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Need help in clarifying a regedit issue

  1. #1

    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit

    Need help in clarifying a regedit issue

    Hi Shawn,

    Still struggling to come to terms with my Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit... Your help in clarifying the (regedit) issue below would be very much appreciated.

    1. I backup a registry key (say HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons)

    2. I delete that key

    3. I merge the exported .reg file

    4. I go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons and the key is not there

    I have tried that with a couple of keys and it looks like I can export, delete... but not restore a registry key.

    Please help me.

    Thank you

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Archimede,

    Where you able to fully approve merging the exported .reg file to add it back without any errors?

    You may need to refresh Registry Editor.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 58
    Win 8.1 Core 64 bit

    Howdy Shawn,

    First of all THANKS for having created a new thread and relocated my post

    I sorted the issue (weird enough the exported reg file turned out to be in an unusual format, so I opened it in a Notepad advanced clone and set the file format to DOS)... The imported key now got properly merged in the registry

    Thanks again for your prompt and friendly support.

    I wish you a nice day,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Great news.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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