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WinRescue makes snapshots of Windows. If you install a program that messes up Windows, just use the Crash Fixer to restore Windows to the way it was before.
WinRescue has five ways to restore:
Removes the mush and rebuilds the Registry decreasing the size of the Registry and allowing Windows98 to run more effieciently. RegPack has been expanded to work when Quick RegPack doesn't. Expanded RegPack detects errors and acts to correct the problems, and supports multiple users.
Troubleshooters can help you track down problems in Windows. The following troubleshooters can be run from the Help tab of WinRescue.
Now is the time to start backing up your data. You never know when something will happen that could wipe everything out. Be ready with WinRescue. WinRescue can be set up to run automatically. It can run minimized so that you can go on with your business.
It is a good idea to back up to another drive. WinRescue will back up to harddrive, diskette, CD, DVD, DDCD, Zip Drive, Network Drive, and any device that can be copied to in Windows Explorer.
Wizards provide step-by-step instructions through the backup and restore process.
The Extractor in WinRescue will open zip files and extract files from them.
Run Backup before installing an application (especially if you are only trying it out). Then if it messes up your computer or you uninstall it soon afterwards, run WinRescue's Crash Fixer to return your operating system back to the way it was before the application was installed (this will remove the hidden entries that applications often leave in the registry).
With the Backup Properties set on No Compression and Replace, WinRescue will transfer selected folders and files from one computer to another computer on a network (this works good to keep your laptop in sync with your desktop and vice versa).
Use WinRescue's default or create up to four different setups (configs) that decide what happens during Backup. For example, one config could back up the registry to the hard drive, a second config could back up recently changed files to the Zip drive, and a third config could backup other files to a network drive.
Selecting files to back up is as easy as clicking a checkbox from the Explorer-type list. Wildcards can be used to specify types of files to back up, such as, *.txt for all text files.
Creates a special bootup diskette for when you cannot get Windows 95 to start in Safe Mode. Just insert the WinRescue bootup diskette and restart the computer. The boot disk has tools that can restore CMOS, restore the Boot Sector of the main hard drive, scan and fix the hard drives, and restore the Registry.
Decide where a Backup Set will be placed. Back up to hard drive, diskette, Zip Drive, Network Drive, CD, DDCD, or DVD.
WinRescue keeps track of how many backups it has made and automatically deletes excess backups. Choose to allow 1 to 10,000 backups.
If you don't know which files to back up, use WinRescue's default selections. The following items are available by default.
At specified intervals (daily, weekly, bimonthly, monthly, or never) WinRescue 98 will automatically perform the following operations:
Run any of the above functions at certain times using the Task Scheduler (it comes with Win98).
The Backup Manager tells where Backup Sets are located and easily deletes, renames, and adds them.
If you choose, after a backup is made WinRescue will go back and checks the integrity of the backup to make sure that it is good.
WinRescue 98 comes with a new DOS version, just in case you cannot get into Windows. The DOS version will restore Windows outside of Windows from the temporary Win98 backups, the spare registry, WinRescue backups, or the original registry.
Backup to and Restore from Many Diskettes.
Choose the Compression Ratio of Backups. Choose from:
The Extractor opens WinRescue backup files, displays the enclosed files, and allows the user to choose which files to restore. Restore to original location, temporary directory, or to specified location.
Backup Sets that are compressed are PKZip compatible. So if you don't want to use WinRescue 98 to restore, you can use WinZip or pkunzip.exe in DOS.
Tips appear when the cursor is over certain buttons. Help buttons provide immediate access to more detailed help. Two tutorials are also included.