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      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

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      If I am just curious and want to use WRR for informational purposes, can I copy the needed files to a temp directory, such as the WRR folder, and peruse the data there. I certainly do not want to muck up the working, active registry!
      Thanks! Jill

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      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      You can’t easily copy the registry files to another location because they are in use by Windows.
      You should be able to restore them from a backup to another location if you do not restore the file permissions / security. Then WRR should be able to see them.

      I just restored the files from an image to a temporary directory, but you have to muck around with permissions to be able to do it – I used an admin command prompt and xcopy /h.

      cheers, Paul

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      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks Paul. Think I will leave well enough alone!

    • #1983822 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      I am trying to use the MiTeC Windows Registry Recovery and am having trouble opening the files in the c:\windows\system32\config directory.  If I use Windows Explorer the files are there (e.g., DEFALUT file), I can see the files.  When I use the MiTeC program and go to open them, they do not show.  Is there a way to make them visible so I can open the various files in the directory?

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      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      I would expect WRR to not show registry files on a live system. The utility is for finding data on a disk from an old system.

      cheers, Paul

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