How to restore deleted registry keys in Windows 7/8/10

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You may have heard of freeware that allows you to recover deleted files from your Windows operating system – but what if you worked with the Windows registry and accidentally deleted a registry key?

Well, we always recommend that you back up the registry or create a system restore point before working on it, but you may find that you don’t have a backup and you deleted a key by mistake. In such a case, restoring the backed up registry or returning the created system to the restore point would be the best option to recover the deleted registry key.

Recover deleted registry keys

February 2021 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


Freeware searches and attempts to list deleted registry keys. Right-clicking the deleted item(s) allows you to export the key(s) to a file that can be easily reimported into the registry. It is not only able to find deleted registry keys, but can even provide additional details, for example where the keys were deleted.

has many other characteristics. This is a minimal version of a registry viewer that attempts to analyze hives in the Windows registry and display the results in a tree view. It has a powerful and fast search at.(2)(1), it ensures that there is no corruption or changes to the active hive during scanning./span>

(1) runs under Windows 10/8/7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. There is also a version for Linux.

UPDATE : This is no longer a freeware.

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