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07 Jun, 2013

Open multiple instances of Registry Editor (regedt32 or regedit)

Posted by: mynag In: Computer|Solution & tips

Ever wanted to run multiple instances of the Registry Editor (regedt32.exe or regedit.exe) so that you look at them side by side for comparing values at different keys?

Here are the two simple methods to do that.

From the Start Button Text box.

  1. Click at the <START> Windows button or press the <WINDOWS> key.
  2. Type the following text at the <Search program and files> at the bottom of the START menu.

    regedit /m or regedt32 /m

  3.  Press the <ENTER>  key.
  4. Repeat step 1 to 4 to open more instances of the Registry Editor.

Create a Shortcut to open Registry Editor

  1. Right click on anywhere on your Desktop and click <New> followed by <Shortcut>.
  2. At the text box “Type the location of the item:“, enter the following text  (including the quotes).

    “C:Windowsregedit.exe” /m

    In the above text, Windows is the folder of your computer Windows directory. If your Windows directory is named differently, please replace it accordingly.

  3.  Click <Next>. Type “Registry Editor” as the name of your shortcut.

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