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Old 02-16-2005, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question for any that can help.
I have a program loaded onto a computer,
but i lost the disk is there anyway that I
can retrieve the information so that I can
save it on to a cd. and then reload it again
later on?

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Old 02-16-2005, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean you want to load the entire program again by saving the program files onto a CD-R or something? This will most likely not work for many reasons. The program is linked to all kinds of different places in the registry so simply copying "C:\program files\myprogram" onto a disk and copying it back onto another computer will not work.

If you want to move "data files" related specfically to that program you can do that assuming you have that program installed somewhere else or find the disk. I.E. you no longer have outlook, but want to save your personal folder data...
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It depends. Some programs, I have found, such as a few games, will work if you just transfer the program folder over.
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you could just go to the registry and make a backup of the keys the program uses and then copy those on the disk aswell. Then when copied onto the new system you can run the registry files and the values will be added to your registry. This should work i think.
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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could you elaborate more, please, i am a newbie

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Whats the program?
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