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Tweaking your Windows Registry
Last updated on March 09, 2000 by Thomas McGuire - Page 2/9

Files=x, this entry does not exist by default, and is used to specify additional files you want to back up in the .cab file. To specify additional files to be backed up, type Files=<folder code>, <file name>, where <folder code> is the numerical code for the folder in which the file you want to back up is located, and <file name> is the name of the file you want to back up. If you want to back up multiple files in the same location, separate each file name using a comma (,) & no spaces.

The following table lists the possible folder codes:

Folder code             Folder


10            <windows> (e.g., Windows)

11            <windows>\System (for example, Windows\System)

30            Root folder (for example, c:\)

31            Root host folder (for example, c:\)

E.g. if you want to back up the 3d Maze.scr and Actmovie.exe files located in the Windows\System folder, type the following line:

Files=11,3d maze.scr, actmovie.exe

If you want to back up the Asd.log file located in the root folder of your C drive, type the following line:


Running scanreg

To run Scanreg in windows do the following. Click on Start, Run & type in C:\Windows\Scanregw.exe. This is where scanregw is located by default, so change it if your Windows directory is located elsewhere.

Hit Ok & scanregw will be launched & will check your registry for errors. When finished (it only takes about 10 seconds to scan for errors) you will be given the options, Yes or No, simply choose if you would like to backup the registry or not.

Scanreg however can be made do this during bootup. Open regedit (click on Start, Run, type in regedit) & go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]. Add a new String value entitled Registry checker (or whatever you want to call it) & give it a value of scanregw.exe /autorun & select Ok. Now when you reboot your PC the Registry checker will run & make backups/optimization as you have set out in your Scanreg.ini.


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