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Is there a way to backup a program and restore it after Windows reinstallation?

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November 25, 2016 4:33:20 PM

Hello everyone.

I have this open source media center program and it takes a lot of bandwidth, time and effort to arrange media collection. I upgraded from Win8.1 to Win10 so not to mess with it but windows has lots of issues and a clean installation is needed.

Is there a way to backup the program and then restore it after the clean install so that the program doesn't feel that there was a reinstallation?

There is a method that involves a plugin in the program which basically backing up the settings and transferring data folders, and reinstalling the program then data and setting, but it doesn't really work.

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November 25, 2016 4:40:11 PM

Not really, no.
It (whatever this application is) needs to be installed from its original install media.

Maybe you can find and save the settings, but the actual application probably needs to be reinstalled.
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November 26, 2016 12:47:05 AM

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December 20, 2016 7:43:17 PM

maybe you can backup folders to a hard disk. Then restore it.
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December 21, 2016 7:06:01 AM

lostinfilms said:
maybe you can backup folders to a hard disk. Then restore it.

only if they are portable and not required to install to work.
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