How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

 
I always like to customize my taskbar which definitely has some custom toolbars for my easy and quick access to the items. But at times when I reinstall Windows 8 I face a major problem of setting my new taskbar again and again. I know you all must be facing the same problem when you reinstall Windows 8. I got a quick solution to this major problem of all. You can create a backup of your toolbars displayed on your taskbar and restore them again after reinstalling the Windows. In this article I will show you how to create backup of taskbar toolbars and then how to restore it after installing Windows 8.

 

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How to Backup Windows 8 Taskbar Toolbars

  • Press Windows +R keys jointly on the keyboard.
  • A Run dialog box will appear on the screen.
  • Type regedit on the text field.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • Click Ok to go ahead.
  • User Account Control window will pop looking for your confirmation.
  • Click Yes.
  • A Registry Editor window is now open.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • Follow this registry path

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\Streams\Desktop

  • Right click on the Desktop folder and select Export.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • Provide a desired name to your exported file and save it in the folder of your choice.
  • Your taskbar toolbars will be exported to the *.reg file.

This is the way you would create backup of Windows 8 taskbar toolbars.

How to Restore Taskbar Toolbars on Windows 8

  • Open Registry Editor. (Follow the above steps to open Registry Editor)
  • Minimize the Registry Editor for further use.
  • Now right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.
  • A Task Manager Window appears on the screen.
  • Select Details tab.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • Then select explorer.exe
  • Click End Task.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • After you end explorer.exe all file browser windows as well as the taskbar will be closed.
  • Now go to the Registry Editor window.
  • Click File, and then click Import from the menu list.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • Scan your *.reg file and import it by opening it.
  • Again go to your Task Manager window.
  • Click File.
  • Then select Run New Task.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • Create New Task window will appear.
  • Enter explorer in the field provided.

How to Backup Toolbar in Windows 8 Taskbar and Restore

  • Click Ok.
  • The Explorer shell would be active and your toolbars  of Windows 8 Taskbar will be restored.

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