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Add a registry key to Favorites

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To add a registry key to Favorites

  1. Open Registry Editor.

  2. Select the registry key you want to add to Favorites.

  3. On the Favorites menu, click Add to Favorites.

  4. In the Add to Favorites dialog box, accept the default registry key name or type a new one.

    The registry key is added to the Favorites list. You can then return to this list by simply selecting it from the Favorites menu.


  • Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.


  • To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

  • You must have appropriate permissions to make changes to a registry key. To maintain security when making changes to a registry key for which you need administrative credentials, log in as a member of the Users group and run Regedit as an administrator by right-clicking the Regedit icon, clicking Run as, and clicking an account in the local Administrators group. The Regedit icon does not appear by default from the Start menu. To access the icon, open the Windows or WINNT folder on your computer.

  • You can create a list of favorite/frequently visited registry keys.

  • To remove a registry key from the Favorites list, on the Favorites menu, click Remove Favorite, and you can select one or more registry keys to remove from the Favorites list.

  • Renaming a favorite does not rename the corresponding registry key.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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