Problems with registry import

Dell
March 18, 2007 at 15:18:27
Specs: XP, Pentium 1GB

hi, I have a couple of problems with registry files and I dont know what to do I tried all I know.
1) I run a reg file and it says
"Cannot import *************: The specified file is not a registry script.
You can only import binary files from within the registry editor."

2)I run another and it says:
"Cannot import **********: error accessing registry"
note: not working on admin account


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#1
March 18, 2007 at 15:28:43

What's the reg file?

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#2
March 18, 2007 at 15:40:58

Exactly. What is the file? I'm assuming you created it to add/change something in the Registry. What exactly do you want it to do?


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#3
March 18, 2007 at 17:43:56

Well I don't know what the file does it's just blah balh.reg I have a program that needs it to work

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#4
March 18, 2007 at 17:52:24

How do you expect us to help you when you tell us it's just a blah blah.reg file?

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#5
March 18, 2007 at 18:11:02

Well it is "rarreg.reg"

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#6
March 18, 2007 at 18:28:17

rarreg.reg ? Do you mean rarreg.key as in Winrar batch file? If that's not it I will take a pass on any further help unless you tell us who provided the reg file.

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#7
March 18, 2007 at 18:41:13

Well it was in the CD I bought, what do you expect us to do am living in 3 world country with no credit cards no banks and no way to pay they are in all the CD's we buy!wanna help be my guest! PM me if you don't wnat it public but thats what it is I am honest.

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#8
March 18, 2007 at 20:31:56

I think you're supposed to copy or extract the rarreg.reg to the install directory of C:/Programs Files/Whatever/ of the program you installed from the cd, not merge it to the registry.


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#9
March 19, 2007 at 07:01:32

No credit cards, no banks, but Internet access?

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#10
April 15, 2007 at 13:20:03

OMG people. It doensn't MATTER what the .REG file does or doesn't do. Nor does it matter what the .reg file is for, or if it is legal, or if the product it relates to licensed, freeware, shareware, trialware, or piratedware... It's throwing an error and thats all that matters. The purpose or validity of the .reg file is irrelevant and this is not the forum to dispute that. Stick to the topic if you can assist or do not post a reply here.

Now, back to the topic. .reg files that throw that error do so because the path in the lines of the reg file that start with [HKEY_ ... lines of the .reg file don't match up to the location they need to be imported to on the destination machine. odds are unless you know how to match them up you probably wont be able to get that .reg to work.

for example. your .reg may say

[HKEY_USERS\Keyboard]
"KeyboardDelay"="1"

when it should say..

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]
"KeyboardDelay"="1"

During the export the .reg file didnt capture the entire line for some reason. Hence your error. The reason it says 'access denied' is because the location in your .reg file does not exist.

Once your .reg file is updated to match the correct locations in the registry on your current computer, you should be able to simply double click the whateverfilename.reg file and it will import the reg settings to your computer. best of luck.


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