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Chimaera

Am i doing this right?

I use this to backup a key

RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & 'regedit /e "' & @HomeDrive & '\RegBackup\HKLM_Run.reg" "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"', "", @SW_HIDE)

Which works fine.

Now im lead to believe that changing the /e for /s does the opposite

RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & 'regedit /s "' & @HomeDrive & '\RegBackup\HKLM_Run.reg"', "", @SW_HIDE)

But im not seeing the key reappear that was backed up?

So is it right?

Many thanks

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guinness

Just curious but why don't you use the Registry functions in AutoIt to backup the Run key? I think it would be a good challenge for you and you would learn a lot too :graduated: About your problem, what happens if you run this code directly in a cmd prompt? I'm unable to test right now, but looking at the code there doesn't appear to be any syntax errors, though in saying that I don't use regedit that often (never!)


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BrewManNH

Instead of hiding all of the command line prompts and such, troubleshooting 101 says you should try to run it visibly and see what errors you're getting if any before trying to go farther.

First, swap /k for /c, then get rid of the /s and the @SW_HIDE so you can see if you're getting any messages from RegEdit.


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