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#1 MedEvil

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:48 AM

I'm looking for a tool, which can search out any type of keys in the registry, that contain a certain string and then let me replace part of the data and change the type of the key.

Best in one go. But as long as the list of found keys is kept, a two pass process would be ok too.

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I'm not looking for a batch file - or command prompt solution. I'm looking for a GUI tool.

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#2 Olof Lagerkvist

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:06 AM

I'm looking for a tool, which can search out any type of keys in the registry, that contain a certain string and then let me replace part of the data and change the type of the key.


I would have suggested my regrepl tool, until I saw your second requirement. It cannot change type of key. But it could probably be interesting anyway:
http://www.ltr-data.....html/#GUIUtils (Look at "regrepl")

#3 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:55 AM

The good ol' Registrar Lite had a nice search feature that listed all the "matches".

http://web.archive.o...nce.com/reglite

But changing the Registry key type is not possible with it AFAICR, I guess it would require a "conversion tool" of some kind. :unsure:


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#4 Olof Lagerkvist

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:09 AM

But changing the Registry key type is not possible with it AFAICR, I guess it would require a "conversion tool" of some kind. :unsure:


I agree. If we for example want to convert REG_EXPAND_SZ to REG_SZ, what would we do with environment variable placemarks in the string? Should it be converted to value of variable at moment of conversion for current user, or possibly no conversion at all leaving just an environment variable placemark with % signs as is. Also, what to do with strings within binary types? ANSI-Unicode conversions? etc...

So, conversion between various registry data types are not 1-to-1 operations. There are several selections that need to be done by user running the application.

#5 MedEvil

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:46 AM

@Olof
Hence the requirement to change type and content.
I want to change the type formost, but can't do that without fixing the content too.

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Found a few tools that can list search results and apply a replace action to it. Registrar lite though seems to be the fastest.

btw. The lite version is now called the 'Home Edition' and can be downloaded from here: http://www.resplendence.com/downloads

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#6 sbaeder

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

So, really what you want to do is to "delete" the old "type", and create a new one that matches the new data??? Haven't seen anything like that, but that doens't mean it isn't out there somewhere...




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