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Microsoft KB Archive/171734

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Error Message: The Selected Branch Does Not Exist...


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0


When you attempt use Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) to export a registry key from a remote registry, you may receive the following error message:

The selected branch does not exist. Make sure that the correct path is given.


Registry Editor cannot distinguish between local and remote registries when exporting registry keys.


If you are running Windows NT 4.0, use Regedt32.exe to export registry keys from remote registries. Note that you cannot run Regedt32.exe in Windows 95 because it relies on files that are not included with Windows 95.


When you attempt to export a registry key from a remote registry, Registry Editor attempts to export the key from the local registry. If the registry key you are attempting to export does not exist in the local registry, you receive the above error message. If th1e registry key does exist in the local registry, Registry Editor exports the key from the local registry instead of exporting it from the remote registry.

Keywords : kberrmsg kbtool win95
Issue type :
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW400 kbWinNTW400search kbWinNT400xsearch kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS400xsearch kbWinNTS400 kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 16, 2000
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