[Windows Registry] Replacing text in multiple entries

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Is anyone familiar with a way to replace text in multiple keys?

    Imagine many Registry keys have the text What's up, and I want to replace all with Get lost!.

    Any ideas?


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  3. m00nbl00d

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    Bummer, it only applies to Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition and
    Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, for what it seems.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/146303/en-us?fr=1

    It's not present in Windows 7, at least. It's an useful tool, judging by the link, I wonder why Microsoft stopped working on it.o_O
     
  5. Sully

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    There are many ways. What is it you want to do specifically?

    Sul.
     
  6. m00nbl00d

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    Without third-party stuff, I'm thinking of backing-up the registry and open the .reg file with a text editor and then change the needed parts. Another similar way would be to read the .reg file with a script, which would then make the needed changed, I guess.

    Basically, what I'm trying to do is to change a lot REG_SZs to display a different text in the Data field.
     
  7. CloneRanger

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    @ m00nbl00d

    How about this ;)

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    With Metapad & CTL+H =

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    I'm thinking of backing-up XXX registry and open XXX .reg file with a text editor and XXXn change XXX needed parts. AnoXXXr similar way would be to read XXX .reg file with a script, which would XXXn make XXX needed changed, I guess.

    Basically, what I'm trying to do is to change a lot REG_SZs to display a different text in XXX Data field.

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  8. m00nbl00d

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    I can do that with Notepad, as well. :cool: :p ;)

    But, I'm wondering if there wouldn't be a registry editor/some tool that would allow a more direct way.
     
  9. Sully

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    You should be able to do it natively, depending how complex and how dynamic. Off the top of my head I think I can recall 3 native ways I have used:

    regedit/reg32/reg

    regini

    inf files

    Sul.
     
  10. m00nbl00d

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    Yeah, I've been looking at reg command, and it does seem to be possible to do what I want to do.

    I'll have to dig a bit more... :thumb:
     
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    @ m00nbl00d

    Sorry for trying :p You did say you were looking for something that could change more than one entry at once though ;)
     
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    :thumb:
     
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    Downloading now. Thanks.
    Nice to see him to continue fine tuning on his baby...
     
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