Variables in Registry Keys?


K

Keith

Can I use the %username% system variable in a registry key in a .reg file?

Thanks
 
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Mark V

In said:
Can I use the %username% system variable in a registry key in a
.reg file?
Yes but the valuename "type" must be REG_EXPAND_SZ (Expand String) in
order for the system to, well, expand the value of the named
environment variable. Otherwise it will just look like a literal "%
username%" string as in type REG_SZ.
 
M

Mark V

In said:
Can I use the %username% system variable in a registry key in a
.reg file?
Yes but the valuename "type" must be REG_EXPAND_SZ (Expand String) in
order for the system to, well, expand the value of the named
environment variable. Otherwise it will just look like a literal "%
username%" string as in type REG_SZ.
 
K

Keith

Thank you

Mark V said:
Yes but the valuename "type" must be REG_EXPAND_SZ (Expand String) in
order for the system to, well, expand the value of the named
environment variable. Otherwise it will just look like a literal "%
username%" string as in type REG_SZ.
 
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K

Keith

Thank you

Mark V said:
Yes but the valuename "type" must be REG_EXPAND_SZ (Expand String) in
order for the system to, well, expand the value of the named
environment variable. Otherwise it will just look like a literal "%
username%" string as in type REG_SZ.
 

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