[Wine] Registry entries

Bill Medland billmedland at shaw.ca
Tue Jan 16 09:14:21 CST 2007

On Tue, 2007-16-01 at 10:20 +0000, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> >         You can add them by executing: "wine regedit" and then just
> > import them (at 
> > least theoretically; I never tried it - if this doesn't work then you
> > should 
> > write a bug report to http://bugs.winehq.org and try native regedit
> > instead). 
> > You also can directly edit Wine's registry by any text editor (you can
> > find 
> > your registry in ~/.wine/*reg files).
> > 
> I tried that and it didn't work via Regedit / Registry / Import
> I'll try again with a clean registry and file a bug if it doesn't work.
> There is not a command line switch listed for importing in regedit /?

Yes, as I said, 
regedit <filename>

e.g. regedit myregfile.reg

will import the entries in myregfile.reg (as exported from a registry).
I tried it yesterday and it worked fine.

> > you can also just edit the actual wine registry files in your .wine
> > directory.
> I tried that, and evidently made some error, so the registry
> complains :-(.
> Lucky I have it backed up.
> I am not sure native regedit is the best idea, as the windows registry
> has text buried in hex gobbledygook, whereas the wine registry uses
> whitespace. Also, the wine system.reg is relative to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,
> I gather. I will try it, nevertheless, with another backup.
> Thanks for suggestions

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