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Part: VI Appendixes > Finding Information in the Registry

Finding Information in the Registry

Now that you now how to access and navigate through the Registry, you might also want to know how to find information in it. Various chapters throughout this book have provided information about changing, exporting, and importing Registry keys. For example, an easy way to share a Master Category List with another user is to export the Registry key and send it to the other user. Although Chapter 7 provides detailed information about the location of the Category Registry key, you might just want to search for it rather than navigate through the tree structure of the Registry. After all, you won't always know the complete path to the information you need. In addition, the information you're after might be stored in multiple locations. The Registry Editor has a Find utility that can help you locate any information you need.

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The Registry Editor's Find utility searches only text values. So, searching for the value of a key that's stored in binary format won't be successful. You can, however, search for the name of that Registry key. For example, searching for a particular Outlook category in the Registry will be unsuccessful because category information is stored in binary format. You can, however, search for a particular Outlook entry type because that information is stored in text format.



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