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    Hi,

    I can see how to search the registry based on modification time, but I can't see how to tell what the modification time of a registry entry is...

    Am I misssing something obvious?

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    Dennis

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    It's easy to miss I have to admit

    When you click on any key in the tree on the left, take a look at the status bar at the bottom of the window. The right side of the status bar lists the "Last write access" time stamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by PepiMK View Post
    It's easy to miss I have to admit

    When you click on any key in the tree on the left, take a look at the status bar at the bottom of the window. The right side of the status bar lists the "Last write access" time stamp
    Thanks, I now see it if I have a registry key highlighted, so that is a good start, but it doesn't display when I look at a value within that key which is what I was expecting.

    Perhaps the time is only on the containing key, but I thought individual "value" pairs (whatever they are called) get time stamped...

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    Hmmm... as far as I know, the timestamp is indeed key-specific.

    Looking into the interface Windows offers to regular software: RegQueryInfoKey does return a field lpftLastWriteTime, neither RegQueryValue nor RegQueryValueEx does return any timestamps, and I don't see any other Reg* functions that would, sorry, would love such a feature myself.

    I've also coded registry access using both the Windows NT native and RTL function set, and both do not offer more details on values either, so it probably doesn't even exist low-level somewhere.
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