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Reg restore

 

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Writes saved subkeys and entries back to the registry.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Reg restore <KeyName> <FileName>

Parameter

Description

<KeyName>

Specifies the full path of the subkey to be restored. The restore operation works only with the local computer. The KeyName must include a valid root key. Valid root keys are: HKLM, HKCU, HKCR, HKU, and HKCC.

<FileName>

Specifies the name and path of the file with content to be written into the registry. This file must be created in advance with the reg save operation using a .hiv extension.

/?

Displays help for reg restore at the command prompt.

  • Before editing any registry entries, save the parent subkey with the reg save operation. If the edit fails, restore the original subkey with the reg restore operation.

  • The following table lists the return values for the reg restore operation.

Value

Description

0

Success

1

Failure

To restore the file named NTRKBkUp.hiv into the key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ResKit, and overwrite the existing contents of the key, type:

REG RESTORE HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ResKit NTRKBkUp.hiv
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