Feature to backup individual or group of registry keys

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hclass
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Feature to backup individual or group of registry keys

Post by hclass » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:46 am

Hi,

To me, anything created during the installation of a piece of software that is subjected to change (due to the use of the software) is a potential target for a backup utility like Backup4All.

Many software save their settings in Windows registry. Some take a lot of blood and sweat to get them customized to exactly the way one preferred, e.g. ACDSee, UltraEdit and what not.
Generally speaking, when a software offers a great amount of customize options, it will have a feature to export and import its settings. In a way, it seems not so crucial to backup settings of programs since there normally is an "Export and Import" feature in the programs themselve.

However, isn't it rediculous if after running a Backup4All task which is planned to (and suppose to periodically) backup EVERYTHING crucial, yet it always lacks the settings as mentioned above. i.e. in order to perform a perfect backup of "all crucial changes", one must run a Backup4All task then proceed to export every program's settings.

As of this writing, searching around the world, I can find only a single backup program that offers the feature to let user pick and include certain registry keys in a backup task! I am not going to name it here for I don't intend to promote a competitor program in this forum. Anyway, I also don't encourage anyone to use that backup program for it has serious user interface design problem (to an intolerable extend)

Seriously, I wish Backup4All will add the feature to allow backup of individual or group of registry keys.

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Re: Feature to backup individual or group of registry keys

Post by Support » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Hi,

Backup4all will back up the applications and settings for a series of programs, using the free plugins we have on our website.
Your suggestion is already on our Wishlist.

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Re: Feature to backup individual or group of registry keys

Post by hclass » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:24 pm

Support wrote:Hi,

Backup4all will back up the applications and settings for a series of programs, using the free plugins we have on our website.
Your suggestion is already on our Wishlist.
plugins can only cover limited programs...
Where is the wishlist?

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Re: Feature to backup individual or group of registry keys

Post by Support » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:32 pm

Hi,

Please write the applications for which you need a plugin.
We will create new plugins.

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