- Hi Ray, I pretty much agree with Red Leader about the purpose of the Microsoft Shared folders. I didn t get an exact count of space but in my guesstimate IMessage 1 of 4 , Oct 20, 2000View SourceHi Ray,
I pretty much agree with Red Leader about the purpose of the
Microsoft Shared folders. I didn't get an exact count of space
but in my guesstimate I too have far more than 20mb in files
Red Leader wrote:
> Ray Shapp wrote:
> > What is the purpose of the "C:\ProgramFiles\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\"
> > folder? In my case, it contains 68 folders using 75 MB of storage.
> It contains applications and DLLs that more than one program may use. MS
> Office for example, puts programs in this directory that several Office
> apps and even programs outside of Office can use. The filters for
> converting file types for example. I don't know what on your system is
> putting so many things into it, mine only takes up 20 MB or so.
> Emmett Hawkins
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- Hi Harvey, ... You can also run Scanregw , (MS KB article Q256419) using Windows Run dialogue box, or from NTP, H= Backup Registry ^!Shell Scanregw to createMessage 2 of 4 , Oct 23, 2000View SourceHi Harvey,
On October 20, 2000 6:15 PM you wrote:
>Yes, I know about SCANREG but I still prefer the -hands on,
>manually operated ERU. If I read the information correctly
>Scanreg only creates a backup upon booting. Eru will create a
>backup anytime I choose.
You can also run "Scanregw", (MS KB article Q256419) using Windows Run
dialogue box, or from NTP, H="Backup Registry" ^!Shell Scanregw to create a
backup anytime. Following are additional MS KB articles on this topic:
>For instance, if I am weeding the trash out of my Registry or
>installing a couple of pieces of software I can create backups in
>incremental steps so when something goes wrong I don't have to
>reboot with a copy of the registry created before any changes
I launched Scanregw and receive prompt to make a manual backup so it appears
that you can use ERU or Scanregw for manual backups and I think in either
case to restore the registry it would be necessary to reboot to DOS, but
what do I know having only restored registry once using the ERU utility and
that was quite some time ago.