I exported a binary registry from my computer (IE setting). I need to re-import this into another computer (both Windows 7). When I try to import the registry file (same one that I exported), I get an error. After some general research, it seems I need to import binary data a special way, but I can’t seem to make it work. This is the registry key:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerUser Preferences] "88D7D0879DAB32E14DE5B3A805A34F98AFF34F5977"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15, d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,00,00,00,35,9a,4f,4f,a4,58,47,4b,b0,5d,78, 59,a6,1d,01,df,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,03,66,00,00,c0,00,00,00,10,00, 00,00,60,cf,a0,df,fc,ef,bc,e4,f4,71,a7,e8,ad,4c,3b,5f,00,00,00,00,04,80,00, 00,a0,00,00,00,10,00,00,00,80,30,65,dd,2e,3e,2e,45,c0,5b,09,8f,3e,f2,88,79, 50,00,00,00,24,c2,46,26,e7,85,28,9a,fd,e0,5f,78,ba,7d,04,c8,34,47,5c,ef,64, bb,7a,be,f8,c4,dd,88,b5,b1,39,c1,19,9b,81,a3,92,ab,7a,70,8f,dd,19,0c,7f,af, 66,7d,66,e5,e9,16,6c,20,2b,fa,4a,dd,2b,24,de,df,0a,b2,83,84,29,a7,37,8e,33, b7,56,53,f5,a0,34,0b,8c,42,14,00,00,00,50,5a,9f,29,4a,0f,e7,36,1d,27,f0,ab, 4b,4b,6c,7d,19,9b,ec,3b
How can I re-import this on to a new computer?
The usual warnings about screwing with the registry apply…
Basically, Windows locks certain registry keys and values to prevent end users changing them (even administrators) – much like system files and folders.
You need to specifically take ownership and/or grant your user rights to the key/value you want to change via regedit.
- Open regedit, navigate to the key, right click on it and select Permissions and then Advanced
- In “Advanced Security Settings” dialog box, go to the Owner tab. If your user, or a group you’re in isn’t the owner, select the user/group you need from the “Change owner to:” section
- Check the checkbox for “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects” option, and click OK.
- Back in the Permissions dialog box change the settings for your user/group so that you have Full Control
This should now allow you to re-import the registry file.
I was getting the same error as listed above in Windows 7. I was able to log in as the local admin and import without issue.