How find something in the Registry if I know the path?

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  1. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    How find something in the Registry if I know the path?


    Using the Find option in regedit, I was (finally) able to find what I was looking for in the Registry. Now that I've found it - and knowing the path, can I find it next time by keying in the path? I've tried different key word combinations and a partial path using the Find function. However, for some reason, my tries haven't been able to find this folder. I'm stymied!!! The actual path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macrium\reflect\Recent Folders\Image

    I tried keying in this path, but it doesn't find it.

    Thank you.....
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  2. Posts : 18,224
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
       #2

    Nisko said:
    Using the Find option in regedit, I was (finally) able to find what I was looking for in the Registry. Now that I've found it - and knowing the path, can I find it next time by keying in the path? I've tried different key word combinations and a partial path using the Find function. However, for some reason, my tries haven't been able to find this folder. I'm stymied!!! The actual path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macrium\reflect\Recent Folders\Image

    I tried keying in this path, but it doesn't find it.

    Thank you.....


    Just open Regedit, and paste the link where the RED dot is... OR, you can just navigate like you would in say... File Explorer.
    Before you paste the "path" make sure the Computer, above all the HKEYs is highlighted.








    To open Regedit, just type Regedit in the Search box by the start button, and click the result at the top.
    If you Search for regedit.exe, then just hit Enter.
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  3. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #3

    Just copy and paste into Registry Editor's address bar.

    Winkey+R

    Type regedit

    Press Enter

    Or you can use third party registry editors with bookmarks.
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  4. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #4

    Example third party software:

    How find something in the Registry if I know the path?-regcool.jpg

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  5. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you. FYI: If I highlight "Computer", it deletes the path I've indicated in my post. So I have to add to the path: Computer\ and then key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macrium\reflect\Recent Folders\Image".

    So, the total path would be: Computer\
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macrium\reflect\Recent Folders\Image

    I wasn't typing "Computer" before the rest of my path. You put me on the right "path" - no pun intended!!! Thank you........
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  6. Posts : 18,224
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
       #6

    If, for some reason, you can't copy the "path" from say a website... you can just navigate with the little arrows, beside the Hive Keys (HKEYs).

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Software
    Macrium
    reflect
    Recent Folders
    Image




    Different... "Computer" in my pic the one in BLUE

    /e While you're in there... another useful item is EDIT > Find

    Type a term... then decide if you want to "match whole string only.... and hit Enter. After it finds one...just hit F3 to find the next... etc.
    This is pretty useful when trying to remove the leftovers from some stubborn software.... or stubborn malware, etc.
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  7. Posts : 5,209
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #7

    I just click the address bar to highlight what is there and delete or over-write it. No need for "Computer" in the path that way.
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  8. Posts : 25,076
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    Nisko said:
    So, the total path would be: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macrium\reflect\Recent Folders\Image
    Next time you find somewhere interesting that you may want to revisit later, you can click Favorites to add a 'bookmark' for it.

    How find something in the Registry if I know the path?-image.png
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  9. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I just Googled "Registry Editors" and all I came up with were Registry Cleaners. Where can I find Registry Editors and which one(s) do you folks recommend? Thank you....
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  10. Posts : 18,224
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
       #10

    As I mentioned above, you can also just "navigate" the old way, by clicking the arrows...

    Here's your location (path) done the old way...









    /edit...

    Nisko said:
    I just Googled "Registry Editors" and all I came up with were Registry Cleaners. Where can I find Registry Editors and which one(s) do you folks recommend? Thank you....

    The best Registry Editor is the one that comes with Windows. (Wow! First time I ever said that about something that "comes with Windows".)
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