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Convert .reg files to regwrite commands

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Emolas

It bothers me trying to troubleshoot a .vbs calling a .bat that calls a .exe that imports a file so I'm converting all of our old batch files and assorted scripting messes into a more simplified single script with as much as possible running native AutoIT commands. Unfortunately, there are several .reg files that have hundreds of entries. I could rewrite them all but programming is supposed to enable lazy guys like me to let computers do the work for them and I forsee a use for something like this in the future.

So, before I start writing a script to convert the text in a .reg file into useable AutoIT commands, has someone already done it?

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FireFox

Hi,

Firstly, you are posting in the wrong forum section (the right one is General Help and Support), this post should be moved by a Moderator.

Secondly, I'm sure that I have seen this in the past, so make a forum search.

Br, FireFox.

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JLogan3o13

Hi, Emolas. Why convert them at all? You could use FileInstall to add the .reg files to the compiled script, then import the reg files during run-time. Check the help file for more on FileInstall, but I would do something like this:

FileInstall("C:1.reg", @TempDir & "1.reg")
 ShellExecute("regedit.exe", '/s "' & @TempDir & '1.reg')
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BrewManNH

Another way is to use IniRead on the *.reg files, they're set up like INI files with section names being the keys and the contents of the sections being the names and the values of the names. Use the read in information to create your RegWrites.


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Emolas

Thank you for the quick responses. Usually I am able to find just about anything I need by searching the forums here but I was unable to locate anything like this so I posted in hopes that someone recalled whether they had seen one.

@jlogan3013 - I considered doing that but it goes against my desires by still having several files and calling external commands when I am trying to consolidate.

@BrewManNH - I like that idea, it will make the string manipulation easier than just reading the lines and parsing the text.

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Emolas

Thank you, I'll give them both a try.

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