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Specify the Registry key and value name to read value data into the dynamic Variable Wizard value that can be further used as a parameter in other Actions of the same Task.

Registry key Specify the Registry key that contains the value which needs to be read.
Value name Specify the name of Windows Registry value that will be read into the dynamic Variable Wizard value for use by subsequent Actions. The Read Registry Value Action can read the following value types:
  • DWORD 32-bit · value data can store 32-bit integers.
  • QWORD 64-bit · a 64-bit integer.
  • Binary · any arbitrary data in hexadecimal format.
  • String · character sequence.
  • Multi-String · stores an enter-separated list of strings.
  • Expandable String · values can contain environment variables.
  • None · the value data type is not specified.
BrowseBrowse Windows registry buttonUse Registry browser to conveniently locate and select the necessary Windows registry key or value.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.


  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Read Registry Value. Access the Windows Registry key name, value name, value type, and the data read. Additionally, events indicating the success or failure of the Registry value read operation are logged.


  • The difference between running Automation Workshop 32 and 64-bit versions on 64-bit Windows is that some of Windows Registry calls by 32-bit Automation Workshop are transparently redirected to locations under \Wow6432Node, for example:
    …if a Registry call is made to access Registry path:
    …Automation Workshop 32-bit is redirected to location:

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