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Registry Editor Save Key Saves Key on Wrong Computer
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This article was previously published under Q139600
When you run Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE), open the registry of a remote computer, and attempt to save the registry information of a specific key by choosing Save Key from the Registry menu, the following error message appears:
Registry Editor could not accomplish the requested operation.
If the remote computer and the local computer have the same directory structure for the destination directory, the registry key is saved on the remote computer. This problem also occurs if you typed in a local path. If there's already a file with this name locally, the local file is deleted.
To work around this problem, create a directory with a unique name on the remote computer and save to that directory.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT version 3.51. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.