How to Export Windows Registry without Using Third-Party Software

July 10th, 2013 by Admin Leave a reply »

Windows Registry stores all the information, options and settings about the operating system. It is possible to open the registry and edit the registry settings through the built-in Registry Editor. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to export Windows Registry to a .reg file.

How to Export Windows Registry without Using Third-Party Software?

  1. Press Windows + R key combination to bring up the Run box.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter.

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  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the registry key that you want to export. For example, If you want to export the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE branch, right-click on the SOFTWARE node, then select Export.

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  4. In the Export Registry File dialog box, choose a location to save your .reg file.

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  5. That’s it. You have successfully exported your Windows registry.