How to: Import Registry Files in the Registry Editor

Registry keys and values can be added to a deployment project by importing a registry file (.reg) into the Registry Editor. This allows you to save time by copying an entire section of an existing registry in a single step. Registry files can be created using tools such as the registry editor (regedit.exe) included with Microsoft Windows 2000.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To import a registry file

  1. Select the Registry on Target Machine node in the Registry Editor.

  2. On the Action menu, click Import.

  3. In the resulting Import Registry File dialog box, browse to a registry file, and then click Open.

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