Regjump : Jump directly to any key in the Registry

Regjump is a small command line tool from Sysinternals which lets you jump directly to a registry key when supplied with a registry path.

Sysinternals is currently owned by Microsoft and all their tools are reliable.

Regjump works with normal paths and paths which include abbreviations like HKLM, HKCU, etc. This is a very useful tool when you need to go to a registry key specified on some Windows help article. You no longer need to navigate through hundreds of entries; just copy the registry path and supply it as an argument to Regjump. Let’s take a look at how it works. 

Optional: Put Regjump in System Path

Regjump is a  portable tool; there is no need to install it; you can just place it in any folder and run it from there. It would be convenient to place it in the system path. What I usually do is to store all such command line utilities in a single folder and add that folder to the system path. For instruction about how to add a folder to the system path, see Add folder to system path in Windows 10.

Run Regjump

First, start the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
Image showing Command Prompt being run as admin Assuming that you have already put Regjump in the system path, all you need to do is to type regjump and paste in the registry path you have copied.

regjump <Regsitry Path>

If regjump is not in system path you either need to CD to the directory containing regjump or type the full path to regjump.
The registry editor opens up and automatically navigates to the path you have specified.

If you have the registry path in your clipboard, you could ask Regjump to read it from there instead of pasting it in the command line. In this case, the command would be:

regjump -c

An alternative method to run regjump

Here is an alternative approach for those who are not familiar with the command line and don’t want to bother with System Paths. Open the folder you have placed Regjump and open Powershell as administrator.
Go to File Menu ➾ Open Windows PowerShell ➾ Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.
Running Powershell as administratorNow just type either of the commands specified earlier:

  • Regjump followed by a space and the registry path you want to go to.
  • Regjump -c after copying the registry path to the clipboard.

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