Windows: Open Registry Editor regedit.exe at a given key
regedit.exe does not accept any command line parameters for opening a given key.
With this hack it does 🙂 Simply set the last opened key to your key.
Create a batch file openreg.cmd
@echo off if %1=="" exit /b 1 set OPEN_REGKEY=Computer\%1 reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit\ /v Lastkey /d %OPEN_REGKEY% /t REG_SZ /f regedit Try it. Importend: You have to set a "Computer\" in front of your key, because regedit could also open keys on other computers. c:\> openreg.cmd "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT"