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I would like to add a trusted location key to the registry using vba.
I am using the following vba code to determine if the registry key already exists:

If RegKeyExists("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Access\Security\Trusted Locations\BEApplication\") = False Then
        ' Code for adding registry key
    Else
        ' Key exists - do nothing
    End If

Function RegKeyExists(i_RegKey As String) As Boolean
Dim myWS As Object

  On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
  'access Windows scripting
  Set myWS = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
  'try to read the registry key
  myWS.RegRead i_RegKey
  'key was found
  RegKeyExists = True
  Exit Function
 
ErrorHandler:
  'key was not found
  RegKeyExists = False
End Function

The above code works, returning True if the registry key exists and False if it does not.

I have created a .reg file for adding the registry key.   The contents of the .reg file are as follows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Access\Security\Trusted Locations\BEApplication]
"Path"="C:\\Access2010Applications\\"
"Description"="Access2010Applications"

I can click on this .reg file and the registry key gets added successfully.
How do I accomplish the same thing via vba.
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Question by:dsoderstrom
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by:Alexander Eßer [Alex140181]
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I think this guide will help you:
http://slipstick.com/developer/read-and-change-a-registry-key-using-vba/

see function "RegKeySave":
Sub RegKeySave(i_RegKey As String, _
               i_Value As String, _
      Optional i_Type As String = "REG_DWORD")
Dim myWS As Object
 
  'access Windows scripting
  Set myWS = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
  'write registry key
  myWS.RegWrite i_RegKey, i_Value, i_Type
 
End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 39768440
try this

If RegKeyExists("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Access\Security\Trusted Locations\BEApplication\") = False Then
        ' Code for adding registry key
            Dim myWS As Object, strPath
            strPath = <Folder Path>
            Set myWS = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
            
            myWS.RegWrite "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Access\Security\Trusted Locations\BEApplication\Path",strPath,"REG_SZ"

            
    Else
        ' Key exists - do nothing
    End If
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by:dsoderstrom
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Worked perfectly!  Thank You
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by:Alexander Eßer [Alex140181]
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nice, very nice.... speechless
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