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How to add key to windows registry??

Supun Lakshan Dissanayake
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Joined: Oct 26, 2012
Posts: 135

I want to read or write registry key to windows registry using a java programme.
registry key is like "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\KasperskyLab\protected\AVP12" // this registry key is a SAMPLE
How to do it?


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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42959
The links to the solution.
Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2963

I've never used it myself, but I believe the Java API class java.util.prefs.Preferences uses the Windows registry as its store when running on Windows. Its abilities to read and write registry keys would be limited, but depending on your requirements might be enough. If you need more flexibility, then you'll need to write (or find to download) a JNI interface for this job. Here another thread that might point you in the right direction:
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