How To Backup Shared Folders List On A Computer

by [Published on 24 Nov. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 Oct. 2009]

This article explains how you can save the Shared Folders list on a computer.

It is necessary to save the Shared Folders list on a file server before you migrate or re-install the Operating System. The Shared Folders list is stored at the following location in the registry:


The above registry entry includes the list of all shared folders on a computer running Windows Operating System. You can save the list in a REG file. Right Click on Shares sub-key and save it as .REG file. This is required when you are migrating a file server or re-installing the Operating Systems.


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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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