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How can I trace a folder location in a computer automatically. ie. Templates folder in office, it could be in c:\.......\templates or may be d:\........\templates. I need a code that searches for it because I want to install templates directly to it.
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If it is the office templates folder you are looking for, you can retrieve the value from the registry.
Look in :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Micorosft\Office\8.0\Common\FileNew\LocalTemplates

Or check for other versions of office.
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I have not worked with the registry before, please can u send me a sample code for that.

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Search the microsoft site for VBREG.bas. That module contains more than enough registry funtions to get you started.
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Thanks, I have got the regvb, but it is complicated, i appreciate if you can start me up with sample code for this particular problem.
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The fololowing is an article that explains how to use the functions, there is lots of smaples supplied.

"Reading and Modifying the Windows Registry Through Visual Basic"
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thanks
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