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    Hey everyone. Mobo/something died on the old computer. There is some stuff I want from the registry of the old hard drive (dreamweaver site defs) Is there anyway to load the registry from an old HDD into something like regedit so I can easily grab what I need?

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    Originally Posted by Dameon51
    Hey everyone. Mobo/something died on the old computer. There is some stuff I want from the registry of the old hard drive (dreamweaver site defs) Is there anyway to load the registry from an old HDD into something like regedit so I can easily grab what I need?

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    You can use regedit to open it. You'll need to use the option "Open Hive" (or "Load Hive") depending on your version of windows:

    Open regedit
    select HKCU (For current user hive)
    Click file - open hive (or load hive)
    name it and do what you need to
    file - unload hive

    You'll need to load ntusers.dat
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    Originally Posted by hiker
    You can use regedit to open it. You'll need to use the option "Open Hive" (or "Load Hive") depending on your version of windows:

    Open regedit
    select HKCU (For current user hive)
    Click file - open hive (or load hive)
    name it and do what you need to
    file - unload hive

    You'll need to load ntusers.dat
    It won't give me the load option when i've selected HKCU. Any ideas?
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    Originally Posted by Dameon51
    It won't give me the load option when i've selected HKCU. Any ideas?
    What options do you have listed? You should be looking at the File menu (not the right click menu)
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    When I chooce hkey_current_user the only options in the drop down are ...

    import,export,connect network registry,print and exit

    the other options are greyed out

    when I click on one of the other folders the options aren't greyed out

    i've tried as an admin and regular user
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    Open regedit, click Help. Navigate to the 'load and unload hives' section. It tells you exactly how to do what you want to do.
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