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“error accessing the registry” while importing a registry file

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/11

I while ago I had the error “error accessing the registry” while importing.

In my case I had escaped too many back-slashes. Not just the file names in the values, also the registry key names.

So I had key names like this:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software]

That fails, but the error won’t tell you why. The key needs to be this:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software]

BTW: you do not need regedit.exe to import as reg.exe can do the same: [WayBack] How to add a .REG file to your Registry silently – Scott Hanselman

–jeroen

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