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Michael Higham

2 years ago

Ways to Export Certain Registry Keys to the .REG File

WARNING: Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE) is a very powerful tool that lets you directly modify the registry. However, incorrectly using Registry Editor can cause serious, system-wide problems including a hard disk corruption, general instability, or the inability to use your computer. It may be necessary for you to reinstall your operating system to correct these problems. Microsoft does not support modifying the registry. Use this tool at your own risk. You can export certain registry keys to the .REG file. The .REG file can be opened for editing by right-clicking it and clicking Edit. Method 1: Registry Editor ---------------------------- 1. Press WINDOWS LOGO + R. 2. Type "regedit" (without the quotation marks) and press ENTER. 3. Navigate to the following keys. For example, you could navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Fax. 4. On the File menu, click Export. 5. Type the name and click Save. 6. Close Registry Editor. Method 2: The REG Command ---------------------------------- 1. Press WINDOWS LOGO + R. 2. Type "cmd" (without the quotation marks) and press ENTER. 3. Type "reg export key1\key2 [drive:][path]filename.reg" (without the quotation marks) and press ENTER. For example, you could type "reg export hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\dwm c:\data\dwm.reg" (without the quotation marks) and press ENTER.

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