How do I export a key in ANSI format from the registry?

A. To export a key from the registry in ANSI format, use the /a switch:

regedit /a <registry file> "<registry key>"

For example, the following command exports the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software key in ANSI format from the hklm.reg file.

regedit /a c:\hklm.reg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software"

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