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Old October 13th 10, 05:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
none[_2_]
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Was wondering if there is a way to read an old registry (user.dat & system.dat from 9 years ago). I need certain entries from that time but don't know how to scan the registry.

Thanks for your help
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Old October 13th 10, 08:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Bill Blanton[_4_]
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On 10/13/2010 12:50, none wrote:
Was wondering if there is a way to read an old registry (user.dat& system.dat from 9 years ago).
I need certain entries from that time but don't know how to scan the

registry.

Boot to DOS and enter
regedit /?
for the command syntax.

Say your old user.dat is in C:\Windows\Temp, and you want to export the
HKCU\Software key to the file C:\MyExport.txt.

regedit /R:C:\Windows\Temp\user.dat /E C:\MyExport.txt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

(I doublespaced the above for readability. Single space the command)

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Old October 13th 10, 10:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
mm
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:04:59 -0400, Bill Blanton
wrote:

On 10/13/2010 12:50, none wrote:
Was wondering if there is a way to read an old registry (user.dat& system.dat from 9 years ago).
I need certain entries from that time but don't know how to scan the

registry.

Boot to DOS and enter
regedit /?
for the command syntax.

Say your old user.dat is in C:\Windows\Temp, and you want to export the
HKCU\Software key to the file C:\MyExport.txt.

regedit /R:C:\Windows\Temp\user.dat /E C:\MyExport.txt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

(I doublespaced the above for readability. Single space the command)


Wow, this is great to know.

Yet all the windows reg editors insist on using the registry that's in
use at the time. How come none (none?) allow one to specify the
address like the dos version does?

There are other occasions when one would want to examine a registry,
like if one had a copy of a partition, but not easily bootable, and
wanted to find out what an entry was, that seems fouled up in the
registry in use.
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Old October 14th 10, 04:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Alan Edwards
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Default registry questions

Apart from the DOS method....

Regdat - Browse old Win95/Win98/Me Registry Files.
http://www.regdat.com/

RegExport is a basic version of Regdat designed for users who want to
occasionally export information from old Win9x/WinMe registry files.

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
http://dts-l.com/index.htm


On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:50:11 -0500, in
microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion, "none"
wrote:

Was wondering if there is a way to read an old registry (user.dat & system.dat from 9 years ago). I need certain entries from that time but don't know how to scan the registry.

Thanks for your help

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Old October 14th 10, 07:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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mm I came across this webpage that you may like to look at:::
http://applicationbistro.com/bistro/...&limitstart=10

it on a script uses WMI to get a list of all available drive letters and
prints out the first and last available drive letters. These drive letters
can be used for mapping a remote file share, mounting an external drive,
etc.



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On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:04:59 -0400, Bill Blanton
wrote:

On 10/13/2010 12:50, none wrote:
Was wondering if there is a way to read an old registry (user.dat&
system.dat from 9 years ago).
I need certain entries from that time but don't know how to scan the

registry.

Boot to DOS and enter
regedit /?
for the command syntax.

Say your old user.dat is in C:\Windows\Temp, and you want to export the
HKCU\Software key to the file C:\MyExport.txt.

regedit /R:C:\Windows\Temp\user.dat /E C:\MyExport.txt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

(I doublespaced the above for readability. Single space the command)


Wow, this is great to know.

Yet all the windows reg editors insist on using the registry that's in
use at the time. How come none (none?) allow one to specify the
address like the dos version does?

There are other occasions when one would want to examine a registry,
like if one had a copy of a partition, but not easily bootable, and
wanted to find out what an entry was, that seems fouled up in the
registry in use.


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Old October 14th 10, 09:39 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Hot-Text
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Posts: 28
Default registry questions

Scriptomatic 2.0

This world-famous tool writes WMI scripts so you don't have to. Produces
scripts in VBScript, Perl, Python, and JScript. Also provides numerous
output formats for running scripts, from plain text to Web page to XML. Try
it now!

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../dd939957.aspx

Just install it on my XP
Run
WMI Namesspace = root\CIMV2
WMI Class = Win32_DiskDriveToDiskPartition

Out in HTML and get

Property Value
Computer HOT-TEXT
Antecedent
\\HOT-TEXT\root\cimv2:Win32_DiskDrive.DeviceID="\\\\.\\P HYSICALDRIVE0"
Dependent \\HOT-TEXT\root\cimv2:Win32_DiskPartition.DeviceID="Disk #0,
Partition #0"
Antecedent
\\HOT-TEXT\root\cimv2:Win32_DiskDrive.DeviceID="\\\\.\\P HYSICALDRIVE0"
Dependent \\HOT-TEXT\root\cimv2:Win32_DiskPartition.DeviceID="Disk #0,
Partition #1"

Cool mm

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Old October 16th 10, 08:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Bill Blanton[_4_]
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Default registry questions

On 10/13/2010 17:25, mm wrote:
On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:04:59 -0400, Bill Blanton
wrote:

On 10/13/2010 12:50, none wrote:
Was wondering if there is a way to read an old registry (user.dat& system.dat from 9 years ago).
I need certain entries from that time but don't know how to scan the

registry.

Boot to DOS and enter
regedit /?
for the command syntax.

Say your old user.dat is in C:\Windows\Temp, and you want to export the
HKCU\Software key to the file C:\MyExport.txt.

regedit /R:C:\Windows\Temp\user.dat /E C:\MyExport.txt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software

(I doublespaced the above for readability. Single space the command)


Wow, this is great to know.

Yet all the windows reg editors insist on using the registry that's in
use at the time. How come none (none?) allow one to specify the
address like the dos version does?


NT versions of regedit allow loading inactive NT registries as a hive in
the active registry. (At least win2k and greater)
 




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