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How to get the needed registry values ?

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Cizzar
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How to get the needed registry values ?

I want to make an app portable, but it uses registry keys.
So, is there a tool that can determine the used keys and maybe write a .reg file to add and delete those keys from the registry ? If yes, how does it work exactly ?

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a possible solution, maybe?

a possible solution, maybe? Altiris makes a program called SVS, which creates portable registry "layers" during the installation of a program. I'm pretty sure that you can open up one of those layers in notepad, and see what registry entries were written there, rather than to you actual registry. Although this potentially makes any program portable, the software is only free for a trial version, but can be a useful tool for catching reg entries. Google for it, or search this forum, I'm sure there was already a discussion about this software.

You can also search this forum for registry tools, to see what others are already using.

RMB Fixed
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Try regcompare :

regcompare :
http://www.teodorsportfolio.go.ro/myapp/regcompare/thumbnails.html
VirusTotal scan of archive : http://www.virustotal.com/resultado.html?618c6ba702a67658531420c714d85622
Just take a snapshot of the registry before and after installing/running the app
and use regcompare to find the keys it creates .

There is also regmonitor, but that is from m$/sysinternals and it just shows you the keys that are in use ..

Jacob Mastel
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Sandboxie

If you download sandboxie it writes all of a programs data in to a sandbox that doesn't affect your computer. It also writes a .reg store file at the root of the sandbox.
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yurzub
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Hmm, I didn't realize

Hmm, I didn't realize sandboxie allows you to install from inside it. that is quite cool and useful.

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Yes it does.

Just run the installer and when it finishes open the sandbox, and it will show everything the installer did. You can see where everything was put and whether or not it left behind registry entries so much easier than manually looking.
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Wow.

I agree.

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