You can use certain macros in the Process field of a Registry rule. You can see a menu of macros by typing the left angle bracket (<) character in the Process field.

There are two types of macro supported in Registry rule processes:

  • Path macros – These are a subset of the well-known folders in the Microsoft Windows environment, and they always identify a location rather than a specific file. A path macro can be used only at the beginning of a Path or File specification in a rule (i.e., with no other text before it in the string).
  • Registry macros – These are macros that specify strings in the Windows Registry. A registry macro can be used anywhere in the Path or File specification.

Macros can be an effective way to define a rule that works on all Windows computers even when the files you want to affect are in different locations on different computers.

For a description of path and registry macros, see Using Macros in Rules. These macros can be used in the Process field of a registry rule.

Note: Macros can be used in the Source Process field of a Registry rule but not in the Registry Path field.