double backslash in .reg file?

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Tiny Turtle

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Apologies in advance if this has been clarified elsewhere, but between me and the search engine we couldn't come up with an answer.

In .reg files (as the "Add a weblink to the Start menu"-files) paths are listed with directories separated by two backslashes (%SystemRoot%\\system32\\shell32.dll). Is there a reason for this? When I enter stuff into the registry, it seems like it likes paths with one backslash at a time better.

Can anyone recommend a comprehensive tutorial on registry editing?
 
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Dirk Diggler

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This is purely so that the registry can differeniate between registry KEY addresses and hard-drive Addresses.

As for a comrehensive tutorial on the registry, I believe Axcel will have a good one on his site:-
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