Error importing registry settings, you can only import binary registry files

You may try to run a registry (*.reg) file only to receive this strange error:

Cannot Import ... The Specified is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.

Assuming you have a registry settings file, then your problem may come from

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the encoding of the file, or from a missing statement.

Do not use unicode encoding in a registry file; you have to open it with a simple text editor and save it as ascii text.

Besides, while you have the file open in your editor make sure you see this statement at the very top of the file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

If this line is missing, you won’t be able to import the settings in the registry. Enjoy!

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