilobytes (KB) of unused space.
A value of 0 does not automatically optimize your current registry byremoving unused space.
MaxBackupCopies=A value of 5 (default) saves the last 5 registry backups in theWindows\Sysbckupfolder. This value can be between 0 and 99.
NOTE: When you restore a registry backup using Registry Checker for MS-DOS, only the five earliest backups are displayed.
BackupDirectory=By default, this entry does not contain a value, and registry backups areautomatically saved in the Windows\Sysbckup folder. To change the locationin which registry backups are saved, type the full path to the folder. Forexample, if you want to save registry backups in the c:\registry\backupsfolder, change the "BackupDirectory=" line to read:
NOTE: If Registry Checker cannot save a backup in the location youspecify, the backup is saved in the Windows folder.
Files=This entry does not exist by default, and is used to specify additionalfiles you want to back up in the .cab file. To specify additional files tobe backed up, type Files=<folder code>,<file name>, where <folder code> is the numerical code for the folder in whichthe file you want to back up is located, and <file name> is the name ofthe file you want to back up. If you want to back up multiple files in thesame location, separate each file name using a comma (,) an no spaces.
The following table lists the possible folder codes:
Folder code Folder ------------------------------------------------------------ 10 <windows> (for example, Windows) 11 <windows>\System (for example, Windows\System) 30 Root folder (for example, c:\) 31 Root host folder (for example, c:\)
For example, if you want to back up the 3d Maze.scr and Actmovie.exe fileslocated in the Windows\System folder, type the following line:
If you want to back up the Asd.log file located in the root folder of yourC drive, type the following line:
For additional information about the Registry Checker tool, click Start,click Help, click the Index tab, type registry, and then double-click the Registry Checker topic.
Article ID: 183603 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:53:00 - Revision: 2.0
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