Using ReactOS Registry format

Robert Shearman rob at
Tue Jun 21 13:52:21 CDT 2005

Anssi Hannula wrote:

> Brad DeMorrow wrote:
>> Brian Vincent wrote:
>>> On 6/21/05, James Liggett <jrliggett at> wrote:
>>>> of work. But, I do agree with all of your points. I think the current
>>>> system could use some improvement, especially in the area of 
>>>> searching.
>>>> Let me know what you think of all this.
>>> While we're on the topic on the registry..
>>> In addition to searching I think it would be very useful to be able to
>>> import a Windows .reg file.  For instance, an app I have uses the
>>> registry as a massive data store.  There are literally thousands of
>>> keys and values sitting in there.  It would be nice to export a small
>>> branch of the registry and just import that into Wine.
>>    I was under the impression that Wine could already import registry 
>> files.  .  .  am I mistaken?
> If I remember correctly, yes, the following command is enough:
> $ regedit file.reg

This doesn't work for Windows NT .reg files though, as they are 
generated in Unicode format by default. It shouldn't require too many 
changes for regedit to work with Unicode files. The changes to the 
profile functions in kernel32 to work with Unicode were simple enough.

Rob Shearman

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