"regedit.exe" - Viewing Registry Values

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view registry values for the FreeCell game program, which stores game play statistics of each user in the registry.

The next exercise is to view registry values related to FreeCell:

1. Start "regedit.exe".

2. Follow the registry key tree and locate the first FreeCell registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
   \CurrentVersion\Applets\FreeCell

You should see 7 registry values under the "FreeCell" key as shown this picture:
regedit.exe - FreeCell Registry Values

3. If you have played FreeCell before, you know that those registry values are recorded by FreeCell as your personal game scores.

4. Start FreeCell, then click menu "Game > Statistics". You will see your game play scores as shown in this picture:
FreeCell Game Statistics

If you read your game statistics carefully, you will see that those numbers are actually stored as registry values under the "FreeCell" registry key. For example, "Total won: 79" is stored as registry value of "won" with a data of "4f" which is the Hex number of "79"

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 What Is Windows Registry?

 Registry Hives - HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD

 Registry Supporting Files - Registry Backups

 What Is the Registry Editor - "regedit.exe"

 "regedit.exe" - Finding Registry Keys for FreeCell

"regedit.exe" - Viewing Registry Values

 "regedit.exe" - Changing Registry Values

 "regedit.exe" - Exporting Registry Keys

 "regedit.exe" - Importing Registry Keys

 Command Line Console Registry Tool - "reg.exe"

 "reg.exe" - Query Registry Keys and Values

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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