Wouldn't it be faster (and safer) just to search the computer for 
FrameMaker.exe?

Regards,
Shmuel Wolfson



Jakob Fix wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am preparing an update installer to be deployed by authors in my
> organisation.  The update contains mainly updated EDDs and other
> supporting files and will be copied to the Structure subdirectory.
>
> I need to determine the location of where FrameMaker has been
> installed, as not all authors have the same directory structure, so I
> can't presume that FrameMaker will always be in C:\Program
> Files\Adobe\FrameMaker7.2.
>
> So, I think the location of where FrameMaker has been installed is
> available somewhere in the registry (yes, this is Windows).  However,
> searching for the string "Adobe\FrameMaker7.2" yielded several
> results.  Here are my candidates:
>
> HKLM\Software\Adobe\FrameMaker\7.2\FMHome
> HLKM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Path
> HLKM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders
> HLKM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{...-...-....}\InstallLocation
>   (where the string in between { and } is some kind of unique identifier.
>
> I would be grateful for advice which key to choose as I am not sure
> which one  is the most reliable.
>
> Thank you.
>   

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