I think that the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE has some installation paths, but into the %ProgramFiles% paths.
The SketchUP binary / program folders:
We Do still have a few issues (on MS Windows,) that I am still politicking to get changed.
I start adding them here, but it might take a few days for me to remember them and add them here.
Custom user templates are saved into the binary path, without any choice to save them elsewhere, when the “Save As Template” (“File” menu) option is used.
If the “Standard User” does not have write permissions for the “SketchUp 2015/Resources/en-US/Templates” directory, an error occurs, or the file is instead SILENTLY saved into the user “
%LocalAppData%/VirtualStore/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/Resources/en-US/Templates” directory (… Windows actually creates the virtual directories.)
This is no help as SketchUp does not go looking there for user templates.
(1)(a) SketchUp will not look in the user
%AppData% path, unless the Templates directory is physically moved into the user
This is probably a bad idea as any update / maintenance release is likely to recreate the Templates directory in the binary path, thereby shutting off users from their custom templates.
The only way to set up a user’s appdata “Styles” folder ahead of time is to use a symbolic link:
At the NT console, an Administrator must navigate to the SketchUp program “Styles” sub-directory, and enter:
C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\Styles>mklink /D "User Styles" "%USERPROFILE%/Documents/SketchUp/Styles"
If it works you see:
symbolic link created for User Styles <<===>> C:\Users\Dan/Documents/SketchUp/Styles
When you start SketchUp you’ll see the link “User Styles” added to all the rest of the listed Styles directories, in the Styles inspector: