Backup of Workspace

I just reinstalled my Windows 8.1 again and it's annoying having to reset up all my settings and Workspace layout. I have my Favorites synced to my Dropbox which is fine, but I want to know how I can easily backup all my program settings and workspaces. 
There used to be a backup tool for this, and surely the registry is not the only way as that changes from each version of Windows.
Hoping for a positive answer.