What I'm looking for is software that can create backups of installed software just by right clicking a desktop shortcut and selecting 'create backup' or something like that, then the program would make a note of the install directory the shortcut is referring to, then it'll scan the HD for data files relating to that program, then a scan of the registry for any entries relating to the program, and make a note of all that,,,, then it'll make an executable EXE file of everything for that program. This is an example of one such program that does that but instead of backup up, it uninstalls. Everyone has heard of Revo Uninstaller right? Say for example we want to uninstall a program called 'No good', we run Revo Uninstaller,, look for 'No Good', then double click it to uninstall it,,, but first Revo executes the uninstaller provided with 'No Good', then once the program has been uninstalled, Revo then scans the registry and the HD for any leftover files, and presents them to be manually deleted if required. What I'm looking for is just what Revo does, but instead of uninstalling, it first shows a list of installed software, the same as Revo does, but double clicking an icon would start the backing up of that program, by first scanning the installed location, then the HD for any data files relating to that program, then a scan of the registry for any entries relating to that program, and then when all info is gathered, an EXE file is created which in a way is an installer that can re-install that program with out actually running the official installer that originally came with the program(s). Then by executing the EXE, all files and data files as well as registry entries would be returned to their original locations, as if nothing had been gone in the first place. "Why not just run the actual installer?" I hear you ask, well, what if I can't get the original software anymore? I remember using something like that back in win98 days, but I'm darned if I can remember what it was called.