reg copy

Copies a registry entry to a specified location on the local or remote computer.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax

reg copy <KeyName1> <KeyName2> [/s] [/f]

Parameters

Parameter Description
<KeyName1> Specifies the full path of the subkey to copy. To specify a remote computer, include the computer name (in the format \\ComputerName) as part of the KeyName. Omitting \\ComputerName\ causes the operation to default to the local computer. The KeyName must include a valid root key. Valid root keys for the local computer are: HKLM, HKCU, HKCR, HKU, and HKCC. If a remote computer is specified, valid root keys are: HKLM and HKU.
<KeyName2> Specifies the full path of the subkey destination. To specify a remote computer, include the computer name (in the format \\ComputerName) as part of the KeyName. Omitting \\ComputerName\ causes the operation to default to the local computer. The KeyName must include a valid root key. Valid root keys for the local computer are: HKLM, HKCU, HKCR, HKU, and HKCC. If a remote computer is specified, valid root keys are: HKLM and HKU.
/s Copies all subkeys and entries under the specified subkey.
/f Copies the subkey without prompting for confirmation.
/? Displays help for reg copy at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • Reg does not ask for confirmation when copying a subkey.
  • The following table lists the return values for the reg copy operation.
Value Description
0 Success
1 Failure

Examples

To copy all subkeys and values under the key MyApp to the key SaveMyApp, type:

REG COPY HKLM\Software\MyCo\MyApp HKLM\Software\MyCo\SaveMyApp /s

To copy all values under the key MyCo on the computer named ZODIAC to the key MyCo1 on the current computer, type:

REG COPY \\ZODIAC\HKLM\Software\MyCo HKLM\Software\MyCo1

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key