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    Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows

    Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows

    How to Add, Remove, Export, and Merge Registry Favorites in Windows
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    12 Mar 2017
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    How to Add, Remove, Export, and Merge Registry Favorites in Windows

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    If you use the Registry Editor to make customizations, check the contents of a particular key, or make fixes, you can save the key as a favorite for easy retrieval. Unfortunately, when you upgrade to a new build or clean install your system, all the favorites are cleared. Here's how to save and restore them from one build/install to the next.


    CONTENTS:






    Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows OPTION ONE Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows
    To Add a Registry Key to Favorites

    Step One:
    Open a Run dialog box with WIN key+R. Type regedit and click OK.

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    Step Two:

    Navigate to the registry key you would like to save as a favorite. In this example, I have chosen the current preview build number.


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    Step Three:

    Click "Favorites", then "Add to Favorites".

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    Step Four:

    Enter the name you wish to call the Favorite, and click "OK".

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    Your favorite now appears in the list.

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    Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows OPTION TWO Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows
    To Remove a Registry Key from Favorites

    Step One:
    Open a Run dialog box with WIN key+R. Type regedit and click OK.

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    Step Two:

    Click "Favorites", then "Remove Favorite".

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    Step Three:

    Choose the Favorite you wish to delete and click "OK".

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    The Favorites entry has been removed.

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    Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows OPTION THREE Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows
    To Export Registry Favorites

    Step One:

    Open a Run dialog box with WIN key+R. Type regedit and click OK.

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    Step Two:

    Navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\Favorites

    The items in the circle will be your favorites you have previously stored.

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    Step Three:

    Right-click the "Favorites" key, then click "Export".


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    Step Four:

    Choose a location and name for your saved entries. Note the branch is defaulted to the current key, "Favorites". Leave as is. Press "Save" to save your file.
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    When opened in Notepad, your saved registry entries should look like this, with your favorites listed:

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    Step Five:

    Move or copy your saved registry entries to an external drive/folder/thumb drive for safe keeping.






    Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows OPTION FOUR Add or Remove Registry Favorites in Windows
    To Merge Registry Favorite

    Step One:

    Right-click the .reg file (your saved file from Step Four above) and click "Merge".

    (Note: This step can be done from the media you saved the .reg file on. It does not have to be copied to the OS drive first)

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    If you get a UAC prompt, click OK.

    Step Two:

    At the next 2 prompts, click YES and OK.

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    All your saved Registry Favorites will now be available in the new build/clean install or new computer.





    That's all!
  1.    11 Jun 2015 #1

    Thanks for putting this tutorial together. Very helpful!
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