Registry access denied importing .reg file

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by doccolo, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. doccolo

    doccolo New Member

    Dec 21, 2009
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    I got windows 7 starter edition on my new netbook.
    I'm trying to importing .reg file necessary to run a program that i use for work but i received that message.
    I 'm the administrtor, the only user and i'm not virus affected.
    I right-clicked on regedit.exe and selected "run ad administrator" but when i try to import, the same message.
    I try to right clik on every registry key and cheched if i got full control of them, and i have... but it's always the same message: "impossible to import XXXXXX.reg registry access denied"
    Note that the file should add a key in the directory HKEY_CURRENT_USER, not changing system keys.
    what can i do? :(

    (ps sorry for my english, but i'm italian ):cool:
  2. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

    Jul 6, 2009
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    If it is not too private, could you attach the reg key to a post for examination?

    Before that, You may need to take ownership of the key. Open the attached zip file and run" Take ownership" Now, when you right click a file or folde
    r, you will find an option to "take ownership" . Click this for you reg file, and then try to import it again.

    Uusal warning - Make a backup of your registry before doing so!
    #2 RAK, Dec 21, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  3. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Try running command prompt as an admin and typing in
    "net user administrator /active"
    This will set your account as the admin for all defaults.

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