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        Tracey Capen
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        BEST UTILITIES By Deanna McElveen So your computer died, and you want to build a new one. With the right tools, moving your data to the new machine ca
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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!

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        AskWoody Lounger

        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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