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Need vbscript that will copy a registry key to the desktop in .reg form.
Thanks ahead.
Troy
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try something like this:

objShell.run "regedit /e C:\....\myreg.reg 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings'"

just be carefull about " 

you may need something like"

objShell.run "regedit /e ""C:\...path_to_desktop...\myreg.reg"" 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings'"
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Do I need some sort of object shell definition and is the standard path to desktop c:\desktop?
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by:HainKurt
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here it is:

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run "regedit /e ""C:\...path_to_desktop...\myreg.reg"" 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings'"
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you can use this to find desktop

strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")

then full code will be

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
WshShell.Run "regedit /e """ &  strDesktop  &"\myreg.reg"" 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings'"
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here is working, tested sample:

dim WSHShell, strDesktop

Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strDesktop = WSHShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")

strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
strCmd = "regedit /e """ &  strDesktop & "\myreg.reg"" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\HAINKURT"

WSHShell.Run strCmd

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by:hardrock95
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It runs, and I have tried other keys, but I cannot find myreg.reg anywhere on my computer.
I am assuming that is what I am looking for.  Do I need to create it first?
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by:hardrock95
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Last example appears to have worked.  I will let you know if there are issues.
Thanks.
Troy
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in the previous samples I used ' around reg path, which cause issues i guess... maybe we should use " instead of '

strCmd = "regedit /e """ &  strDesktop & "\myreg.reg"" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\HAINKURT"

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strCmd = "regedit /e """ &  strDesktop & "\myreg.reg"" ""HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\HAINKURT"""

if reg path has special characters (?) or spaces... if there is no space, we dont need any ' or " around it...
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Great help as always.
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