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Windows 7: environment variables in windows registry

11 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
environment variables in windows registry

I have a game that normally saves everything to the same folder. I want to have a separate save folder for each windows 7 account. The game's save path is stored in the windows registry. It doesn't seem to accept environment variables in the save path. Is it the game, a syntax error or are environment variables in the registry not resolved at runtime?

Save Path   REG_SZ   C:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo II\Save\
working with absolute path
Save Path   REG_EXPAND_SZ   C:\Users\account\Saved Games\Diablo II
not working with env variable
Save Path   REG_EXPAND_SZ   %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Diablo II
Note: According to a post I found on superuser REG_SZ should be changed to REG_EXPAND_SZ when using env variables. Absolute paths work either way.


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