Registry Export Not Inserting Into Registry

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    My exported registry entries, when double clicked simply
    open in a text editor window instead of trying to insert into the registry.
    I have other .reg files that I downloaded to fix certain things and they
    seem to work fine.
    Am I doing something wrong?

    James
     
    JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008
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    Terry R. Guest

    The date and time was 9/12/2008 4:30 PM, and on a whim, JamesJ pounded
    out on the keyboard:
    Hi James,

    If you right click on the file, do you get the Merge option? If not,
    set Explorer to show your file extensions. It sounds like the files you
    saved might have a .txt extension even though you saved it as a .reg, so
    the files may be named like regfix.reg.txt.

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    Terry R., Sep 13, 2008
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  3. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    I do get the Merge option.
    All files have only a .reg suffex.

    James
     
    JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008
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    Terry R. Guest

    The date and time was 9/12/2008 5:12 PM, and on a whim, JamesJ pounded
    out on the keyboard:
    Are you saying "some" will open notepad and "some" will merge? Or do
    all of them open in notepad now? If the later, the default action must
    have been changed to Edit rather than Merge. Look up REG in File Types
    and see.

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  5. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    It seems the ones I exported open in Notepad. The ones I
    downloaded when double clicking I get the Open File
    security warning dialog box.
    Question: Does Merge imply that the the data will be inserted into the
    Registry?

    James
     
    JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008
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  6. No implying about it, it WILL.
     
    Paul Montgomery, Sep 13, 2008
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  7. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Got itt now. Just aren't sure why it doesn't merge when I double click.

    James
     
    JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Open it notepad, is the first line:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    It needs to be. Also, if you are trying to write to protected keys, you will
    need to elevate first in order to have sufficient permission to make
    changes.
     
    Rick Rogers, Sep 13, 2008
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  9. James,

    Press and hold the SHIFT key, right-click one of the exported file, and
    click "Copy as Path". The complete path/file name is copied to the
    Clipboard. Paste the contents in your reply.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP, Sep 13, 2008
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  10. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    "C:\DataFiles\Registry Entries\InstallerEntries.reg"

     
    JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008
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  11. Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP, Sep 13, 2008
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  12. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008
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  13. Open Regedit.exe, from the File menu, choose Import and select the REG
    association fix.

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    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
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    Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP, Sep 13, 2008
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  14. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    That seems to have done the trick! Now
    when I double click a reg file Vista gives me
    that warning about adding to the registry.
    I never thought to try to import it.

    Thanks,
    James

     
    JamesJ, Sep 13, 2008
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  15. You're welcome James.

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    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
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    Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP, Sep 14, 2008
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