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How to save a reg file (registry key)?

This is another guide for beginners who don’t know how to save a reg file. Since you will find quite a lot of registry keys with manual installation instructions on the site, this is knowledge that you will need.

How to save registry files

1. Step Copy the registry key “text”, e.g. via CTRL + C

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]

2. Step Open a notepad instance and insert it via CTRL + V
3. Step Click on File, then on Save as
4. Step Select All files from the dropdown
Save reg file
5. Step Enter a name for your registry file and enter the extension .reg (for registry)
6. Step Done. You have successfully saved a registry file. You can now add the key to the registry with a simple double-click on the reg file.

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Published: Saturday, October 16th, 2010 Last Modified: October 16, 2010

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