Learn how to use regedit

Learn how to use regedit

Introduction

The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components and for applications running on the platform that have opted to use the registry.
Using regedit.exe application installed with windows is the easiest way to edit and manage the windows registry database, BUT be careful of any change you make because any incorrect changes in windows registry will make problems in your system.

Start Using Regedit

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type Regedit, and then click OK.

Export and Import

Regedit provide export and import for any node of the hierarchy database, you can select the node you want and by right click choose export, so you can export all data from the selected node to the end leave.

regedit export key date
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Examples for regedit use:

 how to show hidden files:
1- start regedit.exe
2-  Navigate to the registry folder at the left side
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
3- change the value of  [CheckedValue] at the right side to be "1"

Enable or Disable firewall:
1- start regedit.exe
2- Navigate to the registry folder at the left side
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile]
3- change the value of [EnableFirewall] the the right side to be "0", that will disable firewall.

Change Desktop wallpaper:
1- start regedit.exe
2- Navigate to the registry folder at the left side
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
3- change the value of [Wallpaper] the the right side to be the image path you want
for example "C:\WINDOWS\web\wallpaper\Bliss.bmp" .

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