Microsoft recently announced that the regular backup used to perform backups on the system registry is no longer supported in Windows 10, starting from version 1803. This means you have to manually re-enable the feature to save the registry. The Windows Registry contains many low-level settings that control certain aspects of the operating system.
If you navigate to the C:WindowsSystem32configRegBack folder, you will see that each registry hive has been lost, if there is still any file inside it is 0 KB in size.
Last October OS stopped backup registry automatically even though the backup was reportedly completed. At that time, most users believed it was a bug, but Microsoft said the change was appropriate design and was a way to reduce the size of the Windows disk footprint as a whole.
However, the RegBack folder doesn't take up as much space, maybe just about a few hundred MB on most systems. In addition, there are cheaper storage options available today, so it makes sense if that's because most people don't use registry backups and those folders can get bigger with backups that are corrupted due to system errors.
Why Registry backups are required
When the Windows registry is corrupted, it can cause freezing, crashes, and boot failures, therefore why backup registry is very important. Backup Registry is also important when we try to troubleshoot errors, but Microsoft asks the user to rely on a system restore point for this purpose.
Microsoft also recommends to create a restore point before doing anything that can make the system can not be booted or not responding.
How to Restore Registry Backup
If you still want the registry backup, you must enable it manually using the edit registry by changing the value of the registry key. To do this:
- Click the Search button next to the Start Menu icon on the lower left side of your screen.
- Type regedit. exe and click on the search result that appears.
- Navigate to the Registry key below:
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- Right-click Configuration Manager or on the right pane and select New-DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- And name it EnablePeriodicBackup. Rename it by right-clicking NewValue # 1 and selecting Rename.
- Next click Doble on EnablePeriodicBackup and change the Value data to 1 (one).
- If already, please Restart your PC.
After Restart, Windows will start backing up the registry to the RegBack folder starting at that time and creating a RegIdleBackup task to manage subsequent backups.
Although registry backups are important, they also need space on your system. Third-party backup solutions help you save space while still letting you access your files.
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