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Rename Registry Value

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Hello All

This is a really simple question, I did try searching but it was in vain so in a last resort I am posting this.

How can I rename a registry key with autoit? I am trying to rename a registry value but I am not sure how.

For example I want to change HKCU\Software\Test\TestValue to HKCU\Software\Test\ChangedValue. How do I do that?

thanks

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Hi,

If you need to rename the value name, you will have to read the value content, delete the old key, and then create new key with readed values...

Something like this:

$Old_Value = RegRead("HKCU\Software\Test", "TestValue")
$Value_Type = _GetExtendedType(@extended)

RegWrite("HKCU\Software\Test", "ChangedValue", $Value_Type, $Old_Value)
RegDelete("HKCU\Software\Test", "TestValue")

Func _GetExtendedType($Extended)
    Local $RegTypeArr[6] = [5, "REG_SZ", "REG_MULTI_SZ", "REG_EXPAND_SZ", "REG_DWORD", "REG_BINARY"]
    For $i = 1 To 5
        If $Extended = $i Then Return $RegTypeArr[$i]
    Next
EndFunc

With registry paths is more complicated, but it's possible (using RegEnumKey/Val in loop).


 

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Ok Toda very much. I see the logic in what you are saying and have written some code to reflect that. It would be better if you could just have a rename key function but i guess i will have to make a request in that section eh.

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