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I get that error double-clicking this file on Win 2003:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\Back Office Copier\DsDriver]
"printDuplexSupported"=hex:01
"printStaplingSupported"=hex:01

I'm confused, since this is just a pared-down export. What am I doing wrong?

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  • What did you pare out? Sep 5, 2013 at 15:31
  • @AthomSfere, A bunch of settings specific to this computer that I don't want to transfer to other computers. I only want the two settings above.
    – Kev
    Sep 5, 2013 at 15:32

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What editor are you using? That looks like a legitimate reg file, but if you saved it in something other than Notepad you might have inadvertently added extra formatting codes.

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  • Textpad, and it's saved as Unicode.
    – Kev
    Sep 5, 2013 at 15:33
  • Save as (Windows/DOS) ASCII. It works fine on my Win7 and Win 2003 machines. Sep 5, 2013 at 15:36
  • TextPad didn't have an ASCII option but it did have ANSI, and that worked. Thanks!
    – Kev
    Sep 5, 2013 at 15:37
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I was having this problem as well - I had read to make sure it started with Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and that it was saved in ASCII or UTF-16 LE (Little Endian), but was still getting the error.

As it was though, I had a blank line before the 'Windows Registry' header - so I tried deleting that and it worked.

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    +1. Why the downvotes? This answer is what got me working, without the stated prefix, the file is not recognized as a registry file by the reg editor.
    – Bogatyr
    Aug 2, 2017 at 12:20
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This question is answered in the following article https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/error-specified-file-not-registry-script-cannot-import-file-regedit/

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  • Please add the segment of the article that answers the question directly in the answer. Aug 7, 2021 at 10:20

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