Batch Script - Copying Registry Keys


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Copying from the registry is done via the REG COPY command. Note that in order to copy values from the registry, you need to have sufficient privileges on the system to perform this operation on both the source location and the destination location.

Syntax

REG COPY [\\SourceMachine\][ROOT\]RegKey [\\DestMachine\][ROOT\]RegKey

Example

@echo off 
REG COPY HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Test 
REG QUERY HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Test

In the above example, the first part is to copy the contents from the location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console into the location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Test on the same machine. The second command is used to query the new location to check if all the values were copied properly.

Output

Following is the output of the above program. The first line of the output shows that the ‘Copy’ functionality was successful and the second output shows the values in our copied location.

The operation completed successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\Test
   HistoryNoDup REG_DWORD 0x0
   FullScreen REG_DWORD 0x0
   ScrollScale REG_DWORD 0x1
   ExtendedEditKeyCustom REG_DWORD 0x0
   CursorSize REG_DWORD 0x19
   FontFamily REG_DWORD 0x0
   ScreenColors REG_DWORD 0x7
   TrimLeadingZeros REG_DWORD 0x0
   WindowSize REG_DWORD 0x190050
   LoadConIme REG_DWORD 0x1
   PopupColors REG_DWORD 0xf5
   QuickEdit REG_DWORD 0x0
   WordDelimiters REG_DWORD 0x0
   ColorTable10 REG_DWORD 0xff00
   ColorTable00 REG_DWORD 0x0
   ColorTable11 REG_DWORD 0xffff00
   ColorTable01 REG_DWORD 0x800000
   ColorTable12 REG_DWORD 0xff
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