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How can I export specific value from the registry to a text file using the command line?

For example, I want to export Hkey_local_Machine\Software\mcafee to a text file in C:. I just need the key – that's it.

I tried with reg export – it's giving everything, but I just require the key of the partiular thing.

  • It's kind of hard to follow what you actually want to export. What do you mean by reg export "giving everything"? Did you specify the exact key you wanted to export? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 14 '13 at 19:00
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Try this:

reg export Hkey_local_Machine\Software\mcafee C:\export.txt

This will export registry values according to windows REG format.

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You can export a specific registry value to a text file with a setx command Copy/pasta from there:

SetX _TZone /k HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation\StandardName
>Tzone.txt echo %_TZone%


The alternative to above is to write it to a reg file using the methods in the above answers:

REG EXPORT HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation\StandardName C:\Windows\Temp\Tzone.reg

The reg file can be opened for read/write, check here for format.

  • Never heard of SETX but it was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! – bigjosh Jan 3 at 18:35
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reg export Hkey_local_Machine\Software\mcafee\key C:\export.txt && type C:\export.txt | findstr /i "key"

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    Hey this looks kinda like what I'm looking for. can I export all keys containing "specialString" by using reg export C:\export.reg findstr /i "specialString"? – Metallkiller Jan 1 '17 at 21:59
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Sometimes one has to enclose the registry key in quotes in order to get down to individual items

REG EXPORT "HKCU\Software\SS64\xxxx" C:\MyReg.REG

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Enter this in at the DOS prompt :

reg export HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall test.txt && type test.txt | findstr /i "DisplayName" > list.txt | notepad list.txt

  • Please consider using ``` to mark your command line as code. In addition consider adding an explanation of how it works so it would be clearer on how to adapt it to the original question. – Seth Nov 7 '16 at 12:47

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