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consumer = 
consumer site = 
consumer application = 

entry point = 
working directory = C:\Users\
install directory = C:\Users\
plugin directory = C:\Users\

part_setting1 = blue
color_settings_1 = blue
color_settings_2 = pink

crosshair_color =

import os
import sys
import configparser
import winreg

config_plugin = configparser.ConfigParser()
plugin_dir = config_plugin

REG_PATH = plugin_dir

reg_connection = winreg.ConnectRegistry(None, winreg.HKEY_CURRENT_USER)

reg_key = winreg.OpenKey(reg_connection, path)

winreg.CreateKey(reg_key, "New Key")

    for key in range(3000):
           show_sub_keys = winreg.EnumKey(reg_key, key)
    except WindosError:

new_key_value = winreg.OpenKey(reg_connection,  path)
winreg.SetValueEx(new_key_value, "New Value",0,winreg.REG_SZ, "This Value")

What I have tried:

Im trying to add this ini dynamically in windows registry using a python code but have never done this, i created this ini file in my `python project and keep getting an error of not finding the path
Updated 9-Mar-23 8:16am
Richard MacCutchan 9-Mar-23 10:10am    
Exactly which line produces the error, and what is the complete text of the message.

1 solution

Basically, don't - it'll only cause you grief.
When the registry was first created, it was pretty much public, anyone could stick anything in it. And so they did - it got bloated, slow, and unreliable so access became restricted, and each successive version of the OS added restrictions. It seems that this trend towards a totally secure registry will continue.

Instead, there are folders in Windows that are specifically there to hold user data such as INI files (though XML / JSON is generally considered a better idea these days): Special folder - Wikipedia[^]
You can get the path to these at run time either via win32com.SHGetFolderPath:
from import shell, shellcon
print shell.SHGetFolderPath(0, shellcon.CSIDL_PERSONAL, None, 0)
or by using a python wrapper like userpaths · PyPI[^] (Google can find you several different such wrappers).
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