Merging Reg Files



We're setting up an Access 2007 application that requires a ODBC connection
as well as having a specific folder added to the Trust Center. I want to
export the specific registry entries to a single .reg file and then merge
them in.

1) The entries are in two different locations in the registry. Once I've
exported them using the EXPORT, is it just a matter of copying and pasting
the contents of the two files together? I'd like a single reg file to make
it easier to setup.

2) When reg files are merged in, if any entries already exist with the same
values, are they ignored? In other words, does the merge only look at the
differences between the machine's registry and the external file and add in
the differences or make changes to the values that differ?

David H

Douglas J. Steele

1) Yes, you can easily combine two files by copying and pasting.

2) What difference does it make? If the entry already exists, who cares if
you reset it? <g> On the other hand, if the key exists with a different
value than what's in the reg file, it will get reset.


I was just covering my bases. I was thinking that if the .reg file was
merged more than once that it wouldn't cause any problems but wanted to be
certain. I have no desire to be the cause of taking down several PC's.

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