double backslash in .reg file?


Tiny Turtle

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?

Dirk Diggler

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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