LKBEN10783: Howto delete a single registry value with a reg file


You want to delete a certain value but the key should stay




This can be used to delete a registry hive

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}]

In this case you delete all the values the hive contains. To just delete on of the values you can use the following construct:



Please note the minus behind the comparison. If you cannot delete the registry key, you should have a look at your rights to delete the value. Under HKLM (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE) you might need administrator rights.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.