Configuring Extra! HLLAPI short names for all users on Windows 10

  • 7024463
  • 28-Feb-2020
  • 28-Feb-2020


Extra! X-treme


With Extra! versions 9.5.1033 ( and earlier, when HLLAPI short names were configured for “Shared among all users,” the HLLAPI Short name associations were stored in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Attachmate\EXTRA!\WorkstationUser\ConfiguredSessions.  The problem is, with Windows 8 and later, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE is locked down for most users so the value is not saved.


With Extra! 9.5.1042 and later, when a user configures HLLAPI short names for “Shared among all users,” the HLLAPI Short name associations are now stored to a public file in C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Micro Focus\EXTRA!\sessions.cfg.

If a second user to the machine creates a new Extra! configuration file or opens an existing configuration file when configuring HLLAPI short name if “Shared among all users” is selected, Extra! will read the contents C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Micro Focus\EXTRA!\sessions.cfg and display the HLLAPI configuration.

Additional Information

With earlier versions of Extra!, for a manual workaround that involves editing the registry, see KB 7021718.