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    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings

    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings

    How to Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Backup & Restore
    24 Feb 2020
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    How to Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings in Windows 10


    If you make customizations to your Task Manager settings, i.e. add columns, change sort order, set per tab options, and many others, a New Build update or a clean install will reset all values to the default values. An Explorer crash may also reset these values. It can be time consuming and tedious to setup all your settings again, particularly in the Details display.

    This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore your Task Manager settings for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Backup (export) your Task Manager Settings
    • Option Two: To Restore (import) your Task Manager Settings






    OPTION ONE

    To Backup (export) your Task Manager Settings


    Step One:
    Open a Run dialog box with WIN key+R. Type regedit and click OK.

    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings-2015-06-13_13h02_48.png


    Step Two:

    Navigate to this registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TaskManager

    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings-2015-06-13_12h19_09.png

    Step Three:

    Right click "TaskManager", and click "Export".

    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings-2015-06-13_12h29_36.png

    Step Four:

    Choose a location and name for your saved entries. Note the branch is defaulted to the current key, "TaskManager". Leave as is. Press "Save" to save your file.

    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings-2015-06-13_12h34_51.png

    Move or copy your saved registry entries to an external drive/folder/thumb drive for safe keeping.







    OPTION TWO

    To Restore (import) your Task Manager Settings


    Step One:

    Right-click the .reg file (your saved file from Step Four above), and click "Merge".

    (Note: This step can be done from the media you saved the .reg file on. It does not have to be copied to the OS drive first)

    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings-2015-06-13_12h46_06.png

    Step Two:

    At the next 2 prompts, click YES and OK.
    Backup and Restore Task Manager Settings-2015-06-13_12h49_45.pngBackup and Restore Task Manager Settings-2015-06-13_12h50_09.png



    All your saved Task Manager settings will now be available in the new build/clean install.

    Note   Note
    You do not need to log off/on or restart your computer for these changes to take affect.



    That's all!



  1. Chuck38's Avatar
    Posts : 17,133
    Windows 10
       #1

    Looks good, tomcat.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,800
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #2

    If I remember correctly(and it isn't actually a "false memory");

    When I tried Windows 10 Threshhold, on my laptop last October, before I bought my Windows 8.1 desktop, I really played around with it syncing everything, even though I was coming from Windows 7 and I didn't understand completely why. I know I set a custom view to Task Manager too.

    When I bought my desktop and let 8.1 install, then went on line, everything sync'd and not only gave me the desktop from 10 but I believe even this was even sync'd. I thought then this OS syncing is one of the best OS innovations EVER.

    Good tut tomcat
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, Guys!
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  4. gogreen's Avatar
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       #4

    Terrific resource! Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks.
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  5. vanowm's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #5

    The settings don't work after major updates or reinstalling Windows.
    Last edited by vanowm; 03 Jan 2018 at 17:06.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 8,314
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H1 Build 19043.1052
       #6

    Very handy. Thanks.

    I had previously relied on written notes about setting up Task manager but now I can just use the .reg file [closing Task manager before doing so or the open one will overwrite the changes made].

    I have tested it across computers as well. The .reg file made on the master computer successfully set up the Task manager on the secondary computers.

    Denis
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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       #7

    Try3 said:
    Very handy. Thanks.

    I had previously relied on written notes about setting up Task manager but now I can just use the .reg file [closing Task manager before doing so or the open one will overwrite the changes made].

    I have tested it across computers as well. The .reg file made on the master computer successfully set up the Task manager on the secondary computers.

    Denis
    You're welcome, Denis.
      My Computers


 

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