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The Find tool in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) searches for string values only. It is not able to locate data contained in a DWORD or Binary value.
To search for data contained in a DWORD or Binary value, you must first export the branch you want to search to a text file. Then, open the file in a text editor and use the editor's search tool to find the data.
NOTE: Regedit.exe is included with Windows NT 4.0 in addition to Regedt32.exe. The Windows NT version of Regedit.exe is identical to the version in Windows 95.
To search for DWORD data (such as "0x1234abcd") or Binary data (such as "12 34 ab cd") using this technique, follow these steps:
Article ID: 161678 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.1