Solved

How to find where application stores user settings

Posted on 2004-10-15
4
200 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
Hi, I am desperate to find out where HP Precision Scan Pro stores its user entered settings data.
HP Prec Pro allows you to enter a desired resolution and scan area etc, and then save it as a setting with a name.  If you use the name 'default' it picks up these settings on startup and defaults to them.
My vb app uses twain to start HP Prec Pro with the default settings.
However, I want to create the default settings on my users pc and so need to find out where they are stored so I can copy them and include them in the installation.
I have looked for config files and registry entries but I haven't found anything.
Can anyone tell me where they are stored, or how to find out, or if it will even be possible?
Sorry if this is not strictly a vb.net question, but this area seems to be where all the clever guys are...
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:mikesteribar
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:armoghan
ID: 12318045
You will be needing some file system utility to find out the change in any file.

Better would be to ask in security section or just give a link over there
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
RonaldBiemans earned 500 total points
ID: 12318204
Hi mikesteribar,

You can find it in the registry under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Hewlett Packard\HP precision PRO\settings

In there you will find a key "array", it is in there, It is a binary array though

If you double click on it you will see the names you gave in the right side (The left side is the binary code)

0
 

Author Comment

by:mikesteribar
ID: 12318317
Thanks Ronald,

Works perfectly - I have tested and can just enter data back into the registry:)

Very pleased, but tinged with a bit of embaressment - can't believe I didn't find it.

Mike.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:RonaldBiemans
ID: 12318318
Bye the way it is also under

HKEY_USERS\....
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Creating an analog clock UserControl seems fairly straight forward.  It is, after all, essentially just a circle with several lines in it!  Two common approaches for rendering an analog clock typically involve either manually calculating points with…
The ECB site provides FX rates for major currencies since its inception in 1999 in the form of an XML feed. The files have the following format (reducted for brevity) (CODE) There are three files available HERE (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exch…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question