export registry search to text file

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello Experts,

Can I export a registry search to text file?  I mean rather than hitting F3 every time to initiate the next search from within the registry is there a command line that I can execute to search the registry and every result found store it in a filename.txt.  or is there another way to do what I am asking?  Thanks everyone for your input! and can this procedure be used on all windows XP and above?
Question by:12string
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    Accepted Solution

    There is not a built in command line executable (that I'm aware of) to search the registry.  However, there is one available for free download that does exactly what you are asking.  It's called "regfind".  Here is a page containing the download link and detailed instructions:

    At its simplest, you could use the following command after downloading regfind to search the registry for the string "text" and pipe the output to a text file:
    regfind "text" > c:\output.txt

    If you look at the instructions page, you can see that there are also many more advanced searches that you can perform.

    Good luck!
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    Assisted Solution

    Yes you can export the
    1. Start -> Run -> Regedit
    2. Select MyComputer in regedit
    3. File -> Export
    4. Give it a name and save as .txt

    Then you can use the finstr command line
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    Sorry that was support to be findstr

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