Registry Recovery Toolbox Manual

Registry Recovery Toolbox (download) is a tool developed for recovering the system registry of the Windows operating system. The program is extremely easy to learn and use. The interface of the program is as clear, simple and intuitive as it can possibly be.

Registry Recovery Toolbox has two recovery modes: automatic and advanced (manual). The automatic mode is a quick way to recover data from corrupted registry files. The advanced mode provides access to a lot of information about objects recovered from the corrupted file. You can select the necessary recovery mode in the first step of the wizard with a click of the corresponding button in the center of the window.

Registry Recovery Toolbox fails to recover the data, you can use the Send source file command available from the main menu of the program. Your registry file will be attached to a new e-mail message (created in the default mail client) and sent to the developers of the program. After employees from the technical support department receive it, they will try to recover your data manually and also use this opportunity to improve the recovery algorithms used in the program. They will contact you later and let you know the recovery results.

The program does not recover data files from the registry of the running operating system. In the automatic mode, Registry Recovery Toolbox will scan the user-defined local drives and search them for registry files. Then you will be able to select located files from the list. Use the advanced mode for manual file selection in order to recover data from separate corrupted registry files. Alternatively, you can connect a device (hard drive, USB drive, optical, network or virtual drive) with the corrupted registry file(s) to your computer and use the automatic mode to scan it.

The time it takes the wizard to complete each step directly depends on the size of the file (the number of entries in it) and the performance of your computer. Analysis and recovery may take up to several minutes, especially on slow computer systems. Below you can see detailed instructions for both modes.

Automatic mode

Step 1. - Selecting the corrupted file

To recover data in the automatic mode, click the Automatic mode button on the first page of the wizard. Registry Recovery Toolbox will create a drop-down list of drives available on your computer. By default, you will see the system drive and the list of paths to the folders containing registry files. It is impossible to recover data from the registry files of the running operating system in the automatic mode. However, if you connect any drive with registry files in the system folder to you computer, the automatic mode will allow you to quickly find and recover these files.

After you select files for recovery, you can click the Next button to move on to the second step. The program will ask you for confirmation and if you answer yes, it will open the next window of the recovery wizard.

Step 2. - Analyzing the file and recovering data

This step in the wizard is completely automatic. Registry Recovery Toolbox will automatically back up the source registry files and save them under the names formed according to the following template: [file_name]_backup_YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS. For example, if the name of your registry file is system and the backup copy was made on April 9, 2010 at 11:22:34, the name of the backup copy will be system_backup_20100409_112234. After that the program will analyze the structure of the registry file, scan all detected entries and values and save them to a new file named system. The duration of this process depends on the performance of your computer. It is the final step in the recovery process in the automatic mode. You can click Exit to exit the program or you can use the Back button to get back to the file selection step.

Advanced (manual) mode

Step 1. - Selecting the corrupted file

You should select the corrupted source file on the first page of the wizard in the advanced mode. You can use one of the following ways to achieve this:

  1. enter the name of the file and its path into the input field located in the center of the program;
  2. use the standard dialog box opened with a click on the icon to the right from the input field;
  3. select one of the previously used files from the drop-down list opened with a click on the button marked with a triangle in the right part of the input field.

After you select the file, you can click the Next button to proceed to the next step.

Step 2. - Viewing and saving the recovered data

In the second step of the recovery process, Registry Recovery Toolbox will first analyze the contents of the file and then show the data in the form of a tree. You can view the contents of the tree and also use the Show service information option to get access to the low-level key attributes - they will be displayed in the lower-right part of the window.

After you look through the recovery results, you can start saving the data. Use the Save button to open the standard Save dialog box and to specify the name and path to the output file.

The process of recovering one file is now over. If you want to recover data from another file, use the Back button to return to the first step of the wizard.