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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Increase Lines of Scrollback for all sessions quickly

I have over 100 PuTTY sessions saved, and I wanted to increase my Lines of Scrollback from 200 to something higher like 5000. I know how to do this manually, one by one. However I don't want to ...
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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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Windows 8.1 touchpad three-finger-multitouch gesture gone

Couple of days ago, i installed the Windows 8.1 Pro WMC and all of a sudden the touchpad gesture, which worked like a charm back in Win 8.1 preview, Win 8 and even Win 7, just stopped working. I am ...
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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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Pesonalization disabled by Admin

On a PC, running Windows 7, when I right click on the Desktop and click on Personalization, it says that it has been blocked by the Administrator. As I have admin rights on that PC, how could I ...
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Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
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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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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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How can I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account?

How do I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account in Windows XP?
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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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How do I remove default windows items from the “open with” context menu?

The things in the image I have crossed out are the ones I want to remove. I have already tried the various NirSoft utilities, none of them will remove the default windows items. I've also tried ...
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How to Sent a Parameter to A Specific Jar From the Context Menu in Explorer?

I have a jar file at this path C:\mgnfcnt.jar . I added an option to right click to fire this jar when user clicked this option. And also I want to send the path of file whick right clicked to this ...
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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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How to set the default program without the program's icon for an extension

This might not be the best place to ask, but how can I set the default program for an extension while using a custom icon handler from a dll? I used this tool to show an apk's icon in explorer. I also ...
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All files trying to start in Notepad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Window7 troubleshooting .exe is not opening This question has been asked, but the solutions given were worthless to me because ALL files are trying to open in Notepad. I ...
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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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How can I associate multiple context menu types for one file extension in the registry?

I want to add custom context menu options for certain file extensions (like .zip-files) for a program I'm developing. However on many (but not all) PCs my software is going to be installed on 7-Zip is ...
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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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Shadows in windows 8.1

I know windows 8/8.1 is a flat OS but we still see the window shadows about 1px (very narrow) if we enable that in Advanced System settings --> performance --> Visual effects. So is there any way ...
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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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Remove taskbar with registry in windows 7

I'm trying to permanently hide my taskbar. I'd rather not use a different shell or use software to do this for me, so editing the registry seemed a natural choice. Searching the web a bit, I found ...
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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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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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How to add programs in context menu on desktop at one context name?

Hello I'm searching for answer how to put programs (not program) in context menu of desktop at one context name? Example: I want to create new context name which can be extendable to put inside more ...
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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 ...
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Add registry entries for all users

I've installed a software on my windows 8 computer which writes entries in my registry. How can I modify this registry entries for all users ? For example what I need to modify is values from this key ...
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How to change meta data of a registry key?

According to Wikipedia: "The Windows registry can be edited manually using programs such as regedit.exe, although these tools do not expose some of registry's metadata such as the last modified date." ...
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on Windows XP, how can I remove (NOT hide) a system tray icon without closing the process?

So I leave uTorrent running on the system tray when I go to work, but every time my brother gets on the pc he closes it. So by the time I get back I've lost 7-8 hours of download. Most infuriating. I ...
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How to run a MSC file extension using Regedit?

How I can run a MSC Windows file which is stored in a reg value as a context menu option? When I click on the option, absolutelly nothing happens. PS: I don't want to trick it starting CMD window or ...
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Need to script the installation of some MSIs and a few registry edits

I'm periodically required to update a whole bunch of browser plugins and other programs. I figured I might as well automate the process with a batch script. I found the MSI's for Reader, Java, Flash, ...
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Delaying a startup program using regedit

i am looking to delay a program at startup for 2 mins, i know there are startup programs out there but need a registry tweek as i need then to push it out as a GPO to 200 machines. can anyone advise ...
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HTTP links open nightly, not firefox

I installed Nightly on windows 8 to play with the new Metro interface that is under development. I uninstalled it a while later, but HTTP and HTTPS links go to Nightly, not firefox, and I can't seem ...
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No access to registry but local administrator

My domain joined Windows 8 client will not start the regedit.exe. I am local administrator on my machine, means my domain user is in the administrators group. I know that there are several GPOs ...
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Restrict use of Microsoft Access? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restrict use of Microsoft Access? I'm trying to remove the ability for non-administrators to create databases in Microsoft Access. My issue is that people are creating ...
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How to modify a computer's offline registry from WINPE?

I need to make changes on my registry without using the OS software, and need to do it with WINPE. However when WINPE is ready to work and I am trying to open regedit.exe it shows me only current OS ...
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to find the older Path?

I saw the other post like this and that, but i can't solve my problem, I opened regedit and find the previous version of folder USER <-screen, when i select/open it I can see the folder in the ...
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Is it possible to configure a static IP alternative for all adapters using the registry?

I was reading the alternative configuration documentation, and thought I'd try to setup a fallback static IP to simplify my setup: ...
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How to remove all items containing a string in Windows registry?

I am trying to remove all reference to 'Business Objects' on my machine as my previous install was not right and doesnt give option to uninstall. I am able to delete one by one with find next (F3 ...
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Autorun for PowerShell

I have created some aliases (doskey), saved them to a file and added AutoRun value (pointing that file) for cmd.exe at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor I would like to do ...
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c:\windows\regedit.exe copy fails

Tonight I have come across a strange phenomenon on win7 (64bit pro). When I copy regedit.exe to for example c:\ I am no longer able to run it. It simply doesn't start any more. When I try to debug it ...
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Regedit F3 (Find Next) not working in Windows 7

For some reason the F3 function key (Find Next) in Regedit has stopped working. This means I have to go to the Edit menu and then click Find Next each time, which is very time consuming. Has anyone ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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How to make an app available for other users after installation?

I hope there is a way to do this, Let me explain it: When you install a software on Windows, you are asked to do it for everyone or just for the current user. Well, I made a mistake, I installed it ...
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Unable to load ntuser.dat for a currently non-logged user

I have a Windows XP machine with 2 accounts: "User" - limited acc "Admin" - has strong password User got a virus, that blocked access. I logined as Admin and launched regedit. I tried to load ...
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Enable Recycle Bin Prompt in Windows 8 via Registry key

I need to enable the Recycle Bin Prompt via Regedit. I've tried to monitor the registry changes when enabling/disabling the recycle bin prompt but any value change found with Regshot (too strange ...
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Firefox can't find the file at sip: xxxx

Hi have a voip service that works great and use Bria Counterpath softphone - also good. I have installed a click to call add on for Firefox and keep getting this error: Firefox can't find the file ...
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How to force a file association in Windows 7? (Regedit?)

I recently upgraded my Adobe CS4 Des. Standard to CS5. For some reason Adobe didn't overwrite CS4 but instead installed CS5 as a whole new series of programs. Seeing as I didn't want both CS4 & ...