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Instant GBAK & RESTORE on Win2K
from Markus Ostenried

This .REG file is for Win2k but can simply be adjusted for WinNT, 98, etc. What it does is it creates a new entry in the Windows Explorer's context menu for *.gdb and *.gbk files:

'Backup' or 'Restore'

Since you have to include the username and password in the .REG file it is mainly for development machines.

gbak.exe needs to be in the windows path or the complete path to gbak has to be put into the .REG file.

  • Download file IB_Shell_Backup_Restore_Win2k.reg
  • Double-click on the file to install in the Win2K Registry.
  • double click on "test.gdb" and you get a "backup.gbk"
  • double click on "backup.gbk" and you get a "restored.gdb"
EDITOR'S NOTE: I didn't succeed in editing this to have RegEdit accept it in NT4 SP 5. It seems it was more than just changing the header entry from "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" to "REGEDIT4". If anyone succeeds in getting an installable .reg file for NT4, please let me know and I will update this page.

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