Editing the Registry with Reg Organizer

October 29, 2010 (updated 7 years ago) by Chemtable Software

Editing the registry is one of the main functions of Reg Organizer. The program offers a feature-rich editor that can be used to clone registry keys, view information on any key, export or import a specific key or part of the registry to file, search and bookmark keys as Favorites. All these operations are intended for advanced users who know the registry well.

To open the registry editor, you need to click on the Registry Editor button on the left panel, or click the Tools menu, and then select Registry Editor. This opens the editor with the left-side tree of keys and a list of parameter values for a selected key. To search for keys and parameters by name or value, it is recommended to use the Registry Search and Replace mode. In this mode, you can configure search settings and view results.

To edit, add or delete a key or parameter, it is necessary to select a key in the tree or in the parameters of the selected key. Then you need to perform the necessary operation by using the toolbar, or context menu that you can open with a double-click. Each type has its own icon, making it easy to manage parameters.

From the toolbar or context menu you can save or restore keys or parts of the registry using a REG file. There is also a unique ability to delete data of an external REG file from the registry. For this, the program finds keys and parameters which were modified by that REG file and removes them from the registry.

There is another interesting ability to bookmark keys as Favorites. It’ll help you to access keys quickly, without searching in the registry. When you select a key in Favorites and click the Open button, Reg Organizer takes you to that key instantly. So, this option makes it quick and convenient to switch between frequently used keys.

Finally, there is the search. As we mentioned above, there is a special mode to search in the registry. Besides, it is possible to start a search from the context menu. In this case, the search is performed within the key that you selected in the registry tree. This option saves time required for this operation.

When the search finishes, you can go back to the registry editing mode by clicking the Registry Editor button on the left panel. You can also get back to that mode by double-clicking a key. In addition to search, this mode allows you to replace data manually and automatically. To perform a simiar search in the future, you can set up a profile.