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Get registry entry failed error loading scan source or file import source


QAID # 19098 Published

Question / Problem:

The following error occurs when attempting to load scan source or file import source information in Kofax VRS:

Get registry entry failed.

Answer / Solution:

The Get registry entry error can occur if the user account of the currently logged-in user does not have the necessary permissions to access the Kofax Keys in the Windows Registry. This can occur even if the user account is a member of a Group that does have the necessary permissions.

To resolve this issue, grant the necessary permissions to the user account as defined in the following article:

KB 17527 — Permissions on a Windows 7 - 10 system for Kofax VRS 


The Get registry entry error can also occur if the following file has been corrupted or wiped by antivirus or other security software:



To recreate the KofaxReg.xml file:

  1. Backup and delete the existing KofaxReg.xml file
  2. Perform a repair installation of Kofax VRS
  3. If VRS is licensed using a Standalone Software VRS license, reactivate the license in the VRS Administration Console.


If the KofaxReg.xml file is corrupted or wiped repeatedly, use Windows Auditing to determine which application(s) is/are making changes to the file:

KB 3024887 - Windows Auditing to Monitor File or Folder Changes



Applies to:

Product  Version 
VRS 4.5