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    How to create a Registry Script ?

    Hi All,

    I found a file named "abc.reg". on executing it an entry is made into the registry.

    i tried creating one by editing a file in notepad and naming it as "xyz.reg" but on execution it said "The specified file is not a registry Script".

    Now how do i create a registry Script ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    There are several versions. I think version 4 is compatible with most windows versions in use today. The content is like this:
    Code:
    REGEDIT4
    
    [<dir1>]
    "<integer key name>"=dword:12345678
    "<string key name>"="Something"
    
    [<dir2>]
    etc.
    The value of a dword should be expressed by 8 hexadecimal numbers. A string value should always be put between double quotes. Note that the name of a key is also placed between double quotes.
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    Question Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    i know how to make a .reg file to add or modify a entry in the registry

    how to make one for removing a entry ?

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Take a look at this article on Regedit4.
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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Hi,

    I tried writing a script....

    The OS is Win2K
    File name is Putta.reg

    Contents of the file...

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]
    "PF_AccessoriesName"="Something"

    On Double click it says "The specified file is not a registry script.you can import only registry files".

    what wrong ?

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Did you check out that article? You must have missed this...

    Under Windows 2K and XP the first line is:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Harnad
    Did you check out that article? You must have missed this...
    It's backwards compatible. At least for version 4. As far as I know, version 4 can be used in Windows 9x and NT based, whereas version 5 is not supported by the former.
    Last edited by D_Drmmr; August 3rd, 2005 at 03:40 PM.
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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Hi,

    i did go through the article and used it as specified but still it does not work.

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Hi, you're true.

    the tip is to use notepad and to save the reg file as "ANSI" and not "unicode" in the "save as" window.

    regards.

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris_V
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]
    "PF_AccessoriesName"="Something"

    On Double click it says "The specified file is not a registry script.you can import only registry files".

    what wrong ?
    I've created the file, and it has been ingested with no problem (see screenshot). Win2003 Server is my platform.
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    Best regards,
    Igor

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Here's the simplest way to create a registry script. Supposing the settings are already in your registry, from regedit right click the key you need and select the Export option. It will create the script file automatically. That's all.

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    I have tried many times to edit a .reg file that was created using Export... in regedit. I always ended up with a file that wouldn't import.
    Here's the weird trick: when you export a file from regedit, it generates a Unicode file.
    But when you edit that file, you have to save it as ASCII in order for it to import properly when you double-click it.
    I have no idea why this is, but using this simple trick just enabled me to successfully edit and re-import a .reg file for the first time.
    Good luck,
    -Roy

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Hello,

    Could someone please tell me the errors in these scripts and possibly a reference link for writing the proper script syntax for both of these registry tools?

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "IMJPMIG8.1"=-
    
    and...
    
    REGEDIT 4
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "IMJPMIG8.1"=-
    Thank you,
    - Dean -

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Open the register editor (regedit), and export the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run key.
    So you will see the proper format...


    BTW, what are you trying to achieve?
    Victor Nijegorodov

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    Re: How to create a Registry Script ?

    Hi Victor,

    Thanx for the quick reply. Actually, I'm not as concerned about finding the errors in these as I am locating a site that would show me the proper syntax for editing registry entries with the registry tools listed. I'm in the process of training to be a malware technician for an online site and this was one of the questions that came up. The registry keys are rhetorical, of course. Just an example I need to research. I'm finding lots of references to this, but can't seem to find the errors.

    For now, the registry is still like deciphering hieroglyphics to me. So finding info in an easy to understand format would be helpful. So if you have any references I can check, that would be wonderful. Not looking to be given the answers here, as that would teach me nothing. Just hoping to find some references I can research myself.

    Thanx for all the help.
    - Dean -

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