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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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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 a formatted partition. I have ...
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I want to set the FN key on my laptop to toggle

What I want to do, is to set the Fn key as a toggle (same as caps lock). I was thinking this should be possible through registry, but I do not have enough knowledge of it to fix this. (Could also be ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond limits in Windows Regedit?

I want to increase mouse sensitivity beyond the limits set in Windows 7 Control Panel. I found various mouse sensitivity settings in regedit under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse. Can I ...
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Surface Pro not able to Rotate while logged in as Standard User. Auto Rotate only works for local computer administrators

Having a hard time trying to figure out how to resolve this problem. I have some Surface Pro 4's that are domain joined and they are not able to AutoRotate (i.e. they are stuck in Landscape ...
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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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Ask registry value status & use computer name as registry value

I have made a .reg file where I set certain registry values. but I need to have a printout of situation before and after. So how can I easily read out all reg values (within this regfile)? And is it ...
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Should I use registry cleaners? [closed]

I have a computer that has had some registry issues. I repaired my Windows installation, however I would like to ensure that there aren't any more issues. I read that you can use this method by ...
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Symlink prompting “Open with” [duplicate]

I can create a symlink: > mklink bravo.png alfa.png symbolic link created for bravo.png <<===>> alfa.png However this is on a virtual machine. For some reason if I create one ...
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How to disable only the synced icon overlays from MEGASync?

MEGASync adds icon overlays to files and folders that are synced. It has three different icons to represent: currently syncing, synced, and sync failed. The currently syncing and sync failed overlays ...
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Cannot log in to Windows 10 after deleting profile in registry

So I ended deleting my only profile through registry thinking it would fix "The update could not be completed undoing changes problem". Now I cannot even log in my account. I tried resetting my ...
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How do I undo a deletion or modification made in RegEdit?

I followed http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5hs4b7a6.aspx to diasble Just-In-Time-Debugging. I deleted the following registry key in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\...
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How do you add an item to the context menu of a folder?

I know how to add a context menu for when you click on an actual folder: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\commandNameHere] but what about clicking on nothing in a folder? like I make a new ...
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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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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 an admin and have checked the permissions for the key and all ...
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Where are the Windows Registry Files stored?

Where can I find the files edited when you run RegEdit?
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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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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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Open registry directly to a given key?

I need to open a registry key such as the following in regedit. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Foo\Bar Is there a tool which will navigate to the key for me, without my having to navigate the folders ...
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Windows RegEdit: How to properly quote Cygwin commands in Registry “RunAs” entry?

I have a Windows machine with Cygwin/X installed and X11 server running. I want to open text files with Cygwin/X's GVim. I already have it set up, with the appropriate Registry entry at Computer\...
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Cannot re-enable CD and USB drives in Windows 7

I am currently having a problem enabling a CD rom and USB drive on a work machine. Some background - Because of the sensitive data within the workplace, by default, all USB and CD drives are locked ...
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When calling a python program from a context menu, the program only opens if the right clicked file is in the same directory as the script

I have created a python script which is a simple IDE. When selecting "Edit with RavenIDE" in the context menu of a .py file, the program will open that file. Unfortunately, it only opens the file if ...
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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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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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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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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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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 run a MSC file extension using Regedit?

scenario I have an .msc file associated to a command of a personalized contextmeni item , which is stored in a reg value as a context menu option?. This is the registry script: Windows Registry ...
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Enable Recycle Bin Prompt in Windows 8 via Registry key?

Scenario I'm using Windows 8. By default, the behavior of a file deletion is that it does not confirm the deletion with a Recycle Bin** Prompt, I mean that when the user press the del key, the ...
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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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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 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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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 hardware-...
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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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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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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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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 ...