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Failed to Update Registry: Please Try Using Reg Edit

Barry Shiong

This message indicates that there is a permissions specific issue with the following SolidWorks registry keys located in your PC's registry:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSldAssem.Document

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSldDraw.Document

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSldPart.Document

To fix this issue, please follow the steps below:

  1. Select your Windows Start button and then Run Type in REGEDIT -- you will now be in your registry
  2. Find the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT folder and expand it
  3. Right-click select each of the following files and select Permissions HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSldAssem.Document, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSldDraw.Document, and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSldPart.Document
  4. Make sure that each file has been set to the following permissions level: "Full Control" and "Read." After the files are set with the correct permissions the errors that you are seeing will no longer be generated when you launch SolidWorks.
  5. Lastly Reboot.
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