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I have inadvertantly added some entries to the "Find and Replace" dialog in Visual Studio 2010. See picture below:

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I want to remove \r\n, Double, etc.

How can I do this?

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  • How the heck did you add them? :) Mar 21 '12 at 15:42
  • I'm not even sure. My best guess is that the focus was in that field when I was typing and I didn't notice. Mar 21 '12 at 21:43
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These entries are located in the following registry key:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Find

They will be prefixed with Query and then followed by a number.

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    It's simply ridiculous that you need to edit the registry to remove something from the "Look in" field. Thanks for this answer though.
    – zzzzBov
    Oct 4 '12 at 15:19
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    Note that the entries came back after I deleted them using regedt32.exe, because I then closed a running Visual Studio instance, after doing a "Save All". So close VS before deleting them. And that further entries can be found in ...\Find\Named that still show up in "Look In". Did not try to remove those.
    – ddevienne
    May 6 '14 at 9:10
  • Such an entry is not present when you use VS 2017 (version 15.0).
    – jciloa
    Jun 21 '19 at 11:46
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    @jciloa Visual Studio 2017 uses its own private registry hive. See here: stackoverflow.com/questions/41119996/…
    – Dai
    Jul 4 '19 at 15:02
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The location for those entries is:

HKEY_USERS \ {user guid} \Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Find

where [user guid] is the guid for the current user.

really I just searched the registry for some entries that I added by accident while testing if there was another way to remove them.

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  • Such an entry is not present when you use VS 2017 (version 15.0).
    – jciloa
    Jun 21 '19 at 11:47
  • Nitpick: Users don't have GUID, instead they have SIDs. A SID has a different format to a GUID: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Identifier
    – Dai
    Jul 4 '19 at 15:01

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