regedit.exe is the inbuilt tool which provides direct access to the Windows Registry. Only tag if your question specifically involves using regedit.exe, otherwise use [windows-registry].

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Add an entry to context menu in Windows (7 and later) to move contents of folder to parent folder [on hold]

I need to add an entry to context menu for folders. When I right click on the folder and select this new option (i.e. Move Contents to Parent Folder), it will take files and folders in this folder ...
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Can't add context menu item to mp3 files (through regedit)

Here's how I did it: I went to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3, checked the value of (Default) which was dbpoweramp.mp3, then I created HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dbpoweramp.mp3\Shell\foo\command and set its (Default) ...
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In QuickBooks 2014, how to prepopulate MRU for all users?

i have tried editing the registry and QBWUSER.ini file, but with no luck. No matter what i have done to these two locations i have found filenames, when QBW 2014 is launched, the MRU does not change. ...
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How does Programs and Features List Programs?

I'm interesting in knowing what sources the Windows "Programs and Features" is influenced by. I've found that removing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* will ...
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regedit - how to reset to (value not set)

Let's say the key is HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell, and i edit the value to empty Then how can this registry key reset back to (value not set) state ? I tried reg add HKCR\Folder\Shell /t ...
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“Encrypt contents to secure data” is grayed out even after regedit dword is set to 0

My Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out on my computer. I have already gone: Into the regedit and set NtfsDisableEncrypton to 0 and rebooted. To Admin Tools > System in Control Panel and ...
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What happens with these registry items…?

I'm aware that the following registry values relate to the login process, I found in a youtube video that switching out the .bak on the two similar items you can fix a login service error. My question ...
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Setting Word Autorecovery Path RegKey Not Working VBScript

I would like to change the auto-save location of Word documents for our users to a local folder on their machines, allowing them to recover these themselves (They connect via Citrix). I added the ...
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How to remove Registry Keys with wildcards

Are you able to remove a registry key with the following command? reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall{CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C240*" /f The ...
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Reg un/load access denied

While trying to unload an HKLM\SOFTWARE subkey I kept receiving the error Access is denied. I tried loading/unloading a test key, but I still received the error. I haven't been able to find any ...
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Regedit Won't Start

I recently had an issue with a program not starting. I read the solution, which required modifying a registry key. When I went to start regedit I receive this message: The service did not respon ...
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Script (or conf file modification) for putty on windows 7

How can i add a script to putty for windows? I found many links describing the procedure but all them are for Linux. I would like to change the color of the router/device names during ssh. Regards.
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How to show option in windows context menu on right click only if has directory

For example if you right click on any simple folder Tortoise Git doesn't show "Git Sync" in the menu but if you go to folder that has .git folder its shows up. How I can do that? I only found that ...
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How to remove icons from the taskbar?

I have windows 10, and I'm trying to completely remove 2 icons. (Not just hide them in the overflowed list.) Here are the 2 items I want to remove: So I went to the startup programs (at task ...
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Lost users folder and don't know how to get it back

I asked my IT friends, have spent weeks searching, and have tried a couple of additional solutions to no avail. So I'm coming to superuser to pray that there's some way I can get my files back. I'll ...
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Force a specific program to open while opening a given program [closed]

How to force vlc.exe to open wmplayer.exe using regedit? i.e. whenever and from wherever i try to open windows media player, it should open vlc instead
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Windows 10 applying registry mouse settings

When I manually change any mouse settings in the registry using either regedit or PowerShell (MouseSpeed, MouseThreshold1, MouseThreshold2 MouseTrails, etc.) in the registry under ...
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REGEDIT won't load hive from Win 10 to Win 8.1

The story in a nutshell: I use PuTTY a lot I back up my file system regularly I got tired of Win 10 freezing on me every couple of minutes, so I decided to reset my PC to factory settings (Win 8.1) ...
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Get PC Serial Number from Registry

I'm trying to get the serial number of a user's PC from a VBS script, and display it in a msgbox. I am aware of the methods for commandline (wmic bios getserialnumber) and I am aware of the ...
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Can't sign in to Windows 10 with Microsoft account

I'm trying to follow this answer: Edit your registry HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdentities Here, you will see the account that is giving you trouble. Delete ...
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Exporting settings from the registry editor

My problem is regarding the unwieldy dinosaur that is Windows Vista. I am using old software that I haven't been able to run in newer OS than Vista (actually the compatibility is XP only). If I ...
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Windows 10: Unable to do changes in regedit

Recently I've upgraded my Windows 7 installation to 10. The low disk space warning is really bugging me, so I decided to get rid of it. I wanted to try this post's suggestions, so I started regedit as ...
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What is the difference between regedit and gpedit.msc?

From my limited knowledge, it seems that gpedit.msc and regedit accomplish the same goal for me. What exactly are the differences? Which is more powerful? Which is more dangerous to play with?
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Dual monitors: how to enable cursor edge stickyness

I have recently put up my dual monitor setup, i was looking forward having the Sticky Cursor, but that feature didn't automatically turned on. So i have been looking around, tried messing a little ...
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Where Windows stores Internet Options?

