In the Registry Editor, you can use the Favorites feature to add the frequently visited registry keys on a list that is accessible on the Favorites menu. This is done using the Add to Favorites option on the Favorites menu. When you click on the item on the Favorites menu, the corresponding branch is automatically opened. Here is a tip that tells you how to backup or transfer the Registry Editor Favorites to another system.

The Favorites listings are stored in the following registry location:

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

To backup the key, open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the above branch. Right-click on the Favorites key, choose Export and save the branch to a .reg file.

To transfer the Registry Editor favorites to another system, copy the .reg file to the target system, right-click on the file and then choose Merge. You can transfer the favorites to any system running Windows Me, 2000, XP or Vista. Then, you should notice your registry favorites have been added in the new system.



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