RegSaveKey fails

Posted on 1997-07-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Under NT 4.0,Visual c++ 4.1.
RegSaveKey always fails (given a valid handle, path for file that doesn't exist, and NULL for security attrib.)
I need: a possible explanation + a working source code example using the RegSaveKey and its compliant RegRestoreKey.
Question by:lilach
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Be sure that you pass valid directory for file that doesn't exist. For example you pass "c:\dir1\subdir1\file.reg" but there is no "subdir1" subdirectory in "c:\dir1" or there is no "dir1" directory on "c:" drive. "RegSaveKey" function can't create new directory.

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1.OfCourse the directory exists.
2.I asked for a working source code..

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I checked under win95 ,and it works.


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pcs071997 earned 150 total points
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The calling process must have the SE_BACKUP_NAME privilege. For more information about privileges, see Privileges(in visual c++ online help).

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