Reg Jump: Jump into the registry

Found an interesting registry path…. dunno how to remember this path for future use….. Well u can add the key path in the Favorites.But lets assume u reinstalled the Windows and now u need that registry path….What to do…?

OR

In some article or tutorial it is specified to navigate to some reg path like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\Advanced\Folder … and do something.. But ur bored or too lazy (like me) to manually navigate via regedit..?

OR

Want to jump directly to a specific registry path in one go?


The answer to all this is REG JUMP from Sysinternals (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation)

First download this freeware(40 KB) from http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Miscellaneous/Regjump.mspx

Then Copy regjump.exe file to “\WINDOWS\system32\” folder
Ex: C:\WINDOWS\system32\


Now open command prompt or dos prompt, type regjump and press enter
u must get like this…



But if u get like this



That means that u have not copied the file correctly into “\WINDOWS\system32\” folder
Do it correctly


Now let us learn how to navigate...Before doing so there are some conventions used in regjump to represent the hives(simply main root of the reg path)..

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT--->HKCR
HKEY_CURRENT_USER--->HKCU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-->HKLM
HKEY_USERS--->HKU
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG-->HKCC


All other’s are same..i.e, if ur desired path is “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer”

Then u have to regard it as “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer”

Hope u understood

Now type in cmd prompt
regjump HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

and press enter.

Regedit will open and will jump automatically to the specified path…..

Now let’s create a batch file to do this….

Open notepad and type the following

regjump HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Save the file as “my key.bat” including quotes. Select any name but .bat is mandatory



Now open the .bat file u created.. Regedit will open and will jump automatically to the specified path…..
Like this u can make ur own batch files which will automatically open the required path in registry….
This tutorial is over but here are some points that I wish to share…

Q: Why we have to copy regjump.exe to “\WINDOWS\system32\”?


A: good question. Let me explain it in my own words.
Whenever u type any command in cmd prompt and press enter, if it’s not an inbuilt command (like dir, cls, cd etc, often called internal commands during dos times...), then it will search or find the command (mainly exe file) in some path and will execute it. By default it will do this for paths (u can add more path;go to next question to find how)

%SystemRoot%\system32\

%SystemRoot%

%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem

That’s why I have told to copy regjump.exe file to \WINDOWS\system32\” which is one of the path it searches..

Q: Ok, but what if I don’t want to copy regjump.exe to \WINDOWS\system32\” I copied it to some ‘D:\regjump\’ folder Is there any way to make it work the same?


A: Yes there is a way. Adding the path of folder containing regjump.exe to the system variable called ‘Path’..
Right click on my computer icon and select properties…
Click the Advanced tab; click “Environmental Variables” button present at the bottom;
U can see two variables User and System variables. In the System variable select ‘Path’ and press Edit button; Another window opens; now don’t edit the variable name but u must add the path of folder containing regjump i.e., in our case it’s ‘D:\regjump\’ to the variable value It is important to note that each path must be separated by semicolon(;)..so before appending D:\regjump\ to the path add semicolon at the beginning to separate it from the previous path. Adding semicolon (;) at the end is optional .i.e.,


If the variable value before addition is something like
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem

Then after addition of folder containing regjump path it should be
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;D:\regjump\

Note that u can add semicolon at the end too but it’s not mandatory.
Press Ok and again press Ok and again Ok…



Open cmd prompt and type regjump u must get the same dialog as shown above in the tut.

Q: I hate typing regjump name can’t I use name like jump or something like goreg..

A: Sure u can. it’s so simple.... just rename the file regjump to something u like..And remember to replace the regjump name with the name u had given

That’s it ... :)
Hope u liked the tutorial…Don’t forget to give me responses and feedbacks...

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