Windows Registry is a hierarchical cum complex system that contains settings of each and every component of Windows Computer. The user who has the way with Windows Registry can play with minor as well as major default settings of all components, applications and much more. If you like to use Windows registry and even bookmark your favorite registry paths for repetitive use, then you’d probably like to know how you can share favorite registry keys with others.

It is quite useful if you own multiple computers and want to use same registry tricks on few or all of the PCs. Even if you need to share favorite registry keys with your friends or colleagues, this trick can help you.

Also read: How To Bookmark Favorite Locations In Windows Registry Editor 

How To Share Favorite Registry Keys With Others

Hit the Start button, type regedit in the search box and tap Enter key to launch Windows Registry Editor.

share favorite registry keys with other windows users

Now navigate the following given path in Registry Editor.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\ Favorites

share favorite registry keys with other windows users

Now right click on the Favorites key and select Export option from the list. Save the .reg file on a specified storage location on your PC.

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That’s it. Your file is ready to share with others. Transfer the .reg file to the computer system on which, you want the same registry keys in favorites menu.

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Double click on the imported .reg file and follow the prompted on screen instructions to add those favorites on the current Windows PC (on which .reg file is imported).

Also read: How to Disable Windows 10 Update

Note: It is recommended not to play with Windows Registry Editor unless or until you are aware of basics of this complex structure. As we told you earlier in this blog post that Windows Registry contains all the default settings of the Computer system, so misusing Registry may corrupt your Windows and make your PC unstable. So we don’t suggest a fresher to use Registry editor. If you have some knowledge and stick to our instructions then there would be no problem but still we recommend you to take Windows Registry backup as well as the data of your PC before starting to use this trick.


  1. Thanks, Kiran for sharing this great tip… We often face a problem with currupted registry entries. With this technique, we can simply export the correct registry entry from another system. Yes, you are right, playing with the registry can cause more problem if we don’t know what we are playing with.


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