Today, we will consider a situation in which the RegBack folder in Windows 10 has recently almost ceased to perform its main function - to keep automatically saved copies of the registry. It would seem a trifle, but as the practice of using the “dozens” has shown, from the very first days of this innovation, a huge number of users began to experience problems that ultimately led to almost a user rebellion on Microsoft forums. In turn, the OS developers suggested using the so-called “Recovery Point”, which, in their opinion, is a more practical means of recovering system files. That's just for now, not all PC users are willing to put up with a similar situation, and therefore, we are ready to offer them a way to find out what needs to be done if the RegBack folder is still needed with the same set of functional options that were available. in OS earlier.
How to enable the RegBack folder in Windows 10 to save registry backups?
Call the “Run” window (called by simultaneously clicking on “Win + R”) → enter “regedit” into the empty search area → click the “OK” button or press the “Enter” key.
The “Registry Editor” window allows you to navigate to the following path: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Configuration Manager” → hover the mouse over the empty area of the right part of the "Editor" window and use the right-click to open the shortcut menu → select “Create” → then, select “Parameter DWORD (32 bits)” → the name of the created parameter should be the following - “EnablePeriodicBackup”.
Please note that it does not matter what OS you have installed (x64 or x32), in any case, you need to do everything as described above.
The correctness of the settings made will be noticeable almost instantly, but only under the condition that you have not disabled the creation of backup copies of the registry. As soon as your PC remains turned on and you do not use it for a while, then the system will start creating backup copies of the registry in the following way: "C: \ Windows \ System32 \ config \ RegBack".
Also, I would like to note that the creation of backup copies of the registry proceeds according to the following “task” - “RegIdleBackup”, which is located in the section: “Microsoft \ Windows \ Registry” in the Windows 10 Task Scheduler Library known to many users.
It is also noteworthy that the task itself is present with the OS, regardless of what actions you took to configure the OS, but now the task becomes active only after the user enters the “EnablePeriodicBackup” parameter in the registry.
Thus, it is safe to say that the RegBack folder in Windows 10 still continues to fully function and, as a result, enables all users without exceptions to use the familiar features of the operating system for a long time.