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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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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Is there a way (maybe via the registry) to force a WMC extender to startup in a particular menu item, if so how?

I was following a tutorial: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=GWNBsqnY to force my WMC extender to launch into Media Browser upon startup BUT I don't have lusmgr.msc (Local Users And Groups) snap-in. I ...
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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 ...
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Removing deep freeze enterprise

I have a second hand business computer that has deep freeze enterprise, and I do not know the password nor access to the OTP. I've looked around and have found instructions for the standard version, ...
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Modify the tags in windows explorer details pane for folders (Windows 7)

I want to add property tags to the details pane for Windows explorer for the folder type. I have successfully done this for file types but cannot achieve this for a folder itself. To do this for files ...
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How to bring back folder privileges, that I revoked in registry with regedit?

I revoked read and write privileges for my user (but not for admin) in my registry for a folder. I tried to open the folder and it said, that I don't have these priveleges. Ерут I opened regedit.exe ...
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Shift+Right Click to Open .pptx as Read-Only?

When I use shift+right click to open a file as read-only, Office opens the document in standard mode instead. I made registry changes based on the second-to-last post in this thread (How can I open a ...
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How can I add a new DWORD using a batch script?

How can I add a new DWORD using a batch script? I know you need to have a elevated command prompt (I think) which I already have the script for. This is the script I have but it’s not working. REG ...
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Change default file name for “new” context menu items

I recently customised my "New" context menu to my likings by adding HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP to it and removing the others though they have values I want to change if possible. For example, HTML ...
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Direct X setup installation error

Every time I try to install any directX i get the same error "please refer to DXerror.log and Directx.log in your Windows folder to determine problem." I dont have that 2 files anywhere in my system. ...
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Disable 'Windows Security' Dialog

In Windows XP can I disable the 'Windows 'Security Dialog box using regedit? Heres what it looks like: Regards, Snipe
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What is a faster way to search the Windows registry?

Because the Windows registry is a hierarchy, the way regedit is laid out makes typical searches inefficient and slow. Typically, when performing a search in regedit, you highlight the first line ...
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Delete Remote .bak regedit keys of Remote Users

I want to delete all *.bak regedit keys of remote users (for temp users) in XP and Win 7 machines. Is it posible to do delete them bat file via psexec?
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How to show an Admin account on the Windows 7 logon screen

About this LINK How to hide an Admin account on the Windows 7 logon screen I have made changes using HKEYLM and so on... But how can I enable it again? Since I'm a standard user now I can't do ...
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Access denied error from regedit

I have a windows 8.1 machine (recently installed) With UAC set to "minimum" and I'm starting regedit with "run as administrator" If I try to create a new key under ...
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Why RegEdit does not save my changes?

I have a windows 8.1 and my target was to decrease screen DPI from 100% down to 80%. Or from 96 down to 76. I found some kind of solutions from internet which tells me that, that kind of job can be ...
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I want execute in bacth via commandline REG IMPORT

When I try to execute this command: REG IMPORT myreg.reg I get access denied message, because I'm not administrator. However I don't want to open command line using run as administrator in visual ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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Remove Right Click Area on Lenovo ThinkPad W540

The Lenovo ThinkPad W540 does away with dedicated buttons for the trackpad and instead the whole trackpad area is clickable. The lack of any buttons to feel, coupled with the fact that trackpad is ...
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How do I make this DWORD value entry in regedit using batch file?

How do I create this DWORD value using a batch file? Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\ Value: mybrowser.exe Data: ...
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Retrieving Windows XP product key from registry using Parted Magic

I've a laptop which has a Windows Vista licence sticker on it, but it was downgraded to Windows XP due to reasons. However, the HDD is broken (read errors and bad sectors everywhere) and it will not ...
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Can i use outlook without having a .ost file at all?

Im in a bit of a pickle. At my office we are working with about 100-150 computers. At the moment all of them are using cached exchange mode and creating a local .ost file when logging in on a new ...
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How to browse a registry hive file?

I had to reinstall windows but forgot to backup settings from an app from the registry. I still have the old registry in Windows.old/Documents and Settings/me. I think it's the ntuser.dat file. Is ...
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How can I add video dimensions to video file tooltips?

Hi there I would like to add some extra info to my video file tooltips on my computer. How do I add video dimensions to my video file tooltips??? AKA the little popup that appears when you hover over ...
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Changing default behavior of a Keyboard Multimedia Keys

Today I've got a Dell KB522 keyboard, which has 7 multimedia keys on top. I was wondering if it's possible to change the behaviour of those keys due to the lack of official Dell app to do that (for ...
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Why does reg.exe runs three processes when my Windows 8 starts up?

Whenever I start up my PC (running Windows 8.1) I am able to see three windows of running reg.exe program for a flash of a second. Some times they are visible for a longer duration and that was when I ...
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Made a reg edit to force Chrome to open in Desktop mode in Windows 8, now everything is broken

I made this reg file edit to open chrome in desktop mode in windows 8: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ChromeHTML\shell\open\command] "DelegateExecute"=- ...
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Windows Explorer doesn't show correctly the custom icon

I have an issue with a custom file extension that I've added in the registry, I've followed all steps, reviewed the .ico file path, deleted the associated registry entries and tried again, rebooting ...
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What does the path '\REGISTRY\A\…' in Sysinternals Procmon log mean?

I use Sysinternals Procmon utility to monitor the registry access by some programs. Most log entries have the Path property starting from HKCU\… or HKLM\…, that corresponds to the registry hives ...
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Adding entries to the context menu and organising them in Windows 7

So I've got the hang of adding keys to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\Shell, and I know I can add a string entitled 'Position' and change its value to position the entry I've made, but I can't ...