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Posted on 2014-03-05
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Hi I am trying to delete some know registry problems on my computer as apart of a test program I'm working on. I have the follow but can't get it to work correctly, the values exist in the Registry however I can't seem to get it to loop and delete them correctly.

Please help with code or code clean up that leads to an working state.

Dim reginfo(5) As String
        reginfo(0) = "SOFTWARE\ClASSES\AppGraffiti.AppGraffitiJS"
        reginfo(1) = "SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}"
        reginfo(2) = "SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{058F0E48-61CA-4964-9FBA-1978A1BB060D}"
        reginfo(3) = "SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{1241CEBD-9777-4BC6-AAE5-2A77E25DB246}"
        reginfo(4) = "SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{13119113-0854-469D-807A-171568457991}"
        reginfo(5) = "SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{173A5778-34BF-48A2-8A5E-6963CE922FED}"

        For regdata = LBound(reginfo) To UBound(reginfo)

            If My.Computer.Registry.LocalMachine.GetValue(reginfo(regdata), Nothing, Nothing) Is Nothing Then
                MsgBox(reginfo(regdata) & " - Not Found")
            Else
                MsgBox(reginfo(regdata) & " - Found")
            End If

        Next

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The goal is to find the match and remove it from the registry.
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Seems your array contains SUBKEYS, not values, so
     For regdata = LBound(reginfo) To UBound(reginfo)
            Dim subkey = My.Computer.Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey(reginfo(regdata))
            If subkey Is Nothing Then
                MsgBox(reginfo(regdata) & " - Not Found")
            Else
                MsgBox(reginfo(regdata) & " - Found")
                subkey.Close()
                'My.Computer.Registry.LocalMachine.DeleteSubKeyTree(reginfo(regdata), False)
            End If
        Next

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Actually you can just use
For regdata = LBound(reginfo) To UBound(reginfo)
             My.Computer.Registry.LocalMachine.DeleteSubKeyTree(reginfo(regdata), False)
        Next

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The second parameter of DeleteSubkeyTree (which is False) means that method just skip  non-existing key without exception
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Thank you for the reply,

when I did a test run I looked in regedit and found

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CONDUIT"

however when I run to remove it, it will not find it. Any idea?
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I think it was the leading \ got it all sorted thank you.
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worked perfect thank you
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