How to navigate directly to a key in Regedit?


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Yousuf Khan

I noticed that when I am running the registry cleaner in CClean, that it
allows me to view directly in Regedit the registry key before it gets
erased. I'm wondering how CClean passes the registry key location to
Regedit? I tried sending it through the command-line but it didn't like
that.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Peter Foldes

Yousuf Khan said:
I noticed that when I am running the registry cleaner in CClean, that it allows me
to view directly in Regedit the registry key before it gets erased. I'm wondering
how CClean passes the registry key location to Regedit? I tried sending it through
the command-line but it didn't like that.


Yousuf

Do NOT touch the Registry. It does not speed up or give you more room and to help
any situation. If you do not know the registry then do not touch it with any
Registry tools including the one from CCleaner. All registry tool are snake oil
remedies. There is at least 4-6 people weekly that post in different news servers
that they cannot start their computers after cleaning the Registry with a Registry
cleaning tool. CCleaner included

I am saying this from over 16 years of newsgroup experience. The only time that a
Registry cleaning tool was necessary and useful was with Windows 95. Nothing before
or after

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Peter
Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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Allen

Yousuf

Do NOT touch the Registry. It does not speed up or give you more room
and to help any situation. If you do not know the registry then do not
touch it with any Registry tools including the one from CCleaner. All
registry tool are snake oil remedies. There is at least 4-6 people
weekly that post in different news servers that they cannot start their
computers after cleaning the Registry with a Registry cleaning tool.
CCleaner included

I am saying this from over 16 years of newsgroup experience. The only
time that a Registry cleaning tool was necessary and useful was with
Windows 95. Nothing before or after
I have had a policy for several years to not use registry cleaners. Last
year I violated this policy for some reason or other. My policy was then
changed to "NEVER EVEN THINK ABOUT USING REGISTRY CLEANERS--YS, I SAID
NEVER". Some of us just have to learn the hard way.
Allen
 
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Dave-UK

Yousuf Khan said:
I noticed that when I am running the registry cleaner in CClean, that it
allows me to view directly in Regedit the registry key before it gets
erased. I'm wondering how CClean passes the registry key location to
Regedit? I tried sending it through the command-line but it didn't like
that.

Yousuf Khan
Good question.
It looks like you have to do it programmatically.
Nirsof's Regscanner will use a path copied to the Clipboard to open Regedit at that key.
You can use Regscanner's '/clipregedit' switch to open Regedit directly at that key.
Lot's of info here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/finding-registry-keys-the-easy-way-in-vista-or-xp/
 
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Yousuf Khan

Good question.
It looks like you have to do it programmatically.
Nirsof's Regscanner will use a path copied to the Clipboard to open
Regedit at that key.
You can use Regscanner's '/clipregedit' switch to open Regedit directly
at that key.
Lot's of info here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/finding-registry-keys-the-easy-way-in-vista-or-xp/
Perfect, this looks like it's exactly what I'm looking for! Thanks.
Nirsoft has some amazingly useful debugging tools. I use his
BlueScreenView program to analyse Windows crash dumps all of the time.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Yousuf Khan

Good question.
It looks like you have to do it programmatically.
Nirsof's Regscanner will use a path copied to the Clipboard to open
Regedit at that key.
You can use Regscanner's '/clipregedit' switch to open Regedit directly
at that key.
Lot's of info here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/finding-registry-keys-the-easy-way-in-vista-or-xp/
You know, this particular article's comments have some extremely useful
links to other registry tools, like add-ons for Firefox or IE that can
let you go straight to a registry key by simply highlighting a registry
path on a webpage. :)

Yousuf Khan
 
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Yousuf Khan

Do NOT touch the Registry. It does not speed up or give you more room
and to help any situation. If you do not know the registry then do not
touch it with any Registry tools including the one from CCleaner. All
registry tool are snake oil remedies. There is at least 4-6 people
weekly that post in different news servers that they cannot start their
computers after cleaning the Registry with a Registry cleaning tool.
CCleaner included

I am saying this from over 16 years of newsgroup experience. The only
time that a Registry cleaning tool was necessary and useful was with
Windows 95. Nothing before or after
Thanks, thanks, but I don't need a nanny. The reason I'm asking about
this feature is because I was carefully double-checking what CClean was
presenting to me for deletion. I noticed that CC was able to take me
directly to a registry key without manually drilling through the tree.

This is a feature that should've been in Regedit all along, much like an
address bar in a web browser. I do enough registry editing to know that
I shouldn't trust a program blindly to figure out what's important and
what's not.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Stan Brown

The reason I'm asking about
this feature is because I was carefully double-checking what CClean was
presenting to me for deletion. I noticed that CC was able to take me
directly to a registry key without manually drilling through the tree.

This is a feature that should've been in Regedit all along,
I never thought about it till you brought it up, but it *does* seem
quite odd that there's no direct "Go to" in Regedit.

Peter does seem to have some difficulty in responding to what people
actually wrote rather than what he imagines they wrote. Look at his
reaction to "import" in the other thread. Someone asked about
importing one key in HKCU, and he answered as though they were going
to copy an entire Registry from another computer.
 
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Yousuf Khan

I never thought about it till you brought it up, but it *does* seem
quite odd that there's no direct "Go to" in Regedit.
I can understand it not being implemented in Windows 95. But not to have
this simple feature implemented all of the way upto Windows 7 is nuts.
Peter does seem to have some difficulty in responding to what people
actually wrote rather than what he imagines they wrote. Look at his
reaction to "import" in the other thread. Someone asked about
importing one key in HKCU, and he answered as though they were going
to copy an entire Registry from another computer.
That's okay, I'm sure he means well, he just needs to read the whole
message more carefully and distinguish between what's background
information and what's actually being asked.

Yousuf Khan
 

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