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Regedit Favorites

Posted on December 16th, 2008

During an average day I spend a great deal of time in the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and have done for the last 10 years or so and today I discovered a new fetaure I was completly unaware of.

The ability to add favorites to regedit

How to add a favorite:

  • Browse to the relevant key
  • Click Favorites Menu | Add to favorites

  • Enter the name (i.e. HKLM – Run Key

  • Now, wherever you are in the registry, select the favorites menu and your favorite to jump straight to that location

How simple is that!

The favorites are saved to the following location

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\Favorites

As I move around different environments, with different profiles, I can create a quick reg file of the favorites I wan’t so on a new environment I can run the reg file before loading regedit to pre-populate these favorites.

Simple huh!

From the archives of – “well, I never knew that”

  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • FriendFeed
  • Google Buzz
  • LinkedIn
  • Live
  • MySpace
  • Reddit
  • RSS

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2 Responses to “Regedit Favorites”

  1. RP Says:
    December 16th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks to Rob for this one!

  2. Chris Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 2:44 am

    So you’ve used the registry editor “a great deal of time” every day for TEN YEARS, and you failed to notice the word “Favorites” in the menu bar?

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