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Registry Jump opens Regedit to a specific path

Registry editor (regedit.exe) is known not to be particularly comfortable, Microsoft has made hardly any changes to the now old-fashioned windows tool in recent years.

In addition to the search function, the Registry Editor does not offer a direct way to jump to a specific key, which is especially annoying if you have to hail through a particularly long registry key.

However, there is also a tool for this, Microsoft offers from the Sysinternals collection a free tool called RegJump, which can be downloaded here.

The small command line applet takes a registry path and opens Regedit for that path. It accepts root keys in the standard form such as: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and in short form with HKLM.

Regjump v1.1
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usage: regjump <<path>|-c>
  -c Copy path from clipboard.
e.g.: regjump HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindows

Particularly helpful is to paste a key path from the clipboard with the option -c (Copy path from clipboard).

How to check .NET version with PowerShell

To check the .NET Framework version with PowerShell on Windows 10 and Windows 11, follow these steps.

Hit the key on your keyboard and typing “powershell”, right-click the top result and choose Run as administrator.

Paste the following line into PowerShell and hit the Enter key.

Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP' -Recurse | Get-ItemProperty -Name Version,Release -EA 0 | Where { $_.PSChildName -match '^(?!S)\p{L}'} | Select PSChildName, Version, Release

If you ran the command above, PowerShell will return the information for both the client and the full version of .NET Framework installed on Windows 10 or if you are already using Windows 11.

How to check .NET version with PowerShell