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Trying to find registry key which uses Asterisk (*) in name

Trying to find registry key which uses Asterisk (*) in name

Trying to find registry key which uses Asterisk (*) in name

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Hello,

I am looking for a way to search for the asterisk in the name of the key in the registry.  Below is the code.  The * is the actual name of the key in the registry.

Get-Item HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\LDVPMenu | Remove-Item -Force -WhatIf

I don't remember if it is possible to search for a name which uses that special character.  If it is, can you show me the how the code works for it.

Thanks
Brian

RE: Trying to find registry key which uses Asterisk (*) in name

Oldish thread - newbie here.

I'm not sure about protocols here at Tek-Tips but I would suggest that this task is easy in a batch file.

To search the HKLM branch:

@echo off
reg query hklm /s /f h /k |find "*" >"results.txt"

RE: Trying to find registry key which uses Asterisk (*) in name

Try escaping the special characters with a back-tick, `

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