Windows Server

Open in Regedit in IE

One of the coolest tricks I saw lately came from one of my Students – Shay Levy (visit his blog at

Many tips published on various websites, including articles found on the site, heavily use registry modifications and additions. These articles and tips usually tell you that in order to perform this or that, you need to open Regedit.exe (the registry editing tool), navigate to this or that registry path, and create, delete or modify registry keys and values.

In order to make your life easier, Shay has created this cool Internet Explorer add-in, that allows you to easily open Regedit and point it to the exact registry path, without the need to manually open Regedit.exe and begin to look for the relevant entry.

For example:

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Instead of performing these steps (this is just an example) –

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Do this:

  1. Download and install Open In (290kb) Note: Tool has been modified due to some issues with the previous setup program that has caused Norton Anti-Virus to flag it as a Trojan. Version Update Note: Tool has been updated to version 1.4 that now fully supports Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
  1. Close and re-open a new Internet Explorer window.
  2. Highlight the same registry path found above, then right-click it and select Open in Regedit.


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