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Hello,

I wrote already for the same question but I never receipt response.

How to delete a key in the registry found by RegQueryValue.

Ex : in the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\xyz , the value of reg (by example ) is 32568
I want delete the key HKEY\\LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\32568

I'm want delete key that is value !!!!! Thanks. The value is the Key !!!!



How do I do ?

Thanks
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First thing first, there is no Win32 API function called RegQueryKey ! You either mean RegQueryInfoKey
or RegQueryValueEx. As to your question, if I understand correctly you want to delete a key called 32568
that is a subkey of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software. What you should do is open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software using RegOpenKeyEx and then use RegDeleteKey:

HKEY hKey;
if ( RegOpenKeyEx(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,                  TEXT("Software"), 0,                  KEY_ALL_ACCESS, &hKey) == ERROR_SUCCESS ) {
  RegDeleteKey(hKey, TEXT("32568"));
  RegCloseKey(hKey);
}

Note that if 32568 has subkeys this will not work on all versions of Windows NT. If you must also support these platforms you must write a recursive decent and delete routine. If 32568 is actually a value use RegDeleteValue instead of RegDeleteKey.

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