Windows 10: Registry Backup File Size Is Growing

Discus and support Registry Backup File Size Is Growing in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I've backed up my registry twice recently, and I noticed a huge difference in the size of the backup file. Two days ago, the backup I created was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by gregyurkon, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Registry Backup File Size Is Growing


    I've backed up my registry twice recently, and I noticed a huge difference in the size of the backup file. Two days ago, the backup I created was 18,066 KB. The one I created this morning is 247,691 KB. Should I be concerned about this, and, if so, what can I do about it?

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    gregyurkon, Nov 9, 2015
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  2. Stew1957 Win User

    Backup completed successfully but some files were skipped error 0x8100002F (see attached PNG screenshot)

    I ended up telling Backup to only make an up-to-date image file every day. Really frustrating that it is so difficult to make something not give you error messages on something that is not in fact an error at all.

    What I found alarming also was when I was backing up files as well as an Image file how the backup size was growing day by day, even though I had set a size limit on the backup, it exceed the size limit I set.

    I find it frustrating when I have to install a additional program to do something that is actually already on my computer but does not do things in the manner you would like it to.

    I am now using "Copy To Syncroniser" to do the backups of my files. Maybe Microsoft should consider some of the features in this free program to make backup work better.

    Thanks from Stew.
     
    Stew1957, Nov 9, 2015
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  3. PC Suite 7.1.40.1 does not backup my phone

    Hello,



    After installing the Nokia PC Suite 7.1.40.1, the backup process does not work.



    The backup process goes over the entire process of scanning my Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Messages, etc. and at the end of it I get the message:



    The phone did not contain any content to be backed up.

    The backup file is not saved.



    I can see the backup file (2009-11-25 Nokia E90.nbu) growing in size but when the backup process finishes, the file gets deleted. I have tried twice with the same result.



    My phone is a E90, My computer is a Win XP SP3



    Thanks

    Roberto
     
    marionette_66, Nov 9, 2015
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  4. lx07 Win User

    Registry Backup File Size Is Growing

    Are you sure you backed up the whole thing the first time? If I export the whole registry from regedit (from a fairly recent clean install) it is 200MB (C:\Windows\System32\config is 175MB).

    Your second backup looks about right - the first very small...
     
  5. Thanks for the information. I must have found a way to screw up a simple thing like backing up the registry.*Smile
     
    gregyurkon, Nov 11, 2015
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  6. lx07 Win User
    If you had one of the hives (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT etc) highlighted instead of "Computer" it would only back up that part...
     
    lx07, Apr 5, 2018
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