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RDilly   




RDilly is program that makes a backup copy of the NT,2K,XP registry. It's very similar to System Restore found in WinME and WinXP. You get a point-in-time copy of the registry labeled with the date it was made. You also are able to restore the registry to this point-in-time copy.



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Instructions/Information
Manually run or schedule RDilly to run. Everything is automatic and transparent, so it doesn't interrupt you. A new folder will be created in the same folder RDilly is located with the date (in YY-MM-DD format) and a serial number starting with 001 as its name.

Start, Finish, and Error messages are placed in the Application Eventlog under the source name "RDilly". In this folder, you will see the same hive names you see in %SystemRoot%\system32\config. The hives are ready to manually copy in the case of a disaster. If the system is bootable, RDilly can restore the registry in just a few clicks.

The HARDWARE hive is included in the backup folder - this files is for debugging purposes only.

I suspect this program must be run with local Adiminstrators rights or Backup Operator rights. It needs to have Backup rights (SeBackupPrivilege) to read the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY key. Also, it must be able to create and delete the files it created in the [%SystemRoot%\System32\Config] folder.



Requirements

Windows NT,2K,XP or higher. For Vista, this program must be run as Administrator to function.


Download

RDilly v1.1.0 (source inclued) ZIP [200 KB]

Changes in v1.1.0
New: GUI Window to restore from an RDilly registry backup

Changes in v1.0.1
New: Added RDILLY.INI file to set date format
New: ERROR LEVEL (aka exit code) set on a failed execution for batch files


NO WARRANTY
ANY USE BY YOU OF THE SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE
SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED FOR USE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
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SOFTWARE'S CREATOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY
KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE SOFTWARE'S CREATOR IS NOT OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE
ANY UPDATES OR UPGRADES TO THE SOFTWARE. ANY INCLUDED
SOURCE CODE MAY BE MODIFIED AND DISTRIBUTED FOR NON-PROFIT
USE ONLY.






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