I am running Vista SP1 64-bit Business with RegVac V5.01.22. I can backup my registry and it places the backup in C:\Windows\System32\RegVac properly. However, when I select the "Clean up Backup" option, RegVac responds with "No RegVac Registry Backups Found".
The backups are definitely located in C:\Windows\System32\RegVac.
I have tried RegVac "Run as Administrator", but the problem still exists. I am running via the Expert Zone in RegVac
Posted: December 24th, 2008, 11:50am
I tried RegVac in Vista and did not have a problem. When you click on the Clean up Backups button, RegVac looks to see if the C:\Windows\System32\RegVac directory exists. You get that error because it is not finding that directory. Maybe you have the security settings for that folder so that it does not appear. I don't know. Or there could be some other reason that it cannot see the directory on your computer.
I agree. It should be able to find the folder. But if you get that error, it is not. On the computers that I have tested it on, it finds the folder. It is only on your computer that it is not. I don't know why that is. I have looked at the code of WinRescue and the only thing that WinRescue does is it uses the Windows "Find Directory" procedure to find the C:\Windows\System32\RegVac folder and it is returning false.
When you mentioned the SysWOW64 folder, I realized what the problem was (thanks for figuring that part out). x64 keeps its drivers in two locations: one for 32 bit and one for 64bit. That part of RegVac was just looking in one of those locations. Other parts of RegVac look in both locations, I just had missed that for the Clean button. Now it is fixed.