I'm trying to find where in Regedit Windows stores the security settings available on 'Internet Options', specially the one at Miscellaneous > Display mixed content. That's because i have an app that ...
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How to add some application services and third party services to the list of safe mode services using regedit

I'm unable to launch a certain service when I booted my machine in "Safe Mode with Networking" because this particular service is not allowed to be launched in safe mode. Is there any way I can make ...
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Windows Taskbar Clock Width

I have used the program from Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language > Additional Settings to change my format of date shown on the clock of Windows 7's taskbar. ...
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Why is Powershell able to change registry values regardless of registry permissions?

Using Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Through Regedit I removed permissions from Administrators and even System for the key HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings. I was under the ...
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Editing context menu for executable/application on Windows [duplicate]

For some reason, when I right click on an application instead of the context menu displaying "open" or "run" it replaces it as shown below. Does anyone know how to change that back to normal in the ...
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Search XML document for string and get the full XML path

I have a large and complex XML document in a file. I would like to do a text search of the XML document and have it give me the full XML path of the found text. There is similar functionality in the ...
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Regedit.exe import fails to pick up “text” field

I am migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. I use database software (Aginity Workbench), which allows a user to save common queries called "Code Snippets". These snippets are stored in the registry: ...
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Getting Files to “Open With” Chrome Canary Rather Than Main Google Chrome Instance

I have Google Chrome installed, which is my main browser. I also have Chrome Canary installed, which is my browser instance for work related development. I have disabled the Flash plugin in Google ...
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How can I use a batch file to create multiple registry backups in the same folder? [closed]

I have a batch file in the Startup folder that creates a backup of the Windows registry using regedit. The problem is that it overwrites the older .REG file every time the computer restarts. Here's ...
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How do I start the taskbar after changing the “shell” registry key that runs at login

So, I have made a version of windows that looks like it isn't running windows (no logos or common windows tropes), so that it looks like it is only the software I choose that is running, sort of like ...
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How to add additional fonts to the Windows console windows [closed]

I was recently doing a search on Bing and read that it is possible to have more fonts than appear on the screen. This really interested me and I tried it and could not do it. I am on windows 8.1 I ...
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Cannot run regedit to fix registry problems [duplicate]

I cannot run regedit or any other exe programs after I used by mistake the command open with windows media center by default. Everything is opening with wmc and I cannot repair anything. please help!
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JavaScript error on embedded Internet Explorer

I have a wallboard setup to display statistics in the office, however the widget that uses embedded Internet Explorer keeps coming up with a JavaScript error. The error can be closed without ...
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Window's 7 won't install any new hardware. ex. new usb? [closed]

I don't know what happened, (It might be after the latest windows update, thought I'm not sure) but windows won't recognize any usb that weren't previously installed. Also, (I'm not sure whether this ...
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Restoring default color scheme on Windows 8

When I was trying to find some color scheme comfortable for eyes on my Windows 8, I have changed my regedit settings using *.reg file. Unfortunately, I don't like it anymore and I would like to ...
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Regedit “Cannot Delete” “Error while deleting key”

I am trying to delete a registry key in regedit and keep getting this error: Cannont delete (keyname): Error while deleting key. I am a admin and have check the permissions for the key and all ...
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Default uncheck “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”

Is there any way to have the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" option unchecked by default? I found this method to have the option disabled. I haven't tried it yet, but ...
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Can't regain administrator privileges after hiding the admin's account on win log-on

I've followed the guide here to hide the admin's account from log on area but now i only have a standard account left and i can't access regedit as admin to do the necessary work and bring the admin ...
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regedit.exe does not open

I am trying to get into my regedit application but when I launch it as a regular user or as an admin (run as administrator), I get the UAC warning but nothing happens after, at all. Sometimes the ...
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Registry access denied

I edited ["HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"] and set the administrator permissions to "Deny". Now, when I try to open any file it gives me this message: ...
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Added new Registry file keeps asking me to run it

I was wondering if anyone knew how to ignore this message Regedit gives you, I've added a new reg file and everytime windows boots keeps asking me if I want to run it. Is there a way to always run it ...
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The Voodoo XP error you cant fix . RDP / MSTSC.exe - cannot find <LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI

I keep getting the error cannot file C:\Windows\System32\<LANG_NAME>\mstsc.exe.MUI I do have this path C:\Windows\System32\US_en and this one too C:\Windows\System32\en and I made ...
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Add context menu items to services (windows)

I am trying to a delete option to the right click menu of windows services, I know that you can do this with right click menus for files such as .cat / .bmp and I think you can here too, so I created ...
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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problems with installing programs after re-imaging computer

I had a virus on my computer, so I backed up everything and restored my laptop to factory settings. After this everything worked fine for about 8 months until I decided I didn't have enough space, my ...
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Missing regedit folders

I don't use regedit much but almost every time i do, i run into issues with missing folders. I think i can simply make new ones and it will work but i was wondering what the issue is? To use a ...