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How to delete registry directory with out regedit

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Muthukumar_5
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How to delete registry directory with out regedit

Is there any command line utility to delete registry directories?

thx.
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Volker Spies
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Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

Hello Muthukumar,

use a .reg file with regedit.exe and put a minus "-" in front of the key you want to delete, or a "-" after the key to delete the value.

Have a look here.
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/index.html
-> Batchfiles -> regedit

Regards

Volker
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

You can use reg.exe tool
http://www.petri.co.il/reg_command_in_windows_xp.htm

Regards, Igor
Mugilvannan
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Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

Hi,
I tried in both way like below:


REGEDIT -[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DELL Corporation]

Output - Is not deleting anything in my registry

After downloading reg.exe,

REG DELETE [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DELL Corporation]

Output - is searching for \\corporation host becoz there is a space between Dell & Coroporation.

What to do?
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Muthukumar_5
Honored Contributor

Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

Guys, show him a way to delete registries with spaces?

hth.
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Volker Spies
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Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

Hi Mugilvannan,

try it with Quotation marks

REGEDIT -"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DELL Corporation]"

So that the blank does not matter.

Regards

Volker
Mugilvannan
Valued Contributor

Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

Finally it working for,

REG DELETE "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DELL Corporation\MA_ROOT"

But even though I'm using /f is not force to delete without prompt. Still its asking for

Permanently delete registry value MA_ROOT (Y/N)?

How to resolve this?
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Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

It is strange. Force working well for me.
Anyway, try to use :
echo Y | REG DELETE "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DELL Corporation\MA_ROOT"

Mugilvannan
Valued Contributor

Re: How to delete registry directory with out regedit

I resolved it making a .sh file which calling the .bat file :)
.sh file contains:
cd /
C:\del_reg.bat<Y
EOF
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