Editing Registry Keys

This page describes how to perform common editing operations on registry keys.

Creating new registry keys

You can create new keys by selecting the key under which you want to create a new key and then select New key from the Edit menu. Alternatively, you can select the parent key under which you want to create a subkey in the registry tree choose Create subkey from the popup menu that will appear when you right click on it. The button on the toolbar can also be used for this purpose.

You can create a volatile registry key by selecting Create volatile key from the Edit menu. A volatile key is a temporary registry key which takes up no disk space and will automatically get deleted the next time you reboot your system.


Copying registry keys

You can quickly copy a registry key including all its subkeys and values to another key by using drag and drop. Simply drag a registry key onto another key to perform a copy operation. Note that the option to allow this must be enabled in the Advanced Options Dialog.
Another way to copy registry keys is to use the clipboard. Just select Copy from the main menu and Paste it as a subkey of another registry key.
Note that security and class information is not copied on Windows XP/2000/NT.


Moving registry keys

You can move registry keys by using the clipboard.  Just select Cut from the main menu when the registry key to be moved is selected. Select Paste to move it as a subkey of another registry key.
Note that security and class information is not moved on Windows XP/2000/NT.


Deleting registry keys

To delete a registry key or value, select the key you want to delete and select Delete from the main menu or from the popup menu that appears when you right click on the key.
Note that when deleting keys, all subkeys and values under the key will also be deleted.


Renaming registry keys

Select the item you want to be renamed and choose Rename from the Edit menu or the popup menu. You will be prompted for a new name.


Properties for registry keys

Registrar Registry Manager allows you to view registry keys and values in detail. Select the item for which you would like to see the property page, and choose Properties from the Edit menu or the popup menu. Refer to Key Properties or Editing registry values for more details.

Online Help Topics


· Introduction

· Product Description and Features

· What's new

· Registrar Command Line Edition

· Supported Windows Versions

· FAQ and Tips

About the Registry

· About the Windows registry

· Registry Root Keys

· Registry Path Syntax

· About Windows 64-bit editions

Editing the Registry

· Browsing the Registry

· Editing Registry Keys

· Registry Key Properties

· Editing Registry Values

· Data Editor

· Include and Exclude Filters

Registry Tools

· Advanced Search Tool

· Bookmark Manager

· Undoing Registry Changes

· Registry Backup and Restore

· Registry Monitor

· Registry Defragmentation Tool

· Advanced Registry Compare Tool

· File Reference Editor

· CLSID Lookup Utility

· Hidden Registry Keys

Registry Security

· Registry Key Permissions

· Registry Key Auditing

· Registry Key Ownership

Registry Files

· Registry File Formats

· Importing and Exporting Registry Files

· Editing Registry Files

Remote Registry Editing

· Remote Registry Editing

Advanced Options

· Editor Options

· Startup Options

· Interface Layout Options

· Registry View Options

· Visual Options

· Shell Options

· Remote Registry Options

· Registry Monitor Options

· Bookmark Options

· Undo Options

· Misc Options

· Commandline Options for rr.exe/rr64.exe

· Registry Shortcuts

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