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AlanJB

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Problem with REG: and MozillaPlugins Key
« on: July 31, 2016, 17:03:58 »
Using the REG: virtual filesystem and the key HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins, none of the subkeys can be opened.  Regedit is OK with them.

They all begin with '@' (e.g. @adobe.com/FlashPlayer), so I guess that's the problem.


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Re: Problem with REG: and MozillaPlugins Key
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 17:19:10 »
No the @ is not the issue.. It is the "/" that causing the problems.

Since REG: will say to MC that all "keys" are "folders" , So MC will try to find a virtual folder name "@adobe.com" first and then one named "FlashPlayer" not a "@adobe/FlashPlayer"
Hmm Not really show sure how to solve that. It is a conflict between how the file system works and the registry.


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Re: Problem with REG: and MozillaPlugins Key
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 18:04:40 »
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...It is the "/" that causing the problems...

I see (I should have spotted that).  That's a toughie!

There are around 5,000 registry keys with that format (mostly M$ keys).

If you find time, please give it some thought (I do have a workaround though - not important).

Alan
« Last Edit: July 31, 2016, 23:56:52 by AlanJB »