Open the Registry to a Specific Key

Posted On 2007-04-14 by FortyPoundHead
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The Sysinternals website, part of Microsoft TechNet, offers a free registry utility called regJump. This opens the Registry Editor to a specific key of your choosing.

Simply download a zip file, unzip the executable inside Regjump.zip to your main Windows directory, and you can run the following on the DOS command line:

c:\regjump [PATH]

For example, to open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ Microsoft\Windows key in the Registry Editor, issue this command (all on one line):

regjump HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\
Microsoft\Windows

Note that you can abbreviate the main keys like so:

regjump HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows

The abbreviations are:

* HKCR - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
* HKCU - HKEY_CURRENT_USER
* HKLM - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
* HKU - HKEY_USERS
* HKCC - HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

Sysinternals RegJump


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