Where in the registry is Comodo Backup history list of backups stored?

Hey All, I’ve been looking for registry entries or file(s) where the Comodo Backup stores all the previously run backups. I have Windows 7 and have searched under all ProgramData, under AppData for all the users, making sure hidden folders/system folders are visible. Can’t find anything other than in Task Scheduler where it shows the last run time…but it doesn’t have a history list. The “History” tab in task scheduler for the Backup task reads “Disabled”, along with all the other tasks I have in there.

Reason I’m asking is because I’m looking to build a little tool that will check version# and backup history so I can dump the results into a database or excel or something of that nature.

Any ideas where the history info is stored?

Update: I did notice some things in the Event Viewer under Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational, especially once I enabled “Enable all Tasks History” in Task Scheduler. But, Comodo already knew all of its backup history before I enabled that item, so this leads me to think it’s stored somewhere else.

LOL - good question - I’ve never stopped to find that out.

I’ll see if I can dig it up tonight (my time) and post back here.

Ewen :slight_smile:

Hey Ewen, any update on this?

Sorry - life happened. :wink: I’ll get onto it tonight (I’m just about to leave for work). I’ll post back here in in about 10 hours.

Sorry for the delay.

Ewen :slight_smile:

I’ve done a search based on file content and time of modification and I can’t find it. I’ve PM’d a dev on this.

Ewen :slight_smile:

Got a reply back from the devs - it’s stored in the registry, but stored in binary form and not plain text.


The history events are stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ComodoGroup\ComodoBackup\History
All events are separate values.
It is not recommended to edit them because they are stored in binary format.


Hope this helps,
Ewen :slight_smile:

Hey Ewen,

Can the devs tell you what type of encoding this is? I found a similar post online:


The binary reg values should not be edited.
They are designed to be used internally by the application.
Editing them might cause unpredictable behavior.



I am not looking to edit at all. I am only looking to read the values so I can dump into a spreadsheet. Any insight on the type of binary it is would be greatly appreciated.

I can’t help you because this information is not public.