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PowerShell Get Registry Values or Entries

Navigating the registry is sometimes annoying you need to click here and there.

With the use of PowerShell life can be easier, provided you know exactly the complete registry path.

Below is a PowerShell cmdlet that will list all the software that will run automatically on the computer for all users.

Get-ItemProperty -Path Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

The PowerShell cmdlet below will list the software that will run automatically for the currently logged on user in which the command is executed.

Get-ItemProperty -Path Registry::HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Sample Output:

Akamai NetSession Interface : "C:\Users\User_007_JB\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe"
ISUSPM                      : "C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler                                           
Sidebar                     : C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
LightScribe Control Panel   : C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden
PSPath                      : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
PSParentPath                : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
PSChildName                 : Run
PSProvider                  : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry

If you're not familiar how the registry works, running PowerShell commands above will not do harm to your system.

It only queries or list values on the registry path specified. But changing those values might affect your system if you don't know exactly what you are doing.

Check out this Technet link to dig further:

To query the registry via command line, check out link below:


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