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Enable Windows 10 Registry Backup

Windows 10 had originally performed automatic registry backups. Using the RegBack functionality, unwanted changes to the Windows 10 registry could be easily undone.

However, since Windows 10 version 1803, this function is deactivated by default. Previously, Windows 10 had automatically backed up the registry and stored it in the RegBack folder. Who would like to have these automatic Registry backups in the future, must activate the functionality since some time mauell.

  1. Open the start menu.
  2. Enter regedit.exe and open the program.
  3. Navigate to the following path: `HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Configuration Manager
  4. Make a right click in the right part of the window.
  5. Go to New > DWORD Value (32-bit).
  6. Choose EnablePeriodicBackup as name for this value.
  7. Double click on the EnablePeriodicBackup entry.
  8. Change the value to 1
  9. Click OK.

After a restart, the automatic backup of the registry is reactivated in Windows 10.

Where do I find Registry backups in Windows?

The registry backups will be stored in the path C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack after activation.


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