Unable to delete registry value

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I have a registry value in which the name is having \ and when I am trying to delete the registry,it is failing because of \.

The registry is given below.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{2D46B6DC-2207-486B-B523-A557E6D54B47}]
"C:\\ProgramData\\Symantec\\Symantec Endpoint Protection\\"="C:\\ProgramData\\Symantec\\Symantec Endpoint Protection\\"

Can you please suggest how to delete the last value.

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Welcome to the forum!

Autoit does *NOT* "escape" the BACKSLASHES. So you will need to make the double BACKSLASHES single BACKSLASHES.


Please lookup in the help file:



and possibly ...


... in case you also need to handle keys / values in HKLM


$key="HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{2D46B6DC-2207-486B-B523-A557E6D54B47}"
$val="C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\"

MsgBox(0,"Result","KeyName: " & $key & @CRLF & _
"ValueName: " & $val & @CRLF & _
"ValueContent: " & $Current & @CRLF & _
"ErrorCode: " & @error)



Regards, Rudi.

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