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Windows 7: Need help extracting registry keys from a .reg file

20 Sep 2015   #1
cp769

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Need help extracting registry keys from a .reg file

Hi,

I recently restored my notebook back to factory default. I backed up most of everything manually
including the registry which I basically just exported as a .reg file. I don't want to restore the registry,
just keys to certain programs I want to restore.

I've read that one method is to create a temporary hive in the registry, but this seems extremely
dangerous as my pc suffers from BSODs from time to time. If this were to happen before I could
remove the hive, I have no doubt my pc would be destroyed.

If anyone knows a safer method I would greatly appreciate your input.


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20 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You should solve the BSOD issue before putting more time/effort into setting up this computer.

A ".REG" file is just text. Open it in notepad and search for what you want.
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20 Sep 2015   #3
cp769

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've been trying to fix the BSOD problem for several years. I have limited internet access and few resources so it's
going very slow. By restoring back to default I think I have eliminated my software or viruses as possible causes.

I opened the .reg file in Notepad++, copied the key I wanted, and pasted it in a new .reg file.
The registry would not accept it because it was not binary.

Thanks for responding
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20 Sep 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You need to keep this...
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
...at the top of the text file.
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20 Sep 2015   #5
cp769

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I received an 'error accessing registry'.

I took a snap shot of the error and the .reg file.
the reg file is included too.
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20 Sep 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try the attached reg file.

You probably don't have the same user SID.
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20 Sep 2015   #7
cp769

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I got the same error
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20 Sep 2015   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It is slowly coming back to me. I ran into this problem several years back. I ended up manually entering in the info via regedit. Let's see if other forum members know of a better way to handle this.
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20 Sep 2015   #9
cp769

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for helping.
I'll save doing it manually as a last resort (I'm bound to screw it up).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2015   #10
cp769

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Use [HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\...] hive instead of [HKEY_USERS\...]

Solved by UsernameIssues & GoKay
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