Freshly reinstalling Windows you lose a lot of settings. Even if you have backup finding out and restoring these settings is tedious. Is there a software that backs up and restores these automatically?

  • Hosts file

  • Environment Variables

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
  • Run dialog box history

  • CMD.exe font/layout options, etc.

  • Quick Access Toolbar

  • Quick Access Folder items

  • Folders views (list, details, etc.) for different folder types (General items, documents, etc.)

  • VPN settings

  • Power Plan settings

  • What version of Windows? Does Windows Easy Transfer copy too much information over? Sep 1, 2016 at 2:27
  • @PaulNijjar Windows 10. It seems Windows Easy Transfer is discontinued, there's a third party tool now called Laplink PCmover Express provided by MS, but it's a "transfer" tool and requires 2 PCs to be connected simultaneously which doesn't work for me as I was only reinstalling windows on my single PC. I prefer a backup/restore solution. Also it doesn't let me choose, or even show me what settings it's going to transfer. Sep 1, 2016 at 5:50


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