I present my second Windows Mobile app:
SettingsExporter – I think the name is self-explaining. I tried to develop an easy to use application able to backup the vital system/user/programs settings and parameters to a .reg file, which enables the user to quickly restore the settings after a flash or HR.
Yes, we already have the fantastic fdcTaskManager from dotFred but this one exports either single registry key (with all the values and subkeys) or whole registry. My tool is able to store:
- single registry value
- several registry values in one key
- all the values of a key but without subkeys
- values which names start with a certain string
- values which names end with a certain string
- values containing certain string
- whole key with all subkeys/values
The last point is realized with a help of already mentioned fdcTaskManager under permission from dotFred (thank you Man!).
- supports AppToDate
- requires NetCF 3.5 to be installed in your ROM.
- the app is partially dependent on the TaskManager from DotFred. A file called dotTaskMgr.exe should always be placed in program folder. Of course it is included in the download files.
- the program can run from any folder on both device memory or Storage Card. You don't even have to install it (that's why I included also a zip archive with all the files), you can just run it from the actual location. However the installation cab includes also program shortcuts (they appear in Start Menu) and files neccessary for AppToDate.
- REMARK: Because of .NetCF limitations the program cannot parse some of the value kinds, like REG_MUI or REG_QWORD however these types are used in so deep system settings that I wouldn’t even try to touch, so from this point of view they are not necessary for normal user customization purposes.
REMEMBER: never play with registry unless you know what you are doing. Always make backup of your data before you start to edit any registry values.
I spent many nights on testing this app and on choosing the settings worth exporting so everything should work fine (I made at least 10 flashes in the mean time and didn’t discover anything suspisious). However I cannot be held responsible for any damages to your ROM/device.
Below you can find my screenshots and download.
In following posts you can find also:
- Program description - post #2
- INI file syntax and notes - post #3
- Description of default .ini files - post #